Katherine Dawson was born into a life of privilege as the heiress to an apparel dynasty. Between judging a reality TV competition for budding fashion designers and having been the face of her family’s clothing line for most of her life, she’s one of the biggest celebrities in her field.
When she becomes engaged to up-and-coming television producer Nathan Taylor, she appears to have it all. To any outsider, she has a picture-perfect life, so when Katherine leaves her groom-to-be at the altar and disappears, the tabloids are full of speculation over her sudden departure.
Fleeing New York to hide out in Seattle, she quickly finds that living the life of an heiress in hiding isn’t as easy as she thought, especially after she meets a magnetic writer named Royce Reynolds. In her new life on the West Coast, she struggles to keep her anonymity, and experiences a relationship with a man who wants her for the person she is, not the celebrity she used to be.
After finishing up her wrap, she pulled the cupcake out of the clear container and took a bite. The smell of the butter frosting and bacon wafted to his nose. When he looked over at her, she had icing smudged on the corner of her mouth. Rather than offer her a napkin, he thought of a better way to get the sugary cream off her face.
“Is it good?”
Still chewing, she nodded at him, her large blue eyes crinkling up at the corners with joy.
“Can I have a taste?”
Without waiting for her to respond, he slid his fingers under her chin and pulled her mouth toward his. The soft kiss was brief, but it that didn’t make it any less powerful to him. Licking the remnant of frosting from his lips, he smiled when he saw the blush creep across her face. She was completely adorable.
“Delicious,” he whispered.
A self-professed bookworm, Netflix junkie and all around story geek, Ariel Storm started writing as an adolescent and hasn’t looked back. In her late teens she picked up a paperback romance and was hooked. Her obsession with love stories stems from her desire to shine light and positivity into a negative, dark world.
Although she’s held almost every job imaginable, from working in a restaurant, a call center and public libraries, ‘writer’ is her favorite job title, and one she feels blessed to have.