How do people get into the situations they find themselves in?
Having been betrayed by the man she assumed she was destined to be with forever; Julie Anderson is heartbroken that her love affair didn't end with the fairy tale Happily Ever After. She leaves town to pursue her dream of being a dancer only to find herself trapped in a job she no longer loves, confined in a relationship with a loveless man, and living day by day regretting what she has become.
Bouncing from failed relationship to failed relationship, Robert Holiday consoles himself with the lie that he sacrificed his happiness so Julie could live her dream.
As fate has a curious sense of humour, eight years later, they wake up in bed together. Now it is up to love to fix what time cannot mend.
Throughout the day, Robert and Corina's disagreement haunted Julie. After supper, she feigned tiredness, and retreated to her room. Drying her face, she caught herself staring at her reflection. Have you looked at your eyes lately? Francine's voice echoed through her head. Sad. Tired. Lost. Alone. Afraid? Tossing down her towel, Julie grabbed her prescriptions, poured the pills into her hand, and swallowed them.
Pulling the cotton sheet over her shoulders, she nestled down in her bed. Eyes closed, her mind wandered back to Corina and Robert's argument. "She may still hate you, but do you still love her?" Corina's voice had been as sharp as a knife's edge. Robert's silent startled Julie. Her eyelids popped open. Why hadn't he answered her? He hadn't known she and Francine were eavesdropping.
"Eight years is a long time to carry around the garbage of an old grudge. You have to resolve this." What did Francine mean? Resolve what? She'd come to terms with her hatred of Robert. He was a jerk. She hated him. What else was there?
A tiny seed of confusion sprouted inside Julie. Maybe Francine was right. Maybe they should talk. But about what? She could visualize the scene of her catching Robert in bed making love to— Julie placed her hand on her chest. She knew what she'd ask him. Why he'd cheated on her. Betrayed her?
Francine had said, "Melissa was a friend. What you saw wasn't what happened." what did happen? She should find him and ask - no - demand he tell her.
Sitting up she tossed back the covers and slipped on her robe. Brittany said he was off on his disappearing act, and no one knew where he went. She knew where the place was. It seemed she was the only one. She wondered if she could find the place. After all, it had been eight years.
Julie searched through her father's maps. If things hadn't changed too much, she should be able to find the cabin, in the woods, next to a lake, where she and Robert had spent the day making love.
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Two writers in one. Daryl Devoré (@daryldevore) writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines and sweet romances with little to no heat. Each of her characters is so captivating they leave her readers spellbound as they rush to reach the end of her stories. She has several published books available in , print and audio - available at Amazon and other book retailers via Books2Read.
Daryl lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband and 2 cats. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.
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