A friends-to-lovers story about brash and bold Vintner Tabitha Aganos and US Senate Candidate Baxter Schroeder. Two lifelong friends who think they can ignore fate. But something is coming that will make them reevaluate everything.
Bax Hurricane Tabi dominates my campaign bus as well as the world around her. Just like I knew she could. We're clicking as friends and coworkers. Tabi's stepping into her own light and commanding my campaign staff with ease and grace. It fills my soul to watch.
But I never expected to need my best friend even more. I never wanted to admit how empty my life is without Tabi filling every moment of it. I have a campaign to run. A destiny to fulfill. I have the life I planned, but the life that's calling to me is getting too loud to ignore. We've finally put our steamy and stormy past behind us.
But that's the thing about the past. It never stays there.
There's a threat to my candidacy, our relationship, and my future, and finally, choosing the path not taken might just save us all.
What is it they say about love?
Under The Bus is the second book of the Stafýlia Cellars Duet. A Five Families Vineyard Series.
Set all over California and centered in Sonoma's Wine Country, Under The Bus tells the story of lifelong friends who can't stop crossing the line.
I used to create "dreams" with my best friend growing up. We'd each pick a boy we liked, then we'd write down a meet-cute that always ended with a happily ever after. Now I get to dream every day, although it's a little steamier these days. And I've discovered I can and will write anywhere I can. Keep tuned to Instagram to see all the times I fit in a sentence or two. I've published one trilogy, one duet, and a standalone this year and there's a lot more planned.
I'm a writer, married to a writer, mother of a creative dynamo of a nine-year-old boy, and currently a little sleepy. I'm a klutz and goofball and love lipstick as much as my Chuck Taylors.
Good things in the world: pepperoni pizza, Flair pens*, wine, coffee, laughing with my friends until my stomach hurts, a musician at the top of their game, getting lost somewhere I've never been, matinee movies on a weekday, the Chicago Cubs, a fresh new notebook full of possibilities, bourbon on a cold night, Fantasy Football, witty men, walking through the local zoo in the rain and that moment when a character clicks in and begins to write their own adventure. I'm just the pen.