It's Kind of a Funny Story....Taste the Heat and a First Crush Story #TastetheHeat

So when I started thinking about this post, there was many times that I broke out in fits of giggles. At the time crushes seem like a dire circumstance. How will I ever get over this boy if he doesn’t like me back...omg..omg.... Looking back on them now just gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling. I wasn’t sure what crush story to talk about because I’m actually still friends with some past crushes but then I thought of a really funny story.

Once upon a time, in a kingdom called Einstein Bagels there was a girl (me) and a boy that worked there. The girl really had a crush on this guy and decided, you know what she was just going to tell him and get it out there. If he said no, then no big deal but then at least she could find a new crush. So it was closing time and the girl and the boy were about to leave when she kind of blurted it out. Well there was a very long pause of awkward silence and the girl getting nervous realized she forgot something in the back. Instead of waiting for a response, decided to run back to the back office to grab it. Completely forgetting she mopped the floor... It only took seconds and the next thing she knew her feet were up in the air, she landed on her butt, then back and slid until slamming into a conveniently placed metal monstrosity at the end of the aisle. Needless to say she jumped to her feet, grabbed her stuff and bolted like hell’s furies were after her. She and the boy did not get together and whenever anyway asked how she hurt her back...her best friend burst into hysterical laughter....The End.

So ya. That really happened to me and I can say it’s still one of my favorite stories that I have filed away in my brain. So when my daughter has her first embarrassing run in with a crush, I can enlighten her to my own experience. Also if you check out Rachel's Blog she shared some of her first crush stories. I'm still thinking I need to look for my journal from 1991!

So let’s talk childhood crushes that have a steamy end instead....

Taste the Heat
Rachel Harris
Pub Date: July 8, 2013
Publisher: Entangled
Genre: Adult Romance Contemporary


One sexy fire captain. One Cajun chef. One combustible kitchen…

When chef Colby Robicheaux returned home to New Orleans to save her family restaurant, the last person she expected to reconnect with was her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. As tempting as a sugar-coated beignet, Jason is one dish she can’t afford to taste. Colby can’t wait to leave the place where her distrust of love and commitment originated and go back to Vegas.

Fire captain Jason Landry isn’t looking for love, either. Disillusioned by his past, he knows he should be focusing on finding the perfect mother for his daughter. But when he first sees Colby, all grown up and gorgeous, he can’t help but be drawn to her. And when she suggests a no-strings-attached fling, Jason can’t say no.

As their relationship grows more intense, Colby finds that Jason isn’t as easy to leave behind as she thought. Could turning up the heat on something real be worth the possibility of getting burned?

You can also check out Rachel's Playlist and My Review on my Blog Tour Stop Post

Rachel Harris Bio:

Rachel Harris grew up in New Orleans, where she watched soap operas with her grandmother and stayed up late sneak reading her mama’s favorite romance novels. Now a Cajun cowgirl living in Houston, she still stays up way too late reading her favorite romances, only now, she can do so openly. She firmly believes life’s problems can be solved with a hot, powdered-sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.

When not typing furiously or flipping pages in an enthralling romance, she homeschools her two beautiful girls and watches reality television with her amazing husband. Taste The Heat is her adult romance debut. She’s the author of MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY and A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES. She loves hearing from readers! Find her at

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