Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, CLAUDIA CONNOR, and her favorite recipe for CROCK POT TACOS!!
LOVE AT LAST
BY CLAUDIA CONNOR
With her ex-groom’s words, I’m in love with someone else, still ringing in her ears, Clare Franklin flies off alone to her would-be honeymoon. Forced to accept not everyone gets that happily ever after she’s always dreamed of, she’s done with men. Until she gets tangled up, quite literally, with one sexy veterinarian.
The only thing Dr Deacon Montgomery wants is to share his surgical expertise and get back to his two year old twin daughters. But, the connection he feels with Clare highlights just how alone he really is and makes him wonder if he can be more than doctor and daddy.
Long talks and moonlit walks under the rustle of palms has Clare thinking maybe she gave up on love too soon. Until one phone call from home changes everything.
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Her full lips curved up shyly. “I knew you’d do fine.”
She lifted one foot then the other. “Damn. This is hot.” She stepped to the side to slip her feet into flip-flops sitting by the edge. She had one on and was going for the second when she squeaked, made a grab for his arm, and nearly tumbled back into the pool.
And for the second time, he caught Clare against him. His hands went to her waist to steady her, and just that touch sent most of his level-headed ideas flying. They stood for a moment, her bare, wet skin burning his palms. His heart rate picked up, and he caught her scent— coconut and oranges.
“Sorry. Shoe problem. Again. This is embarrassing,” she said, eyes on her feet, working the flip-flop between her toes. “You’re always catching me.”
He let his fingers tighten the slightest bit on her flesh, wanting to slide them around to her back and draw her closer.
With her shoes on, she looked back up. “I’m going to get you wet.”
He was just about to say he didn’t mind, but she stepped back, and he dropped his hands.
Let it go. Move on.
She shifted on her feet, stared past his shoulder, then met his eyes again. “I hope you’re not angry after the…you know, last night. I mean, I have no idea if you’re married, or… I mean, you probably would have said something if you were, but…”
She went on, talking quickly, much like she had last night at the bar.
“Maybe you have a girlfriend or…or maybe you just don’t like to be kissed like that or—”
Deacon felt himself smiling. There was just no way to stop it. “Do you always apologize so profusely when you kiss someone?”
She bit her lip. “I don’t kiss many people.”
He nodded, storing that away. “Good to know. Also, I’m not married. No girlfriend. I do like being kissed like that, though I can’t say I’ve ever been kissed quite like that.”
“No. But then you’ve never kissed me before.” And that was definitely not letting it go.
She stared at him, utterly still. “That’s…good.”
“That’s true.” And he couldn’t let it go, because seeing her again drove home what he already knew. If it was only physical, he could and would walk away and forget it. But it was more than that. “Do you want to have dinner with me tonight?”
“Oh, well…” She averted her eyes again. “You know, I’m not really looking to get involved with anyone.” She huffed out a laugh. “Obviously, you couldn’t tell by the way I acted last night, but I’m really not. I mean, that would be crazy. Seeing as why I’m here and all and…”
“I’m not, either,” he said and meant it.
The last woman had left a bitter taste. A woman who would walk away from her babies without a backward glance would do that. But for whatever reason, he just couldn’t let this go. Couldn’t let Clare go.
“So, you just want to have dinner?”
“Yes.” No, not just. But anything else he wanted he’d do well to forget about.
“Okay.” Her purely kissable lips turned up into a sweet smile. “Why don’t I meet you?”
“That works. Any preferences?”
“Not really. I have six nights and six more restaurants. I plan to hit them all.”
“Okay. Want to try the Italian? Say, seven thirty?” “Sure.”
“Great.” Smiling, he gave her hip a pat. “Try to stay on your feet until then.”
Claudia Connor is an award winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance, including the beloved McKinney Brothers series. Claudia writes, warm, heartfelt romances with a bit of steam, a lot of family and always a happily ever after. Claudia attended Auburn University, where she received her undergraduate and masters degrees in early childhood education, and completed her studies in Sawbridgeworth, England. When she’s not writing, she enjoys movies, reading, and travel, with a heavy dose of daydreaming during all three. Claudia lives near Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and three daughters.
Links to Claudia’s website, blog, books, etc.
You can find out more about Claudia’s books at http://claudiaconnor.com. News on upcoming releases, promotional sales, fan club swag, and chances for advanced reader copies can be found in her monthly Newsletter. https://www.facebook.com/ClaudiaConnor
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CROCK POT TACOS
Okay. Are you ready for the absolute yummiest and easiest recipe EVER??? Yes? Okay, here we go! Pay attention as it’s so short you blink you might miss it!! LOL
At my house we call these crock pot tacos.
Boneless Chicken thighs
1 jar salsa
1 pack taco seasoning
In your crock pot, dump one pack boneless chicken thighs, one jar any kind of salsa, one pack of taco seasoning.
THAT’S IT!!! You can stir it around but once I was running out the door and didn’t even mix it together and it turned out FINE!!
Come back six hours later and pull meat apart with two forks.
Serve on corn tortillas with fresh chopped cilantro and avocado.
TADA!! Your family will love you!!
Let me know what you think below and Karen will pick a winner for an e copy of my newest book, LOVE AT LAST!