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Title: Scent for Love
Author: Sophia Knightly
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
He's hotter than a chili pepper. She's icy champagne. A combination ready to combust...
All Gabe Falcon wants is to open a successful and trendy restaurant on the posh side of Naples, Florida. What he doesn't expect is to get a glamorous and feisty neighbor who keeps him on his toes, challenging him at every turn.
Upscale perfumer Lily Marlowe, just back from Paris, creates custom fragrances for Naples' elite. And the last thing she needs is the spicy aromas of Gabe's mouth-watering dishes overpowering her fragrances and turning away customers. But she doesn't expect her business rival to present her with a tempting proposition that makes her reserve falter.
The more she gets to know Gabe, the harder it is for Lily to distance herself. Their chemistry is explosive and as his tender pursuit breaks through her barriers, she grapples with an intense longing she is powerless to resist. Torn between her desire and her business, can Lily trust Gabe when the unimaginable occurs?
“Let’s talk about tonight.”
“Tonight?” He sure didn’t waste any time. “You didn’t mention we’d be practicing so soon,” Lily hedged.
“The sooner we get started, the better. I plan on winning, don’t you?” Gabe fixed her with a direct gaze and waited for her response.
“Yes,” she said slowly, “but how are we going to find a dance instructor to choreograph it on such short notice?”
He drew back and made a noise that was a mixture of scoff and disbelief. “We don’t need a dance instructor. I’ll teach you the moves you need to know.”
Really. She’d never met anyone so cocky. “What makes you think I need to be taught?” she challenged. “Not to brag, but I’m a good dancer.”
“And I’m the king of dance.” One corner of his mouth lifted, and his dimple appeared, taunting her.
His tone was playful, but he probably meant it, Lily thought with a roll of her eyes. “Why so humble?”
Gabe winked. “You’ll see. But tonight, we put your moves to the test.”
“Mine? No,” she said with a shake of her head. “Your moves will be put to the test, not mine. I don’t have to prove myself. You recruited me,” she reminded him with a lift of her brows. “I need to see your moves before I agree to them. I don’t want to regret I agreed to partner with you.”
His lips twitched. “Ouch, you’re great for a guy’s ego, aren’t you?” His grin deepened. “Fair enough. I like challenges, and you,” he said, tipping her chin to meet his eyes, “are the best one I’ve ever encountered.”
He was baiting her. Lily remained silent as he watched her with amusement dancing in his espresso eyes.
“What kind of dancing did you have in mind?” she said after a weighty pause.
He shrugged. “Some salsa, merengue, mambo and a little cha-cha thrown in.”
“Anything else?” she said dryly.
“Maybe.” He chuckled at her tone. “Think you can handle it?”
She didn’t want to reveal it, but excitement pumped through her veins at the thought of Latin dancing with Gabe. “The King” was sure to be a great dancer—his rolling, loose-hipped walk attested to it. She suddenly couldn’t wait to get started, but he didn’t need a bigger ego, so she lifted her nose with a detached air.
“Well?” he prodded when she didn’t answer right away.
“I can more than handle it. No big deal.”
“Have you ever Latin danced?” he challenged, giving her a narrowed-eye look.
She sniffed. “Of course.”
A slow grin spread over his face. “You’re full of surprises,” he murmured. “I rented a studio on 3rd Avenue. We’ll practice three times a week for the next two weeks, and then every night afterward for the last week. Does that work for you?”
She sucked in a breath and considered how their dynamic would change. She’d been making an effort to keep him at arm’s length, but that wouldn’t work anymore, not with that much contact.
Three times a week was a big commitment, but if they were going to win, they had to practice often. Dancing with Gabe that often would intensify their intimacy, and he might have more in mind than dancing. His dark eyes regarded her expectantly.
Oh, who was she fooling? The prospect of dancing with him and the intimacy it would bring made her heart race and her body thrum with excitement. She’d be a fool to turn it down.
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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, Sophia Knightly, loves to transport readers from everyday life into happily ever afters. A BookBub featured author, her modern novels feature hot alpha heroes and strong smart women and are laced with humor, international appeal and a dash of glamour.
Her popular Tropical Heat Series and Heartthrob Series books have consistently been on bestseller lists and continue to grow in readership.
Sophia is passionate about writing books that end with a sigh and a smile. She loves traveling, foodie adventures, and appreciates the arts in all forms.
One of her favorite pastimes remains simply watching people, especially those in love!
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