An Excerpt from Only One for Me and the Official Release Date

Only One for Me Book cover 400x617Hello book lovers!

I’ll just get straight to the point. The official release date of Only One for Me is Thursday, June 6th. If you’ve read the short story Simply Amazing, this is the continuation of Cannon and Yasmine’s love story. Check out the blurb and a short excerpt below.


Dr. Cannon Arrington’s mission is to help people in need. But when his ex fiancée re enters his life after twelve years, he has a new mission. Never let her get away again.

Yasmine Dubose has never stopped loving Cannon. Instead, she has learned to live without him, guarding her heart in the process. However, when they are brought together to plan a wedding for their best friends, Yasmine is faced with the challenge of following her heart this time around or risk losing the only man she’s ever loved.


When Yasmine heard her name from the familiar deep voice from the past, she thought she was dreaming, for in her dreams was the only place she experienced it. Her heart thumped against her chest as if it was ready to jump out, and the simple task of breathing was the hardest thing she’d ever done. Cannon Arrington stood less than twenty feet away from her, even more handsome and debonair than she remembered. Feelings she’d buried crept into her heart and mind, overwhelming her. Part of her wanted to run, and another part wanted to curse him out. But her aching heart wanted to fly into his warm embrace and exhale from all of the years she’d spent without him.

Instead, she stayed glued to the chair as her eyes roamed over him. His black trench coat was opened, exposing a blue suit that fit his in-shape six foot one frame as if it were made especially for him. His clean-shaven face was more chiseled and defined. Gone were his boyish grin and innocent features. He was all man now. His captivating presence in the small room reeked of importance and respect.

Yasmine told herself if she ever saw him again, she would be cordial. What happened twelve years ago was in the past, even though he’d hurt her more than she could have ever imagined. She’d managed to avoid seeing him by not coming home to Memphis often. Instead, she would give her mother an excuse as to why she should come to Atlanta or suggest they take a vacation together.

Nonetheless, there he stood, holding her eyes in a trance with his. Her skin was flushed and nausea overtook her as he casually strode over wearing that damn delicious smile as if they saw each other every day. Yasmine mustered up all the strength she had left in her as he suavely approached. She hoped she could keep her voice steady. Hoped he wouldn’t realize she’d never fully gotten over him.

“I asked you a question.” She was surprised her voice didn’t crack, but she wasn’t going to allow him to see her sweat.

“I’m here to meet with the wedding coordinator,” he answered matter-of-factly.

Cannon’s voice was deeper, sexier—sending goose bumps trailing down her arm. His woodsy aroma caught in her nose, reminding her of the times when his scent was intertwined with hers as they made love.

“But why? Doug’s brother is supposed to meet me here. He’s the best man.”

“Change of plans. I’m the best man now.”

Copyright by Candace Shaw, May 2013

I hope you enjoyed the short excerpt. Thank you so much for all of your support readers!


pink fontHere’s the information for the short prequel, Simply Amazing just in case you haven’t read it yet. Its a free read and takes place 12 years before Only One for Me.

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11 thoughts on “An Excerpt from Only One for Me and the Official Release Date

  1. Hi Ms. Candace,
    I can’t wait for the book to come out. I am counting the days. Each one of the books in this series has been great, including the free read. I know this addition to the series will be great also. I don’t want to rush you or tire you out, but are you already working on the next novel to this series or another book? I am just curious. Take care, God bless, and great job!!!!!!!!

    • Good morning, Stephanie! I’m glad you’re enjoying the series and I hope you like this book as well. I’m currently working on another book that will be published by Harlequin Kimani Romance that is due at the end of the summer to the editor and then back to work on the Arringtons.

  2. Candace you know I can’t read this teaser, it would be bad for my heart. Lol But I can’t wait to see what will unfold 🙂

  3. Hi Candace, I’m looking forward to reading the full story, congrats to you, Sharon and Delaney on becoming Harlequin Authors, that is awesome.

  4. I’m so excited and I await June 6! You’re incredible and have such wonderful characters. Best wishes!

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