Love at the Library by Amanda Kai

Megan Vasquez is no stranger to heartbreak. She moved to Austin to follow her boyfriend, only to learn he was cheating on her. Can she learn to open her heart again and trust someone new? Levi Whittaker never expected love would walk in the door at the library where he works. But the moment he meets Megan, he can tell she’s something special. Levi and Megan’s shared love of books brings them closer, but is it enough to keep them together? When Levi’s old flame shows up, will Megan be able to trust that Levi’s heart is true to her?

Amanda Kai

Give us the one to two sentence tagline for your book.

Two bookworms fall in love after meeting at their local library

What is your favorite scene/moment in your book?

One of my favorite scenes is when they go to the Trail of Lights holiday festival and they make themselves dizzy spinning underneath the giant Christmas tree made of lights. The festival is a real-life attraction in Austin, where the book is set. Having been there myself, I can tell you, the experience is really as magical as it is in the book!

Does your heroine prefer a real or artificial tree for Christmas?

I think Megan would prefer a real tree, so she can enjoy the smell.

What’s the one present your hero least wants to open Christmas morning?

My hero is thrilled with the custom-engraved stamp for his personal library, since he’s also a librarian by profession.

Would your hero hang mistletoe?

Hmm, I’d say yes!

What scene did you adore writing in this book?

I adored writing the library call number scene at the epilogue. I won’t give it away, but it’s unique and suits the couple very much!

What is your heroine’s favorite Christmas tradition?

Eating her abuelita’s Mexican Chorizo and egg casserole

Does your hero love or hate snow?

Levi’s from Texas, so he doesn’t care too much for snow.

For Christmas, will you be having turkey, goose, ham, prime rib, or something else?

Prime rib

What’s the strangest Christmas tradition your family does to celebrate?

I’m Norwegian on my dad’s side, so we celebrate St. Lucia’s Day (December 13). When I was a kid, I would dress in a white robe with a wreath of battery-powered candles on my head and serve breakfast to my family. Now that my daughter is old enough, she carries on the tradition of dressing as St. Lucia each year.

Excerpt from Love at the Library

They pulled into the parking lot at Yarborough library. Megan fumbled to find her purse, which had slid to the floor of the car. In the meantime, Levi raced around the car to open the door for her and held his hand out to help her out. His brash chivalry made Megan laugh. “I’m capable of opening my own car door,” she said.

“I know. I just wanted to, that’s all.”

“Thank you,” she said as she took his hand to exit the vehicle. “Here, I thought chivalry had died along with men like Mr. Darcy.”

“Mr. Darcy? Who’s he?”

“The hero of Pride and Prejudice. Trust me, he’s the one that all women model their ideal man after. Unfortunately, men like him don’t seem to exist anymore. Although, you seem to be doing a good job of giving him a run for his 10,000 pounds a year,” Megan told him.

“Is that all he makes?” Levi’s eyebrows went up.

“In those days, it was like being a billionaire.”

“Wow, so he’s super rich, and super chivalrous. Is he handsome too?”

“Oh, without a doubt!”

Levi grinned. “Gee, how can a guy like me even hope to compete with a fictional character like that?”

Amanda Kai’s background in the performing arts drives her creative spirit. Prior to becoming an author, Amanda enjoyed a successful career as a professional harpist, and danced ballet for twenty years. Her love of storytelling, nurtured by a fondness for period dramas and classic literature, led her to begin writing Jane Austen variations and other historical and contemporary romances. When she’s not diving into the realm of her imagination, Amanda lives out her own happily ever after in Leander, Texas, with her husband and three children.

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