Jessica and Blake Summers know a thing or two about what it’s like to be the latest and greatest news on the vine. Their thirteen year marriage has had more than its fair share of heartache and loss. Then the past comes knocking, in the form of a teenage girl, a daughter Blake never knew existed. The news sets the Merryton grapevine on fire.
In the wake of this revelation and firestorm, Blake and Jessica are forced to reevaluate their own relationship and priorities, all while learning that raising a teenage girl is not for the faint of heart. But in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty, they discover that Madeline may just be what the doctor ordered to heal their broken hearts and mend their own tattered relationship.
Will they have the courage to look forward and find a greater love than they could ever imagine? Or will past hurts and the town grapevine tear them apart?
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Coming soon in paperback!!
“What are you doing here?”
“Why do you always ask me that when I come here? I thought it was obvious by now.”
“I know how you love dessert,” I teased.
He shook his head at me. “I do love something here.”
“It is nice.”
“If you’re interested I can give you the name and number of the builder.”
“I heard he’s busy with his wife.”
“She can be a handful.”
“You have no idea.”
I loved the playful conversation, but I realized we were having it in front of a captivated audience. My little ladies were still there and looking like they had landed front row seats to the best show in town.
I reached out and took Blake’s hand. “Follow me,” I whispered. I pulled him to the hall that led to the back offices. As soon as we turned the corner I backed up against the wall and looked up into those beautiful eyes of his that were shining down on me. “So what are you really doing here?”
He placed his hand above my head and leaned down toward me and barely brushed my lips with his. “I’ve missed you this week.”
“Are you done at the Andersons’ place?” I asked a little out of breath. His kisses had that effect on me.
“You’ll be done before the game, right?”
“I’m not going to miss the game.”
That was good news. We were playing Riley’s Insurance and I had a good feeling this year. We hadn’t lost a game yet and this was the best team we had ever had. “Are you working late tonight?”
“Unfortunately. I have to head back in a few minutes.”
“I’m glad you stopped by, then.”
He leaned in and his lips found mine. My hands landed nicely on his chest as our lips fell into sync and the pressure built until his mouth invited mine to open. When the invitation was taken, he groaned low and pressed my body against the wall with his own. My hands moved up his chest and back through his hair. For a minute I forgot we were at the café and why I had any issue at all with physical affection. I had missed us.
With the sound of a glass breaking in the distance, we were brought back to our senses and our lips unlocked. I let out a deep breath. “Uh, wow.”
His hand found its spot back above my head as he leaned toward me, but there was now some space between us. “I second that.”
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