Aug 1, 2019

Excerpt Reveal: Love at First Sight by Kelly Elliott

Love at First Sight
Southern Brides #1
By Kelly Elliott
Release Date: August 9th, 2019

Love at first sight.

That’s what it was when Rip Myers came up to me in kindergarten. From that point on, we
were inseparable best friends.

When I work up the courage to tell Rip I love him, I am met with rejection. He tells me he
treasures our friendship too much. That statement might as well be a knife to my heart.

I want to hold out hope that he’ll change his mind.

Instead, he moves on.

The only choice I have is to pretend that doesn’t slay me.

So, I say yes…to the man I love. But he isn’t the man I’ve been in love with nearly my entire life.

“If I had to guess, I would say you got scared.”

I laughed. “Trevor, what in the heck are you talking about?”

“It was Chloe who told you how she felt and you told her you didn’t feel the same. Am I right?”
My smile faded.
He nodded. “But you did feel the same, didn’t you?” Swallowing hard, I took another drink of water.

“Steed didn’t want to tell you because he knows it, too.” With a confused look, I asked, “Knows what?”

“That the two of you should have ended up together. That one of you most likely felt too afraid to move past friendship.”

“Steed thought we should be together? He said if I ever kissed his daughter he was going to twist my balls so hard I would talk like a girl the rest of my life. I was just a kid when he told me that shit, so I believed it.”

Trevor’s head tossed back in a laugh. “Oh, man. I’m going to remember that one for Aurora. With her being a freshman in high school, I know the boys are coming.”

I slapped Trevor on the back. “Hate to break this to you, but I’m sure she’s already had her first crush.”

He gave me a look that made me tremble.

“Okay, well, should we finish up?” I asked.

“No, I wasn’t finished. Like Steed, there were a lot of us who thought you two would end up together. But I think you need to be prepared for tonight, Rip.”
“Why? What’s tonight?”

“Easton will be with her.”

My stomach felt like someone had forced me to drink lead. I swallowed hard and tried to shrug it off.

“Well, they have been dating for a while, so it would make sense that he came home with her to celebrate her graduation.”

He nodded. “I just didn’t want you to be caught off guard when you saw him.”
I stood, finished off my water, then put my gloves back on.

“If Chloe is happy, then I’m happy.”

Trevor stood. “Is that why you get lost in a bottle of whiskey every week at Cord’s Place?”
Glancing over my shoulder, it was my turn to shoot the dirty look. “I’m good, Trevor. Like I said, I’m happy for Chloe.”

Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today, bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women, and beautiful surroundings. 

Her bestselling works include Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen.  After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

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