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Stealing Her Best Friend’s Heart
(The Golden Matchmakers Club #1)
By Tara Randel
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
July 27, 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming
A home renovation…
Could change this friendship forever
Heidi Welch has her eye on the perfect home…until Reid Masterson buys it! Now Heidi has one last chance to get back the home of her dreams from her childhood friend and longtime crush. If she helps Reid with the renovations, he’ll sell her the house. But “just friends” seems just about impossible…especially when friendship keeps getting in the way of falling in love.
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She squared her shoulders. “I have a proposal.”
Surprise flared in his eyes, but it quickly extinguished, leaving him with an unreadable expression. “There’s nothing to propose. I own the house.”
“Yes, but I’m still determined to buy it.”
He crossed toned arms over his chest, stretching the already snug T-shirt. “Well, once I put it on the market.”
“But then the price will shoot up.” She bit her lower lip before going for it. “How about I help you with the remodel? Put in sweat equity toward the purchase of the finished product?”
He stared at her for such a long moment, she thought maybe he didn’t understand what she’d asked.
Finally, he broke the tension between them. “Heidi, I have a team I work with. Subcontractors who actually know what they’re doing.”
Okay, her forte was numbers, not craftsmanship, but she had a passion for this house that his usual crew didn’t. “Are you saying I can’t hammer a nail? Paint a wall? Run errands or do odd jobs?” She’d never really done those things, but desperate times called for desperate measures.
He ran a hand over his scruffy chin, also not very Reid-like. Usually he was clean-shaven to go along with the GQ look. But hey, her entire world was off its axis since this shift in plans, so why wouldn’t an alternate Reid exist too?
“Why not wait until I’m finished and put in an offer like most people?”
He made a hurry up gesture with his hand. “This I gotta hear.”
“One, like I said, the cost will go up after you make improvements.”
“Yes, and if I barter you for your work, I won’t make a profit.”
She paused, trying to come up with a counterargument.
“Face it,” Reid continued, “if you bought the house as is, you’d have some projects to do to make the place more habitable.”
“Which brings me to my second point. If I was remodeling with you, I’d have a say in colors, and textures and any major design changes. I can’t do that after the fact.”
He regarded her with his savvy gaze, his green eyes probing. She shifted, not liking anyone sizing her up, but she held her ground.
“Who’s to say your suggestions are feasible?”
“We won’t know unless we try.”
“You’re making this hard on me, Heidi.”
“My intentions, exactly.” She grinned.
About the Author
USA Today Bestselling Author Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn’t come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. Family values, mystery and, of course, love and romance are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Tara lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery.
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