Scene from Lilly – Date or Not?

lillyLilly is releasing in November! This book is a continuation of the Jade and Kensington books so if you haven’t read those series, do so now!
Here’s a short teaser from Lilly. (Reed is a guy in Lilly’s class at college.)

“When are we going out?” I ask.

“Saturday,” Reed says.


“Day. Can you be gone all day?”

“I don’t know. I guess I could. But don’t dates usually only last a few hours?”

He smiles. “I didn’t say it was a date, but to answer your question, as far as I know, there aren’t any time limits on dates. They can be as short or as long as you want.”

My face is burning up. Why did I assume it was a date? Now I feel like an idiot. But he made it sound like a date.

“Do you have a girlfriend?” I ask.

“No.” A leaf blows on his leg and he brushes it off.

“So you, um…you don’t date?”

“I date.”


He chuckles. “Yes. I date girls.”

He’s making me work way too hard for this and he’s loving every minute of it. I feel my face heating up again. I’m embarrassed to ask this but I have to know.

“So why isn’t Saturday a date?”

“Because I don’t date girls who are dating someone else.”

“I’m not really dating Preston. We went on one date.”

“And you’re going on another. And he’s already acting possessive of you, like he’s your boyfriend. I don’t get involved in that shit. It’s too much drama and I have enough drama in my life. I like you, Lilly, but I’m not going to get in a fight with that asshole in order to date you.” He takes a drink of his Mountain Dew.

“If this isn’t a date, then why did you ask if Preston was my boyfriend?”

“Because if you weren’t seeing him again, I would’ve made it a date. But since you’re still dating that guy, we’ll just be two friends hanging out.”

“How would it have been different if it were a date?”

He grins. “Guess you’ll never know, now will you?”

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Lilly, A Kensington Family Novel

lillyComing Soon!!
Lilly Kensington, daughter of billionaire Pearce Kensington, is all grown up and starting college. Before classes even start, one of the hottest guys on campus asks her out. But after a few dates, Lilly begins to question his intentions and wonders if she can trust him.

All her life, Lilly has been taught to trust no one but she isn’t sure why. And she doesn’t understand why her family is so overprotective of her. Is there something they’re not telling her?

Lilly’s mother, Katherine, is back in her life, showing interest in her daughter after years of ignoring her. Why now? What does she want? And can Lilly finally break free of the control her mother has over her?

Going to college is a new beginning for Lilly. A chance to be her own person. Make her own choices. Make decisions about her future. But is her future really hers to decide?

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Next to Me – Book Description

NextToMe2After a tragic accident claimed her family, Callie dropped out of college and went to live in the small town where her family used to spend the summers. A year later, and struggling to move on, she keeps to herself and wants to be left alone. So she’s not too happy when her new neighbor keeps knocking on her door.

Nash Wheeler, a 25-year-old construction worker from Chicago, inherited the house next to Callie’s and is living there for the summer while he renovates it. Outgoing, confident, and never one to back down from a challenge, Nash sets out to get to know his new neighbor, inviting her over for dinner and offering to fix things around her house.

As much as his persistence annoys her, Callie finds herself attracted to the tall, muscular, blue-eyed guy next door. And the more time she spends with him, the more she realizes how much they have in common. Like Callie, Nash has experienced loss, but when he opens up to her about it, she’s not willing to do the same. It’s too personal.

Nash is just her neighbor. Just some guy living there for the summer. But is that really all he is? Or is he the one person who can finally help her move on?