by Skye McNeil
Taking a break from screenwriting in New York City, Londyn Bellerose takes a nannying job in Colorado to get away from the hubbub. A summer to live without regrets is all she wants. While her boss is British, gorgeous, and a millionaire, he has no clue how to have fun. Determined to mend the relationship between father and daughters, Londyn doesn’t expect to fall for the museum curator.
Londyn is American and everything Callum Archer swore to never fall for again. With her carefree spirit and energetic smile, she’s perfect to nanny Callum’s two daughters. The problem is she’s also perfect for him. She’s sassy, musical, and tends to speak her mind more than she means to.
When old history and new dreams threaten her happily ever after, will Londyn and Callum’s love survive?
Hearts Abroad is book one in Skye McNeil’s romantic comedy series, Atlas. Each book contains a millionaire to envy, snort-worthy comedy, and visits to many beautiful cities in the world. Yes, all of that, plus each novel ends with a fabulous HEA.
An hour later, Londyn’s arms were full of goodies while she and Callum sat on the bench outside and watched the girls play on the monkey bars. Since the chocolatery had a daycare for their employees, it was second nature to have play equipment nearby, and it allowed the adults a hint of privacy.
Unwrapping a caramel covered in dark chocolate, she moaned when it hit her taste buds. “This is so good.”
“My, aren’t you a regular chocoholic,” Callum laughed, looking over at her.
Londyn chewed, then nodded. “As it turns out, yes, I am.” She held up the bag stuffed with concoctions from the factory sample area. She couldn’t resist filling the tote. “And I’m loading up for a rainy day.” A drop of rain landed on her nose and she grinned. “Like today.”
The mist didn’t seem to bother Bethany and Bailey as they hopped toward the swing set.
Callum moved closer and peeked inside the bag. “I think you grabbed every sample they offered.” She nodded enthusiastically. “So, is chocolate your only vice, or are there more I should know about?”
She liked this side of him. He wasn’t uptight or worried about appearances. His slight teasing and gentlemanly manners throughout the tour baffled her. I mean, what man holds my hand to make sure I get down the steps without tripping?
“Mostly chocolate.” She held out a piece of nougat, but he declined. “I live by the three Cs.”
Callum’s light eyebrows furrowed. “And they are?”
She held up three fingers and ticked them off as she spoke. “Chocolate, Chinese food, and chick flicks.”
“Ah yes, the trifecta,” he teased.
“I’m serious.” She crumpled a wrapper and playfully tossed it at him. “If I ever come across a problem, I use the three Cs.”
Laughing outright, Callum stole the tote and clucked his tongue at the numerous empty candies. “And what happens if they don’t do the trick?”
“Hmm, well I don’t know. It’s never happened before.” She scratched her head. The mere thought disturbed her. Everything could be solved with either chocolate, Chinese, or chick flicks. She just knew it.
He stood and offered his hand. “Perhaps you need to find a few more Cs, Miss Bellerose, for surely such a time will come.”
Taking his hand, she stood to her full height, only a few inches shorter than him. She rather liked looking up to a guy for a change. When he didn’t immediately drop her hand, her heartbeat quickened. “Perhaps you’re right, Mr. Archer.”
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Skye McNeil began writing at the age of seventeen and has been lost in a love affair ever since. During the day, she moonlights as a paralegal at a law firm favoring criminal law.
Skye enjoys writing romantic comedies and romantic suspense novels that leave readers wanting more and falling in love over and over. She writes contemporary and historical novels ranging from sweet and sassy to steamy and sultry.
Her constant writing companions are two cats and two dogs. When she's not writing, Skye enjoys spending time with family, photography, volleyball, traveling, and curling up with a cup of coffee and reading.
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