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Title: AN OFFICER AND A FORTUNE (Fortunes of Texas: The Hotel Fortune #5)
Author: Nina Crespo
Pub. Date: Paperback: April 27, 2021
Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Free preview: https://preview.aer.io/9781488075551
His homecoming was temporary. Until he met the woman who changed everything.
Captain Collin Waldon is on leave from the military, tending to his ailing father in his final days. Knowing his stay in Rambling Rose will be short, Collin is not looking for romantic entanglements—especially not with Nicole Fortune, the beautiful, free-spirited executive chef of Roja Restaurant in the struggling Hotel Fortune. Yet these two unlikely lovers seem perfect for each other, until Collin’s reassignment threatens their newfound bliss…
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The Fortunes of Texas: The Hotel Fortune
Book 1: Her Texas New Year’s Wish by Michelle Major
Book 2: Their Second-Time Valentine by Helen Lacey
Book 3: An Unexpected Father by Marie Ferrarella
Book 4: Runaway Groom by Lynne Marshall
Book 5: An Officer and a Fortune by Nina Crespo
Book 6: Cowboy in Disguise by Allison Leigh
Excerpt (Use this to find the answers for the puzzle and the word search)
Excerpt From: Nina Crespo. “An Officer and a Fortune”
Weaving through the growing crowd at the outdoor market, Nicole glanced left and right. Just as she was about to give up her search, she spotted the herbs and a host of leafy green vegetables. Harris Farms…that was the vendor she was looking for.
But the baskets were almost empty.
Picking up the pace, Nicole moved to the side, squeezing between the people strolling down the center aisle and the ones perusing items at the stalls.
A few steps from the table, a dark-haired woman cut in front of Nicole and set down the numerous full bags she’d been carrying at her feet. Leaning over the table, she blocked the rosemary basket as she flagged down the vendor. “Do you have more basil? What’s out here is wilted.”
“Pardon me.” Nicole tried to snag some of the rosemary, but the woman calling out to the vendor wouldn’t budge.
Releasing a sigh of frustration, Nicole scooted around her, battling the crowd like a salmon swimming upstream. By the time she made it to the other side of the woman, only one bunch of rosemary tied with a thin red band remained.
As she reached for it, a familiar woodsy cologne and alluring body heat surrounded her like an embrace. Distracted from the basket, she glanced left at the guy standing there. It was him.
Stunning coppery eyes met hers, and her thoughts short-circuited, leaving her mouth momentarily uncensored. “You are so…” She barely swallowed the rest of her sentence, preventing it from slipping out. Gorgeous.
“I’m what?” He picked up the last of the rosemary. The corners of his eyes crinkled slightly as his mouth quirked up with a quizzical smile.
Nicole pointed to the tied bunch of herbs in his hand. “You are so lucky. That’s the last one.”
“It is? I guess I am.” The deep tone of his voice settled inside of Nicole, making her tingle from the inside out. As he held her gaze, she couldn’t bring herself to look away.
Stop staring! What was wrong with her? She was acting like he was the first sinfully hot guy she’d ever laid eyes on.
His gaze moved from her face to her free hand, still hovering in the air.
She snatched up some parsley.
Okay, it wasn’t what she came for, but she’d looked silly just standing there practically drooling over him…
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3. The officer
4. Type of market
5. The Fortune
6. Herb they all wanted
7. What fish is swimming up stream?
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Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing.
Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel.
Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.
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