After two years in this town, I hoped I’d find someone to spend my life with.
Or at least warm my bed.
With only the shelter and my two Mafioso best friends, sometimes a girl just needs to get laid.
And there’s one man at the bar that checks all my boxes.
He’s sexy, makes my heart speed up, and makes me tingle in all the right places.
And when one night turns into an undetermined amount of time, a girl starts to hope for more.
But he has secrets he’s not willing to share, and they could tear us apart.
I was one of the golden boys around town.
But that all changed the night my brother died. I left, hoping to find myself, or something like that.
Instead, I found a best friend and a fiancé. Life was great, until once again it all blew up in my face.
I was beginning to think I was jinxed.
So, I came home.
I had no plans, no next step.
And then I met her, and life changed once again.
Jake nodded as he wiped down the bar. “So, where have you been all these years?”
“You know, a little of everywhere.”
Jake nodded. “The whole town has been buzzing since you walked through earlier today. I think it’s even on the town page by now.”
“The town what?” the man asked.
“You’ve been gone too long,” Jake grinned. “Don’t worry. I’m sure you’ll have it figured out in no time.”
Someone whistled at Jake and he walked away, leaving me alone to stare at the man. When he slowly turned his head and looked at me, I didn’t bother looking away, though I may have turned a pale shade of pink.
I tipped my beer at him, getting the same in return. Not knowing what else to do, I flicked my eyes to the screen, though my body was still turned to face him.
“Are you new in town?” he asked.
My eyes flicked back to his and I tilted my head. “I could ask the same about you.”
“Not new. I’ve just been gone a long time.”
Based on the conversation I overheard between him and Jake, I knew he didn’t want to talk about it. “I’ve been here about two years. The people are weird.”
The truth was, I liked this town. Between the town Facebook page and all the unique characters here, it really was a great place to settle down. Just not a great place to find a man, since most of them were already taken.
He nodded at me, his eyes intense as they slowly slid over my face taking in every inch of me. As he stared at me, I felt like he was undressing me with his eyes. And then he lifted the beer bottle to his mouth, his eyes still trained on me and I lost control. Suddenly, I just wanted to feel someone’s arms around me again, even if it was only for one night. All my instincts about men flew out the window as this man stared at me.
“Do you have someplace to stay tonight?” I asked. It was totally out of character for me, but I felt bold as his eyes raked over my body.
He shook his head slightly. “I was just planning on going to the motel.”
“My bed’s better.”
I’m a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, “No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book.” I didn’t think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn’t already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven’t been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.
I read lots of books, from mythology retellings to literary fiction and I love to reread books from childhood, this is a place to voice my thoughts for fun. I also like to ramble about things such as art or nature every now and again.