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Derrick sits alone in the living room while Trevon goes to put his nephew, Kelli’s infant son, Carlos, to bed. Clanging and banging sounds come from the kitchen. Hearing Kelli curse, Derrick goes to see what happened. What he discovers isn’t the same sarcastic and confident woman he met at the front door…
Kelli stood with one hand on her hip, the other over her face. On the floor was an overturned pot, its contents spread across the linoleum.
“Kelli, are you alright?”
She turned in surprise, pulled an earbud out of her ear, and wiped her face. “I’m fine.”
I examined the wetness of her cheeks. “You don’t look fine.”
“I am.” She rubbed her hands on her pants before squatting down to clean up the mess.
I looked around the kitchen for something to use to help.
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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.
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