Author: Kata Ĉuić
Genre: Contemporary Romance
that will make you root for first love, forgiveness, and family.
failure tastes like. Heading home to the backwoods Appalachian town she swore
she’d never return to with her young daughter in tow, she can’t imagine her
future getting much bleaker.
never expected to see again.
something of himself, and attain every dream Lenore destroyed. He’s determined
to wear down her resolve and win her back, but she’s got a secret to keep and
reasons to keep her old flame at arm’s length.
do anything to protect her daughter from the same fate.
all roads lead to home.
of my new boss into my professional sanctuary. I can’t fault him for his
dominance here and now. This is his building. I’m his employee who he’s
contractually bound to supervise.
twist of fate. Mostly because my wildest dreams have no place in my current
mine, his forest-green eyes boring into me. That’s ironic, considering he
couldn’t be bothered to make direct eye contact for the duration of our faculty
meeting. He’s sure making up for it now. His gaze sweeps me from head to toe
quickly, then he starts over again much, much slower.
The past five years have been so good to him. He’s removed his jacket and vest,
leaving me to feast on a white dress shirt and red tie that look like they cost
a pretty penny. The hint of his physique I noticed in the auditorium is much more
pronounced without added layers. Scrawny until the night I left him, his arms
now look as strong as they used to feel when they were wrapped around me tight.
Biceps bulge against the fabric of his shirt. A row of buttons clings to his
flat stomach then disappears beneath his belt. His smooth dress pants hug
muscular thighs that used to thrust against me until pleasure I never knew was
possible made me feel so high I wondered if I’d ever be able to come back down.
haven’t been as kind to me.
There’s no way to hide the bulge of my belly or the breasts that aren’t as
perky as the last time he caressed them. At least that’s one thing going for
me. He’s matured and aged like a fine wine, but any physical trait I used to
possess that attracted him to me is long gone.
last time I heard it. “I have imagined this moment in so many different ways
over the past five years, but now that it’s here…I don’t rightly know what to
teens. No one told her life was gonna be this way. She holds a degree in
Linguistics with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of
Pittsburgh. Her plans of becoming a pediatric neurosurgeon were foiled by OChem
1. Fortunately, she’d been making up stories in her head since the days of her
imaginary friend, Choosy. Putting pen to paper, er…fingers to the keyboard…came
surprisingly naturally after her aforementioned teens decided it was time for
them to cut their respective cords.
standalone rom-coms and has been known to dabble in a bit of paranormal on the
free stories section of her website. She believes nice guys shouldn’t have to
finish last (except in the bedroom where she prefers an alpha between the
sheets but a gentleman in the streets), and that the surest way to a woman’s
heart is through laughter and food.
Lenore has been best friend with Jesse since they were children and over time that friendship evolved into love. She made the choice to leave her hometown to protect those she loved but five years later when she returns with her daughter, she must not only face her past but Jesse as well.
Jesse gave his heart to Lenore years ago and when she returns he realizes that distance nor time have diminished the feelings between them. With so many secrets between them will they be able to overcome the past or are they destined for heartbreak a second time.
The problems between them weren’t because they didn’t love each other but rather handling the obstacles that life threw at them. With a little understanding and clarity they may just get to live the life they were destined to have.