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New Release and Giveaway! I HATE TO STAND ALONE by Casey Winter (Little Fall #1)

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I Hate to Stand Alone: A Small Town Enemies to Lovers Romance
by Casey Winter
(Little Fall #1)
Publication date: May 29th 2020
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

The small town I ran away from. The Navy SEAL I’m supposed to hate. If I can get through this summer without falling for the off-limits alpha, I’ll consider myself lucky.

Steamy, intense chemistry … is just one of the things I shouldn’t be feeling for Luke Nelson, soldier turned security agency operative. His brother and I were high school sweethearts, but he broke my heart. Plus, our families hate each other, à la the Hatfields and the McCoys.

I return to Little Fall, Maine, to care for my sick mom. He returns to fulfil his brother’s last wish of reopening their mother’s roller rink. I spent half my childhood at Family Roller … but never with him.

He was the older bad boy. I was the girl next door. Love was never an option. But now we can’t stop making eyes at each other.

As I reunite with old family and friends, I learn that Little Fall has just as many secrets as my heart. And even if I’m supposed to say no, my intrigue for dreamy, handsome, rugged Luke Nelson is off the charts.

It turns out I might have a second chance after all … even if it’s with my ex-boyfriend’s big brother.

This full-length romance has a happily-ever-after and can be read as a full standalone. It is free with Kindle Unlimited.

Subsequent books in the Little Fall series cover different heroes and heroines … though your favorite characters will make appearances.


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Back at the roller rink.


She’s with her friend, Penny, but I don’t even glance at her. I just look at Hannah, with her skin-tight yoga pants and her light grey hoodie. She’s all curves, her body strong and tight from her skating career. Her jet-black hair is tied in a no-nonsense ponytail. Her body is smoking, there’s no mistake about it, and her face is all smiles and come-get-me eyes, and, dammit, if she wasn’t the girl who broke my little brother’s heart I might have more nice things to say to her.

There’s something magnetic about her smile, too. She looks happier than I’ve been in a long, long time.

She doesn’t show off, like I expected her to. Instead, she gives her friend some pointers, and then, when a passing family says something to her, she happily gives their young daughter some tips, too. I go upstairs to my office, realizing that I’m dangerously close to not being able to look away. Her smile isn’t the only thing that’s magnetic.

I remember how hot she looked yesterday when she was practicing for real, like something straight out of a fever dream as she danced between the cones, doing some real mind-bending tricks, stuff that didn’t even make sense to me. The sassy smile on her face, the look of concentration, the habit she had of biting her lower lip when she was about to do something high-level …

Suddenly, I’m gripping the desk so hard the veins on my forearms bulge, corded and tense. What is wrong with me? Why am I letting myself think about Hannah like this, the girl who turned my brother into a wreck, the girl he used to talk about right up until the end?

The one that got away.

But not away from me, away from my little brother.

To make matters worse, my manhood has flooded with tension just thinking about her, the subtle way her muscles twitched in those tight pants as she practiced. If today and yesterday is anything to go by, yoga pants are a signature part of her skating gear, which means I’m pretty much screwed in the hard-on department.
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About the author:

Hello beautiful readers!

Thank you so, so much for checking out my books. My name is Casey and I just love to write romance with depth and characters you’ll be able to connect with. My current series is called Little Fall, named for the town where it’s set, but each book is a complete STANDALONE … that said, don’t expect Luke, Morgan, Hannah, or Penny (and many others) to disappear anytime soon! Little Fall is a town you can get invested in, for sure.

I just want to say I’m so grateful to you for checking out my work, and I hope you enjoy reading my romances as much as I enjoyed writing them (hopefully without less stressing LOL).

I’ve been writing ever since I was a little kid, sitting at my dad’s fireplace in cozy New England winters and penning stories in my Barbie notepad. More recently, I’ve switched the notepad for a laptop, but I’ve never fallen out of love with the craft. Now, I live in just plain ol’ England with a hunky husband and a Jack Russel named Loki.

I’d really appreciate if you could follow my Amazon author page, as I’m going to be around for a LONG time.

Bye for now! Or, should I say, see you in Little Fall …

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