Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Needs A Little TLC by Inés Saint

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A Spinning Hills Novel


The Amador brothers are committed to a new beginning for their quirky, storybook town. But they’re learning that every house needs a heart to be a home…

Growing up, Cassie McGillicuddy was the one person who consistently made Sam Amador lose his steadfast outward cool. She was always full of both brilliant and harebrained ideas, and being around her had made him feel more alive.

Until her biggest harebrained idea of them all. Asking him to teach her how to be a good kisser. Soon after, they’d broken each other’s hearts, and she’d disappeared.

But now Cassie was back. And she meant business.

A Spinning Hills Novel


A click sounded. Someone had picked up. “Amador Construction, this is Sam speaking.” The familiar voice was deeper and more purposeful than she remembered. Cassie’s heart began pumping so hard, she could hear its pounding rhythm in her ears. Her hands shook, and she narrowed her eyes at them. She shouldn’t feel this way.

Jessica, her best friend and office manager, cleared her throat. “Good morning, Mr. Amador. My name is Jessica Carter, and I’m with Red Realty, a niche realty firm focused on matching special historic properties with their perfect future owners.”

Cassie zeroed in on her friend’s voice and tried to bring herself back from the land of the stupid.

“I’m calling because I understand you have a number of historic houses on your hands, and I’d love the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your goals and how we can help you meet them.”

Cassie beamed at Jessica. She sounded professional yet warm, confident, and grateful for his time.

“Red Realty,” Sam repeated, a little too slowly. A little too…knowingly?

Nah. She no longer knew him well enough to read that much into two words. It was all in her head.

“Yes.” Jessica nodded, as if he could see her. “Red Realty. Perhaps you’ve heard of us? We’ve had great successes and built wonderful partnerships in the Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus, and Cincinnati markets and we’d love to do the same in Spinning Hills and the Dayton region. I’d like to set up a meeting.”

“Sure,” Sam answered. Cassie and Jessica stared at each other, eyes wide, in a moment of shared triumph.

“Put your owner on the line, and I’ll be happy to set up a meeting with her,” he finished.

“Her?” Jessica squeaked into the phone.

“Yes. Her,” Sam repeated. “The owner of Red Realty.”

“Oh. Her,” Jessica said, throwing a hand up in frustration while she waited for Cassie to finish her mad scribble. Owner not available or needed!!! “I’m sorry, the owner isn’t available right now, but I can assure you a meeting with her won’t be necessary. She’s…a silent partner.” Her voice faltered.

Silent partner? Right.” A soft chuckle came over the phone, and Cassie paused to stare at the air above it, half-expecting to see Sam’s head floating over it, looking right at her.

“She’s listening, isn’t she?” Sam asked. Cassie’s eyes widened and then narrowed. Was that a smile in his voice?

Jessica snapped her pencil in two. “Excuse me?”

“Tell Cassie I never took her for a coward,” Sam replied.

Angry, red-hot sparks went off in Cassie’s head and traveled throughout her body. He knew. And he was being a big fat brat about it. She took two quick steps and grabbed the phone out of her friend’s hand, but as she did so, her dead therapist’s advice echoed in her mind.

She counted to ten, patiently, and considered her actions, carefully.

読書About the Author, Inés Saint…

Inés Saint was born in Zaragoza, Spain. She’s bilingual and bicultural and has spent the last decade raising her fun, inspiring little boys and sharing her life with the man of her dreams. Her greatest joy is spending quality time with the family members and close friends who happen to provide the inspiration for both the nutty and wise things her characters say and do.


Links to Inés’ website, blog, books, etc.

Website: www.inessaint.com

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5 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Needs A Little TLC by Inés Saint

  1. Rose Arbor says:

    Sounds intriguing.

  2. Well nuts! Now you’ve given me another book I must read!
    Thanks, Karen 😉

  3. Inés Saint says:

    Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Karen!!!

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