New Release Secret Admirer by Ally Hayes

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Title: Secret Admirer
Series Name: A Candy Hearts Romance
Theme(s): Humorous/Romantic Comedy
SubGenre(s): Contemporary
Imprint: Sweetheart
Length: Rosette
Rating: Sweet (PG)
Page Count: 81
Digital Price: 1.99

978-1-5092-0608-7 Digital

Andi’s new to town and looking for a fresh start in the dating department. She’s attracted to the guy she sees each morning, but begins flirting via text with Garrett, a friend of her new co-workers. Despite many attempts and determination, she misses opportunities to introduce herself to Cute Coffee Shop Guy or actually meet Garrett in person. With Valentine’s Day approaching she succumbs to the sugar rush of Candy Hearts and when ‘Secret Admirer’ continues to appear in the messages, she takes it as a sign to decide which guy is her real Secret Admirer.


I pulled my sporty hybrid into a spot

right in front of the aptly named Fresh Start Café. The

irony did not escape me. A loud overhead door chime

announced my entrance. Though still not quite perky, I

gave a weak smile to the few people who instinctively

turned. I ordered a large cup to go and walked past the

glass case of pastries toward the counter along the far

wall offering the requisite sugars, creamers, stirrers, and

lids. I only needed a lid, but that proved to be more

challenging than I could’ve imagined. I struggled to

secure it while avoiding a spill, but I couldn’t produce a


“They are a bit tricky, but the upside is once they’re

on, they’re on for good.”

Upon hearing a sexy, yet friendly, male voice, I

looked up and blushed upon discovering the face

matched the voice. He had medium length, messy,

brown hair and soft blue eyes framed by amazing

eyelashes. I caught myself staring and quickly looked

away and resumed my mission with a renewed effort.

“Yes, snug I guess. You’re right.” Thankfully the

lid made a satisfying pop at that moment indicating my

victory in the lid battle. I quickly straightened, my hands

shaking in time with my racing heart. I wasn’t expecting

to meet a cute guy first thing in the morning. The

combination of surprise and attraction woke me better

than any cup of French Roast could.

About the Author: Ally Hayes

As the mother of three girls, Ally finds creating

drama for her characters an escape from the real drama

in her own home. Originally from Boston, she now lives

with her husband and family outside Chicago and writes

when not driving to practices and games.