Shannon here: Romantic Comedy with Cowboys author, Mary Connealy shares her first date with her husband, plus a chance to win a copy of her latest release, Out of Control. Comment on this post for a chance to win. Deadline: Sept 3, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Mary:
My first date with my husband was at the end of our Junior year in High School. We’d been good friends for a long time. We hung around together on Saturday nights with a group of friends. I liked him a lot and a friend had told me that he really liked me. But I didn’t want to start dating. I knew it wouldn’t work out … what were the chances, huh? We were sixteen. And I knew that when it didn’t work out, I’d lose one of my best friends.
But finally one of my girl friends convinced me to go out on a double date with her. We went to a drive in movie. I can’t tell you what it was, but I’ll bet my husband could. He remembers details like that. We sat in the back seat together on the double date and that sounds romantic but we just watched the movie and talked and had a good time. Then he drove me home, we’d met the couple we were double dating with in town, my husband and I both lived in the country. So he took me home and we went inside and my mom had made cinnamon rolls. She’s a great cook and still makes the best cinnamon rolls in the world, although my husband claims HIS mother makes the best cinnamon rolls in the world, so my mom had her work cut out for her to make a good impression.
So we ate cinnamon rolls and I walked him back to his car and we sat in the car for a while and finally he asked me if he could kiss me. I said yes. Then, a very brief kiss later, he pulls back and says, “Your lip were a little sticky from the cinnamon rolls. But I thin they’re all cleaned off now. Let’s try it again.”
I still smile when I think of it because it’s a pretty smooth line and we were both anything but smooth. Our third date was our Junior prom. And though things didn’t always run smoothly, we were together until I graduated from college and we got married. Thirty four and a half years ago.
About the book: Rafe Kincaid controls everything in his life. His brothers, his ranch and above all himself. Then he meets Julia Gilliland, a woman who’s also used to running things.
Not only can’t Rafe control Julia, he can’t control himself from falling in love with the little firebrand.
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About Mary: Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is the author of Out of Control. It’s the first book in The Kincaid Brides Series. She is a Christy Award and Rita Award finalist and she’s a two time winner of the Carol Award. Her other books include Deep Trouble, Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, Montana Marriages Trilogy and the Sophie’s Daughters series.
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