This week I’m changing POV’s for the next few weeks and introducing Kelli, the woman who has become the center of Derrick’s attention. Get to know her by reading her diary post and bio. Now, on to the fun part!
Dinner is over and Kelli is tired and at her wits end. After trying to ignore the way Derrick watched her during dinner, and the oh-so-much fun of feeding her son and have him decorate her shirt by spitting up half of it, she’s now faced with kitchen duty.
Hands on my hips, I studied the expanse of the kitchen countertop; dishes were everywhere. Pots and pans containing leftovers littered the stove, and on my shirt, pea spit up from Carlos during tonight’s dinner.
I ran a hand over the bridge of my nose, inhaled, counted to ten, then let it out. The exercise did little to calm my nerves.
“No, baby, I’ve got it. Do me a favor and watch your brother for me, okay?”
“Okay!” Christina skipped out of the room, down the hall toward the sound of sports on the big screen and the two men thoroughly enjoying the event.
Just thinking about the man made me grit my teeth.
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About the novel….
When Derrick’s brother drives the family business into bankruptcy, Derrick is left without a job and only one choice: start over. With a new job waiting in Atlanta, the only other thing he’s looking for is a woman who’s willing to fit his no-strings-attached relationship policy. But then he runs into Kelli, a woman with a smart mouth who challenges him in every way. She’d be perfect … if it weren’t for the fact she had kids.
Shortly after giving birth to her son, Kelli’s husband announced that he wanted a divorce. Forced to move in with her newlywed sister, Kelli is faced with raising two young children on her own, finding affordable housing, and landing a job that will pay her bills. The last thing she needs or wants is a man in her life. But when her brother-in-law’s best friend shows up for dinner, it’s impossible to ignore the sexual attraction.
Fate and finances have another plan, though, forcing them into living under the same roof. Despite their differences, Derrick finds himself breaking his own relationship rules. But as his luck would have it, just when he thinks he’s ready to make a commitment, tragedy strikes close to home and, with it, issues from his past that force him to risk it all.
Get to know the characters more by reading their BIOGRAPHIES and DIARY POSTS,
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