Traci Hightower is done with dating after the man of her dreams left her at the altar on their wedding day and ran off with the woman she thought was her best friend. Traci resolves to focus on work and resigns herself to being a bachelorette for life until she meets Mark Roberts. Catch the spotlight of the new release by Alexis Goring, A Second Chance.
Book Blurb for A Second Chance:
Newly single food critic and newspaper reporter Traci Hightower is done with dating. After the man of her dreams left her at the altar on their wedding day and ran off with the woman she thought was her best friend, Traci resolves to focus on work and resigns herself to being a bachelorette for life.
Marc Roberts is a political reporter who is known as Mr. Nice Guy, the one who always finishes last. However, Marc’s compassion and kindness are of invaluable help to his newly widowed sister Gina Braxton who is trying to raise her two kids in the wake of her firefighter husband’s death.
Traci and Marc may be the perfect match, but they don’t know it yet. With God’s guidance and the help of Gina’s matchmaking skills honed by her career as a bestselling romance novelist, there is hope for a happily ever after for these two broken hearts.
Excerpt from Chapter 2 of A Second Chance by Alexis A. Goring
Traci smoothed the silk fabric of her little black dress. Her hands glided over the material as she checked it for any creases, smoothing it to perfection. She reached for her pearls, a gift from her dad when she graduated from college.
“Always remember, you are my princess.” His eyes shone when she opened the gift. “And you deserve a prince.”
“You’ll always be my princess.” Greg used those same words to woo her when they were dating. “And I, as your prince, will protect, love, and cherish you forever.”
Apparently, forever had an expiration date. He left her at the altar and shattered her heart.
She straightened. Greg was in the past. He was not her real prince. Not even a real gentleman. She was better off without him. One day, she would meet someone who would ruin her lipstick, not her mascara.
She applied her favorite rose-pink lip gloss, eyeliner, and mascara. Professional but flirty. Perfect for a night out on the town. She swept her unruly hair into a bun and slipped her feet into a pair of black pumps.
She observed the tight bun in her vanity mirror. Too professional. It might be a better idea to let her hair down, at least for tonight. After all, this was a five-star restaurant.
For whatever the reason, she had this urge to dress to the nines.
Not that she was husband hunting.
That was the last thing she was doing.
Marc Roberts pulled up to the new five-star restaurant and handed his car keys to the valet. “Thanks, man.”
The tuxedo-clad valet nodded and slid into the driver’s seat, then sped off. Marc did a double-take, holding his breath until he was sure the man didn’t crash his vehicle.
The doorman smiled at Marc and opened the entrance door, ushering him in with a gesture. Marc nodded his head and walked in, where the maître d’ greeted him.
Marc nodded. He hated sitting at a table for one. But as someone who found himself being single more often than in a relationship, he’d gotten used to it.
As Marc walked into the restaurant’s dining area, he bumped into a table. The water glass on it tilted and spilled onto the white cloth.
The table’s occupant gasped. He turned to her. Correction. The table’s gorgeous occupant gasped.
“I’m so sorry, ma’am.” Was he flushed?
Her beautiful, hazel-green eyes arrested him. His heart flopped like a bunny.
She offered him a timid smile. “That’s no problem.” She grabbed a notebook and pen from the path of the water.
He cleared his throat, willing his voice to work. “Are you a restaurant critic or something?”
The woman turned her head just a little bit. “Yes, I am.”
“Enjoy your dinner. Sorry again about the water.” The maître d’ escorted him to a table only a few rows away from the gorgeous lady reporter.
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Alexis A. Goring is a passionate writer with a degree in Print Journalism and an MFA in Creative Writing. She loves the art of storytelling and hopes that her stories will connect readers with the enduring, forever love of Jesus Christ. She lives in Maryland and loves the beach. Her career ambition is to make a solid and financially secure living as a creative professional in the Arts & Entertainment industry.
“God is Love” blog: http://capturingtheidea.blogspot.com