Thanks so much for inviting me to drop by. It's chilly/slushy/snowy in my neck of the woods at the moment, so a visit to a tropical climate is much appreciated!
As is the view.
(What? He's totally an island boy.)
My name's Kate Davies, and my new release, Take A Chance On Me, is out this week from Samhain. I have a feeling my heroine, Jessica, could use a break right about now, too. See, she's just started her first teaching position, as a long-term substitute, and everything's pretty much going to hell.
The kids won't listen. The paperwork is insane. She's discovered that directing the school play is part of her responsibilities, which doesn't thrill her. And Tom, the school security officer, is messing with her head, showing up on a regular basis in her thoughts, her daydreams... her fantasies...
(Of course, if he insists on walking around looking like this, who's going to blame her?)
She knows that falling for a co-worker isn't the best idea she's ever had, but then neither was choosing Shakespeare for the first play she'll ever direct. So a time-out, especially when it holds the promise of suntan lotion and a drink with an umbrella in it, would be very much welcome.
Sadly for Jessica, there won't be any island-hopping anytime soon. Hard to get a permanent teaching contract if you drop everything for an unplanned vacation. On the other hand, Tom's hanging around, making everything at work just a little more interesting.
Hmmm... maybe there are some benefits to sticking close to home as well.
So I'll let Tom and Jessica sort things out at school while I get a refill on my margarita and watch the surfers do their thing. Won't you join me?
What's your take on co-workers dating? Yes, no, maybe? Would you take a chance on a relationship with someone you met on the job? Post a comment and be entered to win a copy of Take A Chance On Me!