9781926760629
Sangria Nights: Mark & Lacy
Sangria Nights (Book Two)

Beverly Cialone


Welcome back to Willow Bay, home of the sexy twins Luke and Mark, their cousin Marissa and their beautiful girlfriends, Lara and Lacy. On the day of her wedding to Luke, Lara discovers she is pregnant. The only question is, who is the father? A forbidden tryst with her fiance's brother means that Lara will struggle with this question right up to the birth of the baby, and even afterwards. As secrets are shared and hearts are broken, it all falls apart for the once-happy family and friends in this, the second book of the Sangria Nights trilogy.





ISBN ebook: 978-1-926760-62-9
FICTION | Romance Contemporary
Word Count: 57,000
List Price: $3.99
Published: September 30, 2011

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Praise

"Sangria Nights 2 was hot, and sexy with endless suspense, just as part 1 was. I loved the characters, and the romance. The suspense didn't stop until the end of the story that was one huge surprise I would have never guessed would happen...It certainly wasn't the ending I had expected or hoped for. Once I finished reading the story, I sat for a few minutes wondering if there will be a part 3... I certainly hope so..." Amazon Reader



Excerpt

PROLOGUE

“Merry Christmas, everyone!” Marissa exclaimed as Luke, Mark, Lara, and Lacy arrived at noon. They all smiled and placed numerous packages under Marissa’s Christmas tree, exchanged hugs and enjoyed some Sangria as they sat in the living room talking. Lacy had opted for coffee and as she sipped the hot brew she took in the scene and felt the familiar pang of sadness at the loss of her family. She’d never really dealt with it, she’d just pushed it deep inside her and continued on with her life. She was now realizing that had been a big mistake. She took another sip of coffee to ease the lump that had suddenly formed in her throat, then smiled up at Mark when he casually put his arm around her shoulders and murmured, “Having a good time?”

“So far, yes.”

“Good.” He smiled and turned his attention to Lara, who gave him a strained smile and said, “I see you decided not to wear a dress today.”

He grinned back and replied, “Yeah, it was at the cleaner’s.”

Lara noticed the puzzled look Lacy gave him, and she forced another smile as Mark said, “Private joke. Maybe I’ll tell you later.”

“OK. This should be interesting.”

“So when are Adam and Sean supposed to be here?” Luke asked as he longingly eyed the array of food in the kitchen. Marissa shrugged and said, “Soon, I hope. They know what time we’re eating.”

“Jeez, Lara, what’d you do, buy out the mall?” Mark teased as he knelt in front of the Christmas tree and began picking through the packages. She leaned over and playfully swatted his hand away from the gifts, then said, “You have to wait just like everyone else. Now scram.”

Mark ignored her as he picked up a box and gently shook it, then grinned at her and said, “Hmm. This one doesn’t rattle. And it’s heavy, too.”

Lara simply laughed and shook her head as she watched him go through all the presents, then glanced at the door when Adam and Sean arrived. They were bearing armloads of gifts as well, and Mark got out of the way as they staggered over to the tree and carefully placed the gifts wherever they could find a spot. They straightened and greeted everyone, exchanging hugs with their cousins and Lara before they turned their attention to Lacy. Mark introduced her and offered them a glass of Sangria, but they decided to have coffee instead as they disappeared into the kitchen. Lara leaned over and whispered something in Mark’s ear “OK, you two, that isn’t very polite,” said Marissa.

Mark motioned for Marissa to come over to the sofa, and when she did he whispered, “Lara told me not to get into a fight with Adam and Sean.”

“Oh. Well, I certainly hope not. I’d be extremely upset if you guys started throwing the pies at each other.”

He simply laughed and got up to refill his drink, and when he returned Lara raised an eyebrow when she noticed he was carrying the entire bottle of Sangria. He offered everyone a refill, then took his seat beside Lacy, “Are you sure you don’t want some of this?”

She smiled and shook her head. “I’m sure.”

“OK. More for me.”

Lacy laughed and finished her coffee, as Marissa said, “Why don’t we go ahead and eat since everyone’s here?”

“Sounds good to me,” Mark said as everyone stood and made their way to the kitchen. Luke laughed and placed himself in front of Mark, and everyone laughed as the two brothers jostled over who got to fill their plate first. Marissa put her hands on her hips and gave them a stern look, “OK, children, cut it out. There is enough for everyone.”

“Yes, ma’am.” Everyone began helping themselves to the enormous spread of holiday goodies. So far so good, Lara thought as she warily eyed Adam and Sean as they prepared their plates and sat down at the table. The tension from Thanksgiving had dissipated, and everyone was able to enjoy the feast she and Marissa had prepared. Now the only issue was the uneasy tension she felt around Mark, but that was something she was going to have to deal with on her own. She still couldn’t help but feel pangs of jealousy whenever she saw him and Lacy together, but she knew the relationship between Mark and Lacy was for the best. If he was single, she’d be too tempted to continue the affair. As she sat at the table she wondered if she could try to keep her relationship with both brothers. A disturbing thought entered her mind then, and she bit her lip as she wondered what was wrong with her. She’d never been “man crazy”, and she’d never had the particular problem of having two men to choose from. Although there wasn’t really a choice. She was with Luke and Mark was with Lacy. End of story. She nearly jumped out of her chair when Luke gently tapped her on the shoulder and whispered, “Are you alright?”




Also by Beverly Cialone

Sangria Nights: Luke & Lara | The Gift | Coming Home | True Confessions | Song of the South | In The Eye of the Beholder