I'm so excited to be bringing you the cover reveal and preorder for Honeybees and Sexy Tees! If you read Butterflies and Hazel Eyes, then you have already met Honey and Mathias, but now, you're going to get to know them. This is one of my very favorite books that's releasing this year with Breaking Night Press. Honey is caught in a loop of unrequited love and her heart can't take it any longer. What she doesn't know is how things are going to heat up this Wisconsin summer...
The devil is in the details, and the Lady of the Lake holds the clue.
Honey Blois is no stranger to pain. The lasting effects of an abusive childhood have made her life challenging, but it’s the ache of unrequited love she can no longer bear. When her confession goes unanswered, she has no choice but to fall out of love with her best friend.
Mathias Jørgensen is living a lie. The billionaire playboy buries the pain of loving the one woman he can’t have with flashy cars and bad decisions—until Honey’s letter comes to light. With renewed hope for the future, he vows to find his way back to the boy she fell in love with if it’s the last thing he does.
And it might be.
As the pair blurs the line between friends and lovers, his unscrupulous past demands a reckoning. To save the woman he loves from a watery grave, Mathias will have to remember every last detail of the life he’s desperate to forget.
I grabbed the door handle to Butterfly Junction and paused. How many hours of my life had I spent here? I could check my pay stubs, but my heart didn’t have to. It had already done the math, and the numbers added up to more than it could withstand. Working so closely with the man I’d been in love with since I was a little girl was slowly killing me. I didn’t swipe my card and enter the building like I did every other day. Instead, I stared at the door, thinking about how spending another day with Mathias was too much to bear. It was Monday and time to start a new week, but I didn’t pull the door open.
Do something, Honey, I told myself.
I couldn’t. I was frozen in place by an unseen force until slowly my hand slipped from the door handle. I turned on my heel and walked back toward my apartment. I was done. I couldn’t do this any longer. I had to make a life for myself without Mathias. It was going to kill me to lose my best friend, but I couldn’t take it any longer. Cutting him out of my life would be almost impossible after twenty years, but I had to try. I had to do something. I couldn’t keep torturing my soul day after day by being head over heels in love with someone who couldn’t love me back.
I hurried up the street, struggling as my new shoes slipped around on my feet. They were a bit too big, but they’d been on sale and I couldn’t pass them up when I found them. That scenario summed up my life. My life had always been about nothing more than keeping my head above water. First as a child, until Mathias and the entire Jørgensen family helped hold me up. They took care of me while my parents bought and sold drugs from our mobile home. Why didn’t they report my parents to social services? I can’t say for sure, but I suppose back then, things were different. Neighbors took care of each other. If you could help someone else, you did. If it hadn’t been for Mathias’s mom, Birgitte, I wouldn’t have been fed, dressed, or even gone to school. Now that I’m twenty-eight, Mathias is still the one holding my head above water. After twenty years of a co-dependent relationship that was going nowhere, it was time to find a new way forward. Walking away from Mathias was going to leave nothing but a dusty shell of my hopes and dreams, but I never tried to deny that to anyone, most especially myself.
Katie Mettner writes small-town romantic tales filled with epic love stories and happily-ever-afters. She proudly wears the title of, 'the only person to lose her leg after falling down the bunny hill,' and loves decorating her prosthetic with the latest fashion trends. She lives in Northern Wisconsin with her own happily-ever-after and three mini-mes. Katie has a massive addiction to coffee and Twitter, and a lessening aversion to Pinterest -- now that she's quit trying to make the things she pins.
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Katie Mettner writes small-town romantic tales, filled with epic love stories and happily-ever-afters.
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