Susan R. Hughes
Genre: Contemporary romance
Release date: Oct 6
One kiss can change everything. Dulcie has had a secret crush on her co-worker Rowan for ages, but she’s too shy to let him know, and preoccupied with raising her rebellious teenage sister. When she bumps into him in the darkness of a haunted barn, she can’t resist stealing just one kiss.
That kiss enchants Rowan. If only he could figure out the identity of the woman whose kiss haunts him. While running from a troubled past, he may find that the woman he least suspects could lead him out of the dark forever.
“You look lovely in this costume.” Rowan studied the portion of her face exposed beneath her mask. He couldn’t get over how different she looked, yet he recognized every nuance in her luminous dark eyes.
“Thank you.” Her gaze held his for a moment and an uncertain smile flitted over her glossy red lips, before she lowered her lashes.
“Did you just get here?”
“I’ve been here for a while.” Her slender shoulders lifted. “Lurking at the other end of the ballroom. I guess you didn’t notice me.”
“I find it hard to imagine not noticing you. And I can’t help thinking something about you is familiar,” he added mildly. “What’s your name?”
The edges of her mouth twitched in hesitation. “Tonight I’m a mystery woman.”
Author Biography: Susan R. Hughes writes contemporary and historical romance novels set in Canada. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with her husband and three children.