Print Length: 116
Boroughs Publishing Group
April 27, 2015
Orphaned at a
young age, Legs Anderson owes her Aunt Ada everything. The stoic old lady
raised her, and Ada’s warnings about men—and the Harris boys in particular—have
stuck, even after her death. Of course, that could be because Ada stuck around,
Patience is not
one of Jack Harris’ virtues, and he’s waited too long to start a life with the
woman he’s loved since childhood instead of them just knocking boots. Now Ada
is interfering from beyond the grave, haunting the old Victorian house she
bequeathed to her niece and reinforcing Legs’s fears of commitment.
But Jack won’t
give up. No matter what trouble may follow, the house will be renovated, Ada
will learn to let go, Legs will put her money where her mouth is… then Jack’ll
put his lips everywhere else.
in with me, dammit. You’re the most stubborn woman I ever knew.”
topped his coffee cup with fresh brew, easy as you please. “No more stubborn
than you, since you keep askin’ the same old question. I have my own place.”
frowned and stabbed his egg yolks, making them run. “Then let me live with
aunt’s house?” Legs asked like he was crazy.
your house now.”
trying to fix it up. I have to patch and paint. There’s no room for your
help you and then you’ll have plenty of space for me. And my stuff.”
ponytail shook with her reply. “Ada won’t like it. She’ll think it’s immoral.”
leaned forward. “You talk about her like she’s still with us. She’s been gone
over a year, sweetheart.” His voice dropped an octave and his brow creased.
“Don’t you think she’d give in after all this time?”
wrinkled her nose. “No. She thinks you’re a wanderer.”
tossed down his fork. “I own a sporting goods store! I go fishing!”
touched her hand when she got close enough and drew little circles around her
wrist bone with a fingertip. The preschool teachers from Let’s Explore stifled
sighs at the next table. “It’s time to let go, darlin’.” His expression turned
earnest. “She raised you, I know. But I want to be with you now. It’s time to
let me in.”
it means letting her go. I’m sorry, Jack. I just can’t do that to her.”
sighed and returned to his breakfast. “We’ll talk about this again tomorrow.”
Adele Downs writes
Contemporary Romance inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She is a
former journalist, published in newspapers and magazines in the USA, UK and
Adele is an active
member of Romance Writers of America and her local RWA chapter where she serves
as past-president. She has written several articles for RWR magazine (Romance
Writers Report), and she has presented workshops for writers.
When Adele isn’t
working on her current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or
reading a book on the nearest beach.
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