FIREWORKS by Lindsey Gray Release Day Blast

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Title: Fireworks
by Lindsey Gray
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Sophie McKibbin finds herself back in Sam Crawford’s life after ten years. Unfortunately, Sam is dating Lola, Sophie’s high school nemesis. Lola dumps Sam the day before he was supposed to introduce his mystery girlfriend to his family over the Fourth of July holiday. With the looming fear of disappointing his mother once again and his long held feelings for Sophie, he asks her to take Lola’s place. With family feuds, an old flame, and feelings that have been locked away for a decade, there is bound to be some fireworks.

“Fireworks” is a novella, approximately 22,000 words.



When Sam’s phone beeped with a text message, he took it out to read. It was Lola letting him know she was going to bed after her study session and to say goodnight. He slipped it back into his pocket and realized before anything else happened, he needed to fess up.

“Um, Sophie?”

“Yes, Sam.” She sipped on her milkshake.

“Do you remember Lola Dennison?”

Sophie knew exactly whom he was talking about and her distaste showed on her face. “Yes, she was a class below me and Caroline. Why?”

“She’s getting her Master’s in Child Psych, and we bumped into each other while she was doing her clinical rotation. We’ve been dating for a couple months.” Sam watched as Sophie’s eyes turned the shade of ice blue, and she scrunched up her face.

“Does Caroline know?” Sophie tried to rein in her anger, but was having a difficult time.

“No, I haven’t told anybody yet. I guess her mom and my mom had a big falling out years ago, and it’s still pretty rocky between them. We kind of want to see where it goes before we bring the families into it.”

Sophie’s gut twisted in unimaginable ways. The younger and more popular Lola bullied Sophie and Caroline for three years during high school. Caroline never stood up for herself, but Sophie, on the other hand, gave as good as she got. That caused more than a few tussles in the Halston High hallways.

She calmed herself down and took a deep breath. “I see.”

“You don’t approve?”

“Um . . .” Sophie looked up at him as his question hung in the air. “It’s really none of my business. But when you do tell Caroline, make sure you’re alone. The two of them didn’t get along well.”

“Lola’s never said anything.” Sam wondered what could have happened between the two.

“She probably doesn’t want to think about it.” Sophie dropped her chin to her chest and mumbled, “I know don’t want to.”


“Nothing. Look, thanks for dinner. I really needed something greasy like this after tonight.”

Sam could tell she was ready to leave so he reached for the bill folder. “No problem. I wouldn’t mind hanging out again. That offer for drinks is still on the table.” He stuffed some cash in the bill folder and placed it back on the table.

“Yeah, we’ll talk later.” Sophie smiled while trying to stop her heart from hurting.

“I’d like that.” He meant it, too.

Sam knew that dating Lola was a risk, but knew he couldn’t pass up the chance to have Sophie in his life.


Author Bio:

Lindsey Gray dreamed of being several different things as a child such as a doctor, an actress, and a chef, but none held her attention like putting pen to paper and creating her own world through words. She has written three full-length novels and one short story for The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House and is now taking the self-publishing leap with her novella, "Fireworks".

A mid-west native, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, reading almost anything she can get her hands on, and making life interesting at each and every turn.

Contact Links:

Amazon Author Page

Other titles by Lindsey Gray available through The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House.


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