New Release | All You Need is Love by Melissa Baldwin

Posted June 26, 2018 by Twenty Qs Book Clubs in Chick Lit + Romantic Comedy, Excerpt, New Release / 0 Comments

Happy Release Day to Melissa Baldwin! Her new romantic comedy, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, is out now!

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New Release | All You Need is Love by Melissa BaldwinAll You Need is Love by Melissa Baldwin
Published by Melissa Baldwin on June 26, 2018
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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CJ Evans has worked hard to overcome many of the devastating challenges that life has thrown at her, and she has come a long way. Despite the aftermath of her broken engagement and the strained relationship with her mother, she has recently mended lost friendships and has become a successful entrepreneur of a business she is truly passionate about. But could all of this progress be lost when her mother presents her with a blindside she never would have expected?

CJ realizes she can no longer avoid her past, and she must finally face the heartbreak, inadequacy, and unresolved events to continue to move forward. This includes embarking on a new career path and opening her heart to a love she’s always been hoping for.

CJ’s journey is one of growth, trust, and taking risks. And in the end she may realize that to be truly happy—all you need is love.

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“Were your ears burning?” I ask. I’m completely shocked when I receive a call from Doug not long after discussing him at dinner with Zoe.

“No. Why? Were you talking about me?” he asks, letting out a flirtatious laugh. “You can just admit you were telling your friends what a great kisser I am and that I’m the hottest guy you ever hooked up with.”

I laugh louder than I expected. He is a good kisser, but I’m certainly not going to feed his already enormous ego. I give Muffy a few of her new gourmet dog treats which cost a small fortune, but supposedly are the best for teeth and gums.

“Um, no, sorry,” I say.

“Ouch,” he replies, sounding hurt. “I told my friends what a great kisser you are.”

I can’t decide if he’s being serious or not.

“No you didn’t!” I shout.

“I certainly did. Ask Gavin.”

He knows I’m not going to ask Gavin. I will, however, ask Stacy to ask Gavin for me.

“I have to tell you, CJ, I’m hurt. And here I was about to invite you to go to New York with me.”

Wait. He what? Did I just hallucinate or dream the last few seconds of our conversation? Maybe I’m still feeling the lasting emotional effects of the phone call with my mother?

“What did you say?”

“Ah, I knew that would get your attention!” he exclaims. “Here’s the deal—I was talking to my brother the other day, and he has an idea for a new start-up company in the wellness industry. I told him about your success with essential oils, and he wants us to meet with him and his partner. What do you think? Your knowledge combined with my marketing expertise. This could be a huge opportunity for both of us.”

My mind is spinning right now. First it was a trip to the Bahamas and now New York City. Is it normal to be taking trips with a friend who also happens to be an attractive, successful, single man? I had almost forgotten that I’d told Doug about my business. Somehow we got on the subject of it the night we met in Florida, and he seemed really interested in hearing about it. I didn’t read anything into it at the time, but it kind of makes sense now.

“So, what do you say? Want to run away to New York with me?”

I smile to myself. Who could say no to a trip to New York City? This could be huge for my career, and I will be able to see Olivia while I’m there. I would be crazy to pass this up.

“I would love to go,” I say, trying to tone down my excitement. “I mean, I’m always open to a new adventure. When do we leave?”

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About Melissa Baldwin

Melissa Baldwin is an avid runner, planner obsessed, and has always had a love for writing. She is a wife, mother, and avid journal keeper who took her creativity to the next level by fulfilling her dream with her debut novel, An Event to Remember…or Forget. Melissa writes about charming, ambitious, and real women and is now a published author of twelve Romantic Comedy and Cozy Mystery novels and novellas.

When she isn’t deep in the writing zone, this multi-tasking master organizer is busy spending time with her family, chauffeuring her daughter, traveling, running, indulging in fitness, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.