Azure's Heart by Mickie Sherwood

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Sweet love in New Orleans. Will Cupid's arrow strike a nerve?

Azure's Heart catches up with the same loving couple introduced in Azure Blackstone Holidays Series. Azure and Frank are engrossed in a brand new love crisis. This sweet romantic short story can be read as a standalone.

More than a year after becoming a loving couple, one phone call threatens Azure and Frank's relationship on the eve of their Valentine's Day wedding.

Frank clams up due to a health concern, keeps it secret, and distances himself from Azure. His bride-to-be deserves better than an ailing husband.

Azure feels the sting of Frank's rejection. No matter how hard she tries, she can't breakthrough his wall of silence. To her, his failure to communicate means one thing. He's called off the wedding.
Will Cupid's arrow strike a nerve? Or—will love conquer all in time for their Valentine's Day vows?

Note: Sweet to the last letter. Short read - Author estimates 6,000 words.


Valentine's Day Eve…
New Orleans' frosty midday air didn't affect Azure one bit. And her snug-fit jeans, sweater, and short jacket had little to do with the warmth she felt. She strolled with Frank through the French Quarter. The clutch he had on her hand heated her all over. Even though heels gave her five-foot-six inches a boost, she still had to look up into his dark, brown eyes.

He looked at her, his jovial attitude on display. "You're so easy to love, Azure."

Her heart thumped with delight. Here they were, at the caterer's door, a day before their Valentine's Day wedding, ready to confirm the cake choice for their intimate reception. "Let me hear you say the words."

"I…love…you." He leaned down toward her.

His smooth baritone voice wrapped her like silk. Her erratic heartbeat intensified. She trembled when he kissed the soft spot under her ear. "I love you, too, Frank. Imagine where I'd be if you hadn't followed your instincts that night. I might have died in the trunk of my car."

"Either the cosmos had aligned or PlayDate dating service possessed supernatural powers."

"I know."

"When your apparition appeared—" He stopped talking. "I don't want to think about that."

"You found me. That's what matters." Azure resituated her teal-colored, knit beret, fingering shoulder length, chestnut strands of hair from her mouth.

Feathery wisps of air touched her skin. She scrunched her shoulder, lengthening the time he snuggled her there. His lips transferred to the tip of her nose. Then, his mind-blowing kiss surpassed her expectations.


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Published February 11, 2017 by Mickie Sherwood. 42 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction