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Road to Blissville Series, Book 1
AIMEE NICOLE WALKER
RELEASE DATE: 07.11.17
Kyle Vaughn had three goals in life: become a vet, find the man of his dreams, and start a family. He easily checked off the first item on the list when he took over his grandfather’s veterinary practice. Too bad he wasn’t as lucky in love.
Chaz Hamilton took a leap of faith when he decided to pursue a career in writing, but one best seller didn’t mean he could quit his day job. All work and no play threatened to make Chaz a very dull man when the only romantic action he saw was in the pages of his manuscript. Too bad he couldn’t write his own happily every after.
Circumstances pushed the two men together, and one magical kiss beneath fireworks and stars changed everything. Kyle knew his luck had finally turned around and Chaz found a man far better than any book boyfriend ever written. There was just one problem. Chaz has kept a secret from Kyle that could ruin their chance at a beautiful life together.
Kyle and Chaz learn that the best-laid plans often go awry, the heart has a mind of its own, and the greatest love is unscripted.
The books in the Road to Blissville series can be read either as standalone books or as part of the series. This book contains sexually explicit material and is intended for mature adults 18 and older.
Dr. Vaughn!” A familiar female voice exclaimed. “Oh my goodness! You’re the answer to my prayers.”
I spun around and faced Jenny Davis who operated the Carter County Animal Shelter. “That’s what he said,” I replied, jerking my thumb in Chaz’s direction without thinking my actions through. Chaz gasped, Josh threw his head back and laughed in delight, and I’m pretty sure that Andy growled. I chanced a peek at Chaz’s and caught him staring at me with a dumbfounded expression on his face. How much more obvious did I need to be that I wanted to see where things could go between us?
“Is this a bad time?” she asked nervously. “I’d like to ask a favor of you.” My staff and I volunteered ten to fifteen hours a week treating the dogs and cats at her shelter. The last time I was there, she mentioned that she needed to raise money for the shelter. I figured that she wanted to discuss a fundraiser with me.
“Not at all, Jenny. Josh will be delayed a few minutes, so I have time now.”
“Well, it’s a big favor,” she said hesitantly. “Remember how I mentioned a fundraiser to you?”
“Sure and I’ll help out however I can,” I told her.
“I’m so glad you feel that way because you play a big part in what I have in mind.” She clapped her hands and bounced on her feet. “I can’t believe I didn’t think of this sooner,” she said to herself.
“How big?” I asked, narrowing my eyes as an uneasy feeling came over me.
That feeling only increased when she broke eye contact and looked down at her feet. “We’d like to do a calendar with the animals at the shelter. One of my staff is an amateur photographer and is willing to donate the time to take and edit the photos.”
“So you’re looking for donations to cover the cost of producing the calendars? I’ll gladly help out with that,” I told her. Jenny didn’t meet my offer with as much enthusiasm as I expected.
“Not exactly the kind of help I was looking for from you,” she said.
“No? How else can I be of service to you?” I asked, clearly confused. I provided free veterinarian services and offered to…
“She wants you to pose for the calendar,” Chaz said, interrupting my thoughts.
I looked over at him and rolled my eyes. “No, she doesn’t.”
“Oh, I think that’s exactly what she’s working her courage up to ask,” Chaz told me. “Isn’t that right, Jenny?”
I looked at Jenny, expecting her to brush off his idea, but all I saw was a hopeful gleam in her green eyes. “Me?” I asked in disbelief.
“Why not you?” Jenny asked, seemingly emboldened when I didn’t refuse the idea outright. “You’re gorgeous, built like a brick house, and adore animals. Who else would I ask?”
“I don’t know, Jenny,” I said hesitantly. “I’m not very photogenic.”
“Stop being so modest,” Jenny told me. “You’re exactly what we need. I can see it now…” Her voice trailed off while she envisioned something in her mind. “Shirtless poses with a kitty, cowboy hat and boots while standing beside a horse…”
“I’d be wearing more than just a pair of boots and a hat, right?” I asked, needing clarification before the conversation went any further.
“Dr. Vaughn!” Jenny’s said in shock. “Why, I’d never suggest such a thing.” Then she covered her mouth with both hands and giggled nervously. “Oh my,” she answered, fanning herself. “That’s not at what I meant at all. Dear me, I meant my offer as a complement, Dr. Vaughn. I thought your love for animals combined with your hunky looks would make a great fundraiser.”
“It would probably sell a lot of calendars,” Chaz said, chiming in.
I looked over at him and caught him staring at me speculatively. “But would you buy a calendar?” I asked.
“Duh,” Chaz said, then added, “it’s for charity.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I am a wife and mother to three kids, three dogs, and a cat. When I’m not dreaming up stories, I like to lose myself in a good book, cook or bake. I'm a girly tomboy
who paints her fingernails while watching sports and yelling at the referees.
I will always choose the book over the movie. I believe in happily-ever-after. Love inspires everything that I do. Music keeps me sane.
Meet the real Sadie
For obvious reasons, I feel a stronger connection to Kyle, aka Dr. Dimples, the sexy and kind, compassionate and caring, vet, than Chaz.
If you are familiar with the Curl Up and Dye series, we met Chaz there and got to know his fun, quirky side, and that he would do anything for his BFF's, Meredith and Josh. In the Road to Blissville series, a spin-off to CUAD, we see the driving force behind Chaz, his dreams, and learn about his passion of becoming a writer.
Kyle knew Chaz from his younger days through his sister, however, due to an age difference, they didn't have many dealings with each other, but that's changed since Kyle has moved back and has taken quite an interest in Chaz.
I would say the feeling is mutual, unfortunately, Chaz gives Kyle the runaround, and leads him astray for the majority of the book because unbeknownst to Kyle, Chaz has secrets he's keeping from the vet he fears would send the sexy doctor walking if he knew the truth.
It's going to take a few strong-willed woman, some well-meaning friends and a fed-up dominant doctor to get Chaz out of his head and on the right track and see the error of his ways. And...maybe a few fireworks.
Both, Kyle and Chaz, must fight insecurities and old hang-ups that continue to get in the way, but once they come clean with each other, face their fears from the past, present—what it means for their future—they realize how perfect they are for each other.
It took a while for Chaz and Kyle to get their relationship off the ground and in the right direction, but once they did you could feel all the reservations that held them back melting away.
Let's talk about Sadie.
My boxer, my heart.
I was deeply touched when Aimee messaged me about honoring Sadie in a book she had on the horizon. To say I couldn't wait to read it would be a huge understatement.
Sadie was so affectionate and full of life and it absolutely devastated her if she thought you were mad at her. She followed you around with those big, dark, sad eyes until you relented and showered her with hugs and kisses and told her how much you loved her.
Aimee didn't know this, but Sadie loved playing with my daughter's cat, Earl. Reading about Otis brought a huge smile to my face and I felt like Aimee was channeling Sadie to show all of her playful and lovable ways.
Thank you, Aimee, for the dedication, for bringing Sadie to life—once again—and for having her live in everyone's home in the Road to Blissville series.
You are forever in my heart Sadie girl!!