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Disengaged

Lauren Gallagher

Publisher: Lori Witt

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Summary

Why are the good ones always taken? 
The last thing Amber wants to think about is engagement rings or anything related to engagement rings, but they’re kind of hard to avoid when she makes her living in a jewelry store. Between her job and her last relationship, she’s getting more than a little bit jaded about romance.  In fact, as her cynicism grows, she’s ready to change everything in her life… and a man is the last thing she wants. 
When gorgeous bartender Jeremy wanders into her store, she’s willing to reconsider what she wants right now, but he’s off the menu—he’s here for an engagement ring.  
But as Jeremy comes back again and again to look at the ring, Amber suspects it's not just the price that’s keeping him from taking it home. 
She'd never dream of sabotaging someone's relationship, but is Jeremy about to make a huge mistake? 
This 23,000 word novella was previously published.

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