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Black Swan Book 8
Disappointing his parents was nothing new. Going home didn’t change that.
Parker “Griffin” Mitchell V was raised to be a southern gentleman, and to stretch the political power his family had honed for five generations all the way to the White House. He had other ideas for his future. He became a Navy SEAL then went to work for Guardian Security taking the occasional black ops job. When he brought the love of his life home to Augusta, Georgia to meet his family, his years away hadn’t changed their plans. His love for Grace Hall didn’t matter, because they had already selected an appropriate wife for him.
Griffin must choose between family expectations and love, or will Grace make the decision for him by walking away?
I’ve loved the somewhat sneaky romance between Grace and Griffin since the first time we met him. He was one of the bodyguards for the Black Swan Team as they danced up the town between missions.
That relationship is now out in the open and hotter than ever, but it’s time to meet the parents. Fortunately Griffin’s grandparents are lovely people who immediately love Grace, unfortunately his mother has other plans.
Aside from family Griffin also wants Grace to meet his best friends Beauregard ‘Wrench’ Johnson, Jr. and ‘Norie’ Mildred ‘Missie’ Eleanor Brittonridge. The meeting with Wrench was funny and full of younger escapades, however the first meeting with Norie included his mother and a rather uncomfortable social setting.
This is a favorite scene which occurs right after that meeting.
She tilted her head to the left. “Still not an answer. Let’s try a different one. Were you and Norie ever in a serious relationship?”
“No.” He answered immediately, because he could. They had never been serious, and nowhere near what he felt for Grace. “We never dated…exactly.”
She dropped her hands to the sides. “Exactly?”
“We’d all just go out together.” Why didn’t she understand? “Norie and I have been friends a long time.”
“So, Norie has been your friend with benefits since you were in high school?” Grace gave her head a quick shake. “You’re a dick.” She shrugged. “Now I feel sorry for her.”
Griffin’s jaw dropped. She had just said the word dick. Grace didn’t swear. Ever. But she had just called him a dick. Oh, fuck. He was in trouble. His brain finally caught up to her last sentence. “Why do you feel sorry for her?”
She practically stomped the distance between them and got in his face. “You have led that girl on for ten years, maybe twelve?” Her gaze held his.
He stepped back. “I don’t know. Like I said, Norie has always been in my life.”
After letting out a slow breath, she nodded. “It all makes sense, now.”
“Good. Maybe you can explain it to me.” He wasn’t sure what she was upset about. All that was ancient history.
“Did you even notice that your mother completely ignored me?” She raised her eyebrows.
“She didn’t ignore you.” At least he didn’t think so. No, his mother had more etiquette than to ignore a guest. “She was just focused on me and—”
“Norie,” Grace finished with him. “Because Norie has always been there with you. For you. And in your mother’s plan, she’ll be next to you in the White House.”
“That ain’t fucking happening.” In two long strides he had Grace by the shoulders. “I am the only one who controls my life. And I want you in it. You, and only you.” He kissed her slowly, needing her to know that she was the only woman in the world for him. When he broke the kiss he pulled her into his arms and just held her. “I love you, Grace,” he whispered.
“Was that our first fight?” She asked a few minutes later, not moving her cheek from his chest.
“I think so,” he admitted, unsure, though. When his parents fought, which was often, they yelled and screamed at each other. Most often something got broken, a wine glass, scotch glass, a vase. If this was fighting with Grace, he could handle it.
“Does this mean I get makeup sex?” She pulled back and grinned up at him.
Cooper, KaLyn. Choosing Love: Grace & Griffin Novella 4.5 (Black Swan Book 8) (Kindle Locations 894-915). Black Swan Series. Kindle Edition.
Norie also has a problem, she really isn’t on board with all the plans her parents and Griffin’s are making. She’s in love with someone else.
Full of fun, family angst and karma. Don’t miss this sexy installment to the Black Swan Series.
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KaLyn Cooper’s romances blend fact and fiction with blazing heat and heart-pounding suspense.
Twenty-two years as a military wife has shown KaLyn the world, and thirty years in PR taught her that fact can be stranger than fiction. She leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination.
She, her husband, and Little Bear (Alaskan Malamute) live in Tennessee on a micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, and quail. When she’s not writing, she’s at the shooting range or on the river.