THE KISS QUOTIENT X PARKS & RECREATION.
Accidental politician Bell Scott is set to become the first autistic mayor of Borden, Ontario when a surprise challenger ruins her plans. Unlike Bell, football hero Aron Winters is a natural charmer – adept at hiding parts of himself he doesn’t want the world to see. Soon everyone’s falling for him…including her. As heat rises on and off the campaign trail, corruption threatens the race and rivals must unite—risking their hearts to save their city.
12 weeks to Election Day
Not for the first time, Bell Scott considered what it would be like to be cool. To be the type who could relax on a day like today – a day that only seemed like a big deal.
But she’d seen too many sure things evaporate to trust this one.
Late July heat twined its humid fingers in Bell’s hair, teasing the unwillingly straightened ginger strands into frizzy mischief. She had about ten minutes on the side of the road before her photo op this afternoon would feature more hair than woman.
The highway stood empty, the rise and fall of cicada songs punctuating the soupy summer air with its perfume of dry forest and fresh paint. Mayor Bob should have sent someone else to do this job. He should have had the sense to keep her at City Hall, today of all days. Why couldn’t it have been Ken, it wasn’t like he–
Just in time, she caught her brows in the act of drawing down. For practice, she flipped her Resting Bitch Face into Politician Face, like Bob had taught her: neutral, open, slightly smiling. I-hear-you face. I-care-about-you face.
Wiping her sweaty palms on her passenger seat, Bell rolled up her pants. The linen would crease, but it couldn’t be helped.