As a people-pleaser, I tend to not play practical jokes. I think up lots of things I could do, but don’t often follow-through for fear of someone being hurt or losing productivity at work or whatever the other reason is that I find to not play them.
There was that one time, though. . . Actually, it wasn’t a practical joke. Come back in time with me. To high school. My sophomore year, I think. Lunchtime in the band room. No, I wasn’t in the band; I just had lots of friends who were, so we ate lunch together there.
My friend Lance was a year ahead of me in school and was (is) exactly a year older than I am. He played the clarinet, not that this fact has any bearing on my story. I think he had a crush on me though he never asked me out. We had been eating and joking around and he said something to which I feigned offense. I grabbed his can of apple juice (yes, we drank juice from cans back then) and pretended I was going to pour it on his head, having absolutely no intention of following through. Until,
“I dare you to do it,” Lance said, with a gleam in his eye.
What else could I do? Though no one had a cell phone to capture that moment for posterity’s sake, the image of the shock on his face when I showed him what I thought of his dare will forever be etched in my memory.
Her Big Fat Dreamy Billionaire Ex
by Victorine E. Lieske
Publication Date May 22, 2018
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: Belize Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Felicity should have suspected something when she got hired to take pictures at a resort in Belize, all expenses paid. When she arrives and bumps into her ex-fiancé, Aiden, she realizes she’s been set up. His grandmother is playing matchmaker and every time she turns around Grams is forcing Aiden and her together. But she can’t fall for him again, it was a disaster last time, and she doesn’t want to repeat the past.
Aiden can’t believe Felicity is at his resort. She broke his heart five years ago, and he’s determined not to allow it to happen again. But one disaster after another keeps forcing them together and he’s sure Grams is behind all of it. He’s just not sure how long he can hold out without pulling Felicity into his arms and confessing that he never really got over her.
Her Big Fat Dreamy Billionaire Ex is a sweet romance, and it is a stand-alone novel.
I would like to thank Victorine Lieske for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Aiden and his best friend/resort manager Derrick loved to play practical jokes on each other. They didn’t have the same qualms about it that always plagued me. I loved the way Grams took advantage of their games to accomplish her nefarious purposes.
Actually, Grams didn’t have a nefarious bone in her body. She was a sly matchmaker, manipulating and sabotaging circumstances to work towards the achievement of her ultimate goal – getting Aiden and Felicity back together. The lengths she went to were so funny. I can’t believe she did some of the things she did. Her obvious love for her grandson was so sweet.
Author Victorine Lieske has such a fun sense of humor. Her books are very enjoyable. If you are looking for a quick, lighthearted clean romance, this will probably fit the bill.