Chasing Tess by Annette Lyon
About the Book
Tess has lovingly supported her boyfriend James the past three years while he attended law school, with the promise that when he graduates they will get married. She has ran errands for him and allowed him plenty of time to fulfill school obligations. James’s parents are throwing a huge graduation party for him and he has hinted to Tess that he a special surprise for the party. At the party though, Tess is shocked when James announces he is taking a prestige internship in New York, far away from where they now live. Feeling emotional and humiliated, Tess leaves the party early. Once back at the apartment that she shares with her sister, Hope, Tess comes up with the idea to go visit her mother in California. After making arrangements, she hopes in her car and drives all night to go be with her mom and so they can also discuss James’s bad behavior. Tess arrives at her mom’s way too early in the morning to ring the bell. So she goes to the beach and turns on her phone to discover a dozen or so missed calls, a few phone messages, and several texts, all from James. After turning her phone back off Tess hears James calling her name. Has he really followed her to California? Can they make up and solve their differences, or will James just break her heart again?
This novella can also be found in the Timeless Romance Anthology: Spring Vacation Collection.
About the Author
Annette Lyon is a Whitney Award winner, a 3-time recipient of Utah’s Best in State medal for fiction and the author of over a dozen novels, about as many novellas, a cookbook, and a grammar guide, and over a hundred magazine articles.
She’s part of the Timeless Romance Anthologies line of sweet romance stories, a senior editor at Precision Editing Group, and a cum laude graduate from BYU with a degree in English. When she’s not writing, editing, knitting, or eating chocolate, she can be found mothering and avoiding the spots on the kitchen floor.
Chasing Tess is a short, sweet novella that readers will love. From page one readers will be connected with the main characters and their feelings, Tess and her boyfriend James. Tess and James have been going out for the past three years and he promised that once he finished law school they would get married. But at a huge and fancy graduation party put on by his parent’s, James humiliates Tess in front of everyone. Tess thought for sure he was proposing, even though she would have preferred a much less formal setting, but instead he announces to the party attenders that he has accepted a prestigious internship in New York. Devastated and shocked, Tess runs from the party, packs a bag and drives to her mother’s ocean side cottage. James is shocked at Tess’ reaction, but when he starts thinking about it and after talking to Tess’ sister, he realizes how big of a fool he has been and just how much he needs Tess. Filled with a wonderful relationship and sweet romance, this novella is a lovely read.
Series: A Timeless Romance Anthology Collection
Genre: romance, contemporary, novella, anthology
Publisher: Mirror Press
Publication date: December 25, 2015 (Previously released in the Spring Vacation Collection on February 1, 2013)
Number of pages: 49
Content Rating: G
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by The Lyon's Tale.
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