Accidental Valentine


What was the most romantic thing that your significant other (or someone) has done for you?


Claire Gillian:

Once when we were still dating, my hubby brushed all the snow off my car before he left for work…on a Saturday morning. I wasn’t going anywhere and he was on a schedule, but he still took the time to do it. That was the exact moment when I realized I loved him.

Katrina Sizemore:

I can’t think of a most romantic thing that someone has done for me.

For me, romance isn’t in the big sweeping gestures. It’s the constant little things like flowers out of the blue, or when my husband makes me a special cocktail or coffee. The little things do it for me, because I know he was thinking about me

S.L. Hughson:

My husband planned a sunset at the beach wedding proposal. Imagine the sun slipping into the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop. Beneath a magenta sky, the diamond solitaire sparking and winking, warming your heart with its rosy glow. Except – it was a weekday. I had a headache, and a 90-minute drive to the beach was unappealing. I have never lived down foiling this most romantic of moments.

Jaylee Austin:

In my twenties, I dated a man who for twelve weeks sent a single flower to my job. During the day a student aid would bring it to my classroom. The students loved it and of course it created quite a gossip channel. The girl’s swooned thinking how romantic that someone sent me a flower every week. It was fun and I enjoyed receiving the roses. I still have those cards twenty years later and they bring a smile to my face even though the relationship is long gone into the land of memories.

Wendy Sparrow:

My husband knew New Orleans topped my bucket list and arranged to have me come along on a business trip. After he’d finished work, he let me pick what we were going to do. He’s the alpha-est of alpha males, but I dragged us through everything from a guide book I’d read on the flights. Haunted tours. Beignets. A trip to where they make Mardi Gras floats. And, then, we watched cheesy movies set in New Orleans at night. It’s not always the actions or the items but the fact that he knew what would make me happy.

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AccidentalValentine_CvrTitle: Accidental Valentine

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Roane Publishing

Release Date: February 13, 2015

Keywords: Contemporary, Romance, Valentine’s Day, Short Stories, Anthology, Sweet



Guiding Hearts by Claire Gillian Description: Is a lonely woman’s GPS sentient or is her subconscious taking her by the hand to help heal a scarred heart? When Jemma Ernst’s GPS malfunctions and sends her to the home of handsome and engaging Gabriel Nash, she writes it off as a fluke. But she can’t seem to reprogram him out of her thoughts nor her GPS. Better Latte Than Never by Katrina Sizemore Description: Single and cold on Valentine’s Day, Hailey Merritt is not looking forward to working all day at the coffee shop while everyone around her is cheery with romance and she’s stuck trying to figure out her next step in life. But, when a special bouquet arrives for her from a secret admirer, she decides to reserve judgment on this holiday and find whomever sent the flowers. Maybe Cupid has a plan to make this her favorite Valentine’s Day ever. Dream Architect by S.L. Hughson Description: Taylor and Sons Custom Design keeps ASHLIN TAYLOR at arm’s length from her dream job. If only she were a son, she could follow her architectural dream. In the Taylor creed, girls get married and boys have careers. DYLAN CUTRIGHT focuses on finishing college and landing an architectural engineering job in a large firm. Minus emotional ties. After their accidental encounter, their attraction is amplified during their work interaction. Unlike her family, Dylan encourages Ashlin to pursue her dream by enrolling in college. He even argues her case with Uncle Mike. All of this support confuses Ashlin because when she moves closer to him, he rebuffs her for reasons she can only speculate about. Valentine’s Day might be the perfect opportunity for Ashlin to make him notice her. They are working together – alone – on the most romantic day of the year. Dylan builds her dream of career, but will he ever lower his walls and become more than just the man IN her dreams? One Hot Angel by Jaylee Austin Description: Oblivious to Tiffany Jenkins in three short weeks her life will end—unless she makes the perfect choice. Will she chose revenge and expose her ex-husband? Or chose love and surrender her heart to the only man who can save her? Rock My Bones by Wendy Sparrow Description: Jared has been eyeing the sexy mural painter from inside the museum’s paleontology lab, but she’s way out of his league. He can’t let her paint that obviously misplaced fern, though…even if it means initiating contact.  You could call her a paleontology groupie, but Shay Meyers is interested in a more modern specimen. An adult male Homo Sapien to be exact—one who needs to be dragged out of his lab for a practical course in mating rituals. If she’s lucky, this will be the Valentine’s Day she rocks his bones.


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  1. Thanks for featuring our book on your website. It’s fun to see the varied ideas about romance, and I think that’s reflected in the spectrum of our stories, too.

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