EXPOSING the groom
Title: Exposing the Groom
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Romantic Comedy, New Adult Romance, Wedding Singer/Rockstar Romance, Grumpy-Sunshine
Killian swept in like a knight in shining leather pants to save Scarlett once she exposed the groom. The next time they saw each other, they ended up fake-engaged. Can they find a way to make it down the aisle together and live happily ever after? Find out in #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s EXposing the Groom, a romantic comedy with a side of rockstar.
How it started:
An accidental phone grab during my rehearsal dinner while my fiancé went to use the restroom.
How it ended:
Reading all the dirty texts between him and my maid of honor, aka little sister, during our vows in front of the world in what would later be considered one of the most viral wedding videos on TikTok.
Of. All. Time.
Did I mention his vows were before mine, and he compared me to my adopted dog because... and I quote, “I’m so loyal.”
It’s not my fault that my first instinct, after exposing his dirty lies, was to run up to the clueless rockstar that was supposed to headline my reception and ask him to sing my tears away. I never expected him to help me escape certain disaster, kiss me senseless, and then buy me ice cream.
But that was all in the past—until I’m staring down at a wedding invitation from the crappy little crap pants ex. You see, he swapped sisters, and now a year later, they’re getting married at a gorgeous winery while I’m still staring down at a plus one, wondering if I can bring my pet turtle.
How it happened:
In desperation, I sent a drunken text to the hot rockstar with a picture of my turtle, Chuck Norris… in a bowtie. Who knew he would show up at the wedding—but get this, it wasn’t to save me, nope, it was to… yup, SING!
SHE STOLE HIM TOO!
But now that he’s there and I’m there, and the history is there, I beg him one more time to save me, this time as my date.
But lie after lie just kept pouring out of my mouth until we were somehow fake-engaged.
I would laugh if crying didn’t feel so good.
Should have brought the freaking turtle...
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“Our destiny awaits.”
“Destiny,” I answer.
You ever wonder how much power one single word can hold?
I thought I knew. I’m an artist, after all; words are what I do. They’re what I wield; they may as well be my sword.
But I miscalculated the power just like I miscalculated every step that led me into her house.
Even the silence was grossly miscalculated.
The moments where two people know it’s right but wrong at the same time, where the kisses feel more urgent and passionate than they should, like you’ve struck the perfect chord with another only to know the song has to end—it must.
The world paused that night.
And like passing ships, we continued on.
And lived for ourselves rather than each other.
I still think about the times I stopped walking toward the SUV.
The number of times I reached into my pocket and touched one of the stupid coaster party favors I’d found on her table when I left in the darkness.
Some things mean something because they can’t help it.
Some things mean something because they must.
And some things you force yourself to look at as meaningless because if you truly acknowledged their truth—then destiny, for sure, would find you. And not all of us are ready for the truth.
Some of us look at truth as the end of the fake reality you’ve been living, tossing you into the rawness of your existence.
And some of us would rather live outside of that because it’s the only way we can survive.
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Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 100 books ranging from new adult romance to mafia romance to paranormal & fantasy romance. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit www.RachelVanDykenAuthor.com.
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