Hey, beauty!

Tomorrow C. Monet’s newest book Say He’s Ready goes live and we have one final sneak peek to share with you!



The title of Say He’s Ready tells it all. Meet Houston, a widow and single father who is focused on raising his son, Malone. The loss of a spouse is hard, but the loss of a mother is even harder. Houston’s time is split between running his business and attempting to keep Malone out of trouble. At his wits end, the school calls in the help of State Pediatrician Teaghan LeJune. 

Teaghan is fierce and fearless as she moves through life. Her career is her pride and joy. Dating hasn’t been fun, and it’s the only thing in her life she can’t win with. She’s tired of being set up and played when she would give the shirt off her back for those in need. After running into men that aren’t ready but look good on paper, she decides to give it up. 

As fate would have it, the paths of Houston and Teaghan cross in the most unconventional way. Quickly, her mind is changed on dating if Houston would open up and allow her to wrap him in her love swarm. His words of not being ready don’t match his feelings of being smitten by Teaghan. Within a few short days, Teaghan has managed to crack open the shell of a man Houston once was. 

Once they find themselves ready, a challenge neither expected comes to halt them dead in their tracks. Promises of not letting each other down no longer matter when decisions must be made. Find out if he is truly ready to embark on a love that may require more of him than he has to offer. 


Now I was at a crossroad. Teaghan was a wonderful woman just from what I already knew which wasn’t enough or nearly all I wanted to know. I originally asked the question just for kicks but now I wished I would’ve kept my mouth closed. I possessed all the shit she explained but a ready heart. There was no doubt that I was willing. I didn’t want to be another man that wrote a check he couldn’t cash. And I damn sure didn’t set out to hurt people. Especially not people like Teaghan. 

“That rules me out huh?” 

“I didn’t realize you were looking to be in the running Mr. McGraw,” she squinted with a tilted head.  

“I’m not a liar, so it’s time I admit that I’m checking for you a little more than I imagined. I can’t say I want a relationship, but I could use an acquaintance,” I admitted.  

“To friendship,” she said holding out her hand. I grabbed it and kissed her knuckles gently. As I knew it, the beat of my heart started playing to its own tune. Our hands stayed within each other’s long enough for me to conclude that being her friend would open my heart up to being a little more ready than I was available for. 


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