The Beatles sang “Can’t buy me love.” But they also sang about how all we need is love.
In today’s society, you can buy just about anything on the internet … and have it delivered. We’ve gone from having to order things through catalogs and wait for weeks and sometimes even months before they arrive to clicking a few times on the internet and getting our purchase the same day. What an amazing time we live in!
But can you order love?
How about romance?
Some people try to find romance through the internet, through dating apps and other ways. Or you could say you can order romance simply by purchasing a book by your favorite author. I know that’s one of my favorite ways to get romance.
So why all this talk about ordering and buying and delivering?
Because earlier this week, three friends and I launched a new novella collection. And it’s all about deliveries. And romance, of course.
It’s called Love Delivered, and each story revolves around a delivery service, and the romance that ensues with the people working for it.
My story, “Romance at Register Five,” has Kaitlyn making deliveries for a new app called Grocerease. But Mack, the manager of the grocery store, doesn’t like how the app is affecting his numbers. They have a lot to overcome if they want to be anything other than enemies.
Sarah Anne Crouch’s story, “Where Love is Planted,” has Ivy working at her family’s flower shop in west Texas. She’s intrigued by Grant, the man who orders flowers for his mom almost every month. But why can’t he make time to actually come visit his family instead of just sending flowers?
Heather Greer is serving up chocolate in “Sweet Delivery.” Will Forrester is back from her book Cake That! and running his own bakery. But it’s losing orders to the chain bakery who offers deliveries. Is Erica exactly what he needs when he hires her to deliver, or is she hiding too many secrets of her own?
And Rachel Herod brings the fun in “The Mermaids, the Ex and USSS.” Braig doesn’t love his job working as a delivery man for USSS deliveries, but he’s loyal and would never go over to NatEx instead. A wedding-load of deliveries to Ella introduces the two of them, but there are several misunderstandings still left to get past.
Four different delivery services, four different romances. What do you think? Can romance be delivered? Can you buy love?
Want a chance to win a copy of our new collection? For one (US only) reader who comments, I’m sending an autographed copy. Tell us, what’s the best thing you’ve had delivered?