"[CRUSH] was a beautiful little one-bite story. The simmering tension of their years-long, seemingly unrequited crushes had me breathless. Their love shimmers off the pages!"—USA Today Bestselling Author, Christi Barth
This time around something is different. This time, one of them might walk away.
Day in and day out, Maggie Barnes has kept her straitlaced and proper shell in place, except for three precious nights every year. Crush, Santa Christa’s grape harvest, is the busiest time of year in her hometown, but it’s only then, when the oh-so-sexy Alejandro comes to her to spend his nights, that she can let down her shield and be her true self. This year she needs him more than ever.
Alejandro Garcia wants out of the shadows. It’s well past time to put an end to their long-running secret. If it were any other woman, he never would have let it get this far. But his crush on her from high school never quite went away. He’s never been one to hide, not even from the truth no matter how hard it might be to confront and staying stashed away behind closed doors is no longer an option.
But what happens when they open that door? Will it give them the future they both want, or will it force an ending neither one of them is ready to face?
What people are saying about the Lakeside Vines series:
"Witty, smart, and crackling with sexual tension, BREATHE will warm your heart...and a few other parts as well! A thoroughly satisfying romance."—Karen Booth, author of the The Eden Empire series
**This is an updated version of the novella published in October 2016 of the same name.