relationship in her life because she’s been focused on school while also helping raise her nephew. Will the power of love win out and make their Christmas wishes come true?
- Sneak Peek -
As Rory stood and faced his mom, her look was one of suspicious concern. “Frankie, huh?”
“Yeah. What about her?” Rory asked as he removed his weapon. He took it to the gun safe that looked like a built-in cabinet on the far wall of the living room. After depositing it and his ammo inside, he closed the door, ensuring it had locked.
“Oh, I don’t know. Might be that little sparkle in your eye every time you mentioned her name. Or the fact that she actually invited you to visit her home.”
Rory saw the mischievous smile on his mother’s face and tried to quickly dispel any misconception. “Farm, mom. I happened to mention I was considering getting Alisa a kitten for her birthday, and Frankie said she had a cat that recently had kittens and I was welcome to pick one.” He started toward the kitchen, but stopped just short and whispered, “And no mention of this to your granddaughter. I haven’t made up my mind yet.”
“Oh, but I think you’ve made up your mind about visiting Frankie’s farm, am I right? Or is it just Frankie you’d like to see again?”
Rory turned, trying not to roll his eyes, as he made his way to the kitchen for a glass of water. He didn’t answer as he downed two glasses.
“Is that even ethical?” Glenda teased. “I mean, a personal relation with a woman you met under those circumstances?”
“There’s nothing wrong with that,” Rory said, instantly regretting taking her bait.
Her triumphant smile said she’d seen right through his denial of anything other than interest in a dang kitten. Okay, so yeah, he had definitely been interested in Frankie. He just didn’t know how to proceed without scaring the woman off. I mean, who has such an intense reaction so quickly?
“Rory.” His mother’s soft calling of his name had him looking at her, true concern on her face. “I’m glad to see you showing interest in another woman. No matter how you met.” She stepped closer, placing her hand against his cheek for a moment before dropping it. “You’re too young to be alone. And before you protest, I know how much you loved Rhonda, but there’s no reason you can’t love again.”
“Is this where you say she’d want me to go on and be happy?”
“Maybe. What do you think she’d say? What if the roles were reversed? God forbid you should be taken away from us, but if Rhonda were still here, just her and Alisa, wouldn’t you want her to be happy?”
“Of course.” Rory could feel his brow scowling. “I mean, part of me right now feels that I’d be jealous as hell with her loving another man. But I wouldn’t want her to be alone, sad, or without love in her life.”
“Well then, the same goes for you.”
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12/14/2022 12:05:31 pm
I liked the interplay between Rory and his mom. The excerpt drew me in and made me want to know more.
12/14/2022 02:33:08 pm
Wow very interesting ..love his mom wanting only to see him happy again and finding love on my list to get .........Following on Instagram
12/14/2022 03:24:05 pm
Oh, mothers! But this seemed in a good way. And I liked the background a saw of the MCs
12/14/2022 10:23:44 pm
Such a sad post!!! Wasn't expecting that to hit so hard.
12/14/2022 10:25:33 pm
His mother sounds like such a sweet meddler! Plus kittens!!
12/15/2022 02:09:11 am
I was touched by his mother's concern and encouragement. As a mom myself I could totally relate.
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12/15/2022 10:33:42 am
Rory's sounds like a very sweet and patient man with his mother. What a sad sneak peek!
12/15/2022 10:34:42 am
So sad! I want Rory to get his happy ending
12/15/2022 01:34:54 pm
Oh I LOVE when the man is emotionally damaged due to trauma & is therefore afraid to let love in, this blurb sounds great!
12/16/2022 08:26:02 pm
So heartwarming & true! I feel like this needs to be said to all widows that life goes on even if it feels like it doesn’t. Your late wife/husband would want you to be happy. This sounds like a lovely book thank you for sharing! & I’m already following on IG & Twitter. Merry Christmas 🎄
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