The Humor of Love

Gabby and Ralph. Ralph and Gabby. They have been there, tried that, and they just don’t work. Then one night when Gabby is stranded with a flat tire, Ralph appears—her knight in a shining… Hawaiian shirt. Of all the roadsides in Miami… As Gabby and Ralph are pushed back into each other’s worlds, they can’t resist the attraction that still crackles between them. But when Gabby blames Ralph for a career-destroying incident, she decides Gabby and Ralph are done—for good, this time. But is there more to the incident than she realized? Is Ralph her downfall… or her savior? This lighthearted novelette will have readers laughing and falling in love themselves while they root for the two mismatched love birds to finally come home to one another. (Note to readers: this is a “sweet with heat,” second chance, romantic comedy. There’s not graphic sex (but sex is implied) also, this short story contains swearing and general shenanigans)

Meet Ida Duque

Ida Duque writes sweary, sweet with heat, romantic comedies with a Miami flair. Actually, if she’s being honest, it’s more like loud, crazy Miami-infused romcom. Her books feature smart sassy women who love life, family and each other and are hoping to find true love. Also, there’s kissing…lots of kissing! Ida is a Higher Education professional writing romantic comedy under a pen name, mostly because college students are not impressed by “kissing books.” She loves her students and working on campus and there’s nothing else in the world she’d rather do. but she also loves writing stories and entertaining. A pen name seemed like a good compromise. A native of a beautiful island in the Caribbean, these days Ida lives in South Florida with her husband and two kids, one of whose future plans include becoming “the boss of Miami.” Seriously. Ida’s loving every minute of raising her but will welcome parenting tips on dealing with aspiring dictators. There are currently no playgroups in their area organized for fiercely independent kids also interested in political machinations and autocracy.