Aloha! Today is definitely an aloha kind of day as I reveal the cover for the second book in the Kupid's Cove Series, Me and Mr. I.T.! The idea for Me and Mr. I.T. came about when my daughter made an offhand remark one night. She was having problems with her school computer and said, "I'm going to have to go down and hang out in Mr. I.T.'s office. I guess I'm just gonna sit there and be like, it's me and Mr. I.T. until you fix this." This lightbulb went off and I said, "That's an awesome title!" I already knew that Maltrand Kekoa, the man who saves Katie at the end of Calling Kupid, would be my new hero, and like that a new romance was born. I had so much fun writing this book and I think that happiness and light comes through in the character of Ellie, who is technology's worst nightmare, but Mr. I.T.'s dream come true. I'll let you be the judge of that when you read their story.
Calling Kupid, the first book in the Kupid's Cove series is on sale for .99 until 06/30, so if you haven't read the beginning of this great Hawaiian series, grab it now!
Read on for the blurb, pre-order link, and excerpt for Me and Mr. I.T. Ellie and Maltrand's story releases August 2, 2016. Ke'Aloha!
Living and working on the beautiful island of Maui, Ellie Monroe pretends she’s happy with her life. As marketing director for Kupid Enterprises, she’s professional and precise, but as a woman, she's timid and lonely.
Maltrand Kekoa, or Mr. I.T. as his co-workers call him, has overcome a lifetime of obstacles to get where he is today. Professionally Mr. I.T’s at the height of his game, but personally, he’s crushing on a woman who doesn’t seem to know he exists. All that changes when his boss reveals to him an employee is siphoning money from his hotels, and he wants Ellie and Mr. I.T. to find the thief and save the company.
Armed with his ‘in case of emergency’ plan, Mr. I.T. is tenacious enough to disarm Ellie’s heart and make ‘Operation Me and Mr. I.T.” more than a temporary arrangement. All he needs is a broken laptop, a set of wedding bands, and a Frisbee to make her Mrs. I.T., for real.
I tossed my wet dress in the corner of my personal bathroom, where it would wait for me to give it some dignity back and wash it. I stepped into a pair of white wide-leg pants and slipped my now dry feet into a pair of loafers. I ran a brush through my hair and gave my lips a new coat of Summer Sparkle lip shine. The woman in the mirror looked back at me, mocking my activities. I stuck my tongue out at the mirror.
“I know this isn’t a date, but that doesn’t mean I can’t look good.”
“What’s not a date?” someone asked from the doorway.
I spun on my heel to see Mr. I.T. lounging on the doorjamb, not a care in the world.
I crossed my arms over my still bare chest. “Get out!”
He didn’t. He had the gall to finger wave at me while looking way too relaxed in my space.
“I ask again, what’s not a date?” He was grinning, but at least his eyes held mine instead of wandering my body.
“Nothing,” I huffed, “I’m going to have to slap you with a sexual harassment lawsuit if you don’t turn your back.”
He gave me that annoyingly sexy grin and turned around. I grabbed my blouse and pulled it over my head, my cheeks red with embarrassment.
“I don’t know what you’re trying to hide, Ellie. You look gorgeous in that outfit. I liked the dress you had on earlier, but this tells me more about you. You like to sparkle.”
I fought against the eyes trying to roll to the top of my head. “Yeah, that’s it. And how would you know, your back is turned.”
“It is, but I have a perfect view in the mirror behind me.”
I groaned and then laughed against my will. “Anyone ever tell you that you’re infuriating?”
“Once or twice in my life,” he said as he walked out and leaned on the edge of my desk.
“To answer your question, I make it a habit of always looking my best whenever I’m out and about. I represent Kupid’s Enterprises at all times. Even when I’m not technically on the clock.”
He folded his arms across his chest. “All work and no play makes for a very boring Ellie.”
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