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She thinks of him as a friend. He’s loved her since high school.
She’s holding on to the past. He’s worked hard to overcome his.
Brooks knew better than to fall in love with Jaclyn. She’s a trust fund kid, and he’s from the wrong side of the tracks. Guys like him never end up with girls like her. His head understood the rules. His heart was another story.
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“How much farther to the Christmas tree farm?”
Jaclyn hid a smile. Liesl had asked that question three times already. “Not far at all. Five minutes or less, I’d say.”
“I hope they let us cut down the trees.”
“I believe that’s the whole point. Then again, depending on how thick the trunk is, we might need Brooks to help us.”
“You’ve been seeing a lot of him, haven’t you?”
It was true. In the aftermath of Eli, Brooks had been a shoulder to cry on, a tower of emotional strength, and the voice on the other end of the phone whenever she needed to talk. He was never without an encouraging word or a timely kick in the pants if he felt it was necessary. He’d made it his personal mission to keep her from dwelling on the past. There was no doubt about the eventual outcome. Brooks didn’t fail at anything he set his mind to do.
“That’s because I’m between jobs right now.”
Liesl pointed out the window. “There’s a sign with a Christmas tree.”
Jaclyn turned onto a dirt road and passed through an open gate. Lines of distinctively shaped trees went as far as the eye could see.
“This is awesome!” Liesl said, snapping pictures right and left with her phone. “All we need now is snow.”
“Don’t hold your breath. It hasn’t snowed here since I was a little girl.”
Another sign directed them to a grassy area where a dozen or so vehicles were parked. Jaclyn found a spot for Graham’s truck and shut off the engine. Reaching into the backseat, she grabbed her jacket. The sun was shining brightly, but the late November breeze was on the chilly side.
Under a canopy of oak trees sat a wooden shed. Fresh-cut wreaths covered the front and sides. A young woman with red hair stood behind a table, her hands busy tying bows on a table-top-sized tree. Sitting on the end of the table, facing away from Jaclyn, one jean-clad leg swinging lazily back and forth, was Brooks.
He and the female were deep in conversation. That justified Jaclyn’s hesitation about interrupting them, but it didn’t explain the weird feeling in her stomach. Liesl’s loud whisper broke into her thoughts.
“Is that Brooks?”
“Yes, it is.”
“Who’s the pretty girl with him?”
It was probably Jett’s sister. Brooks had mentioned her in passing a few times. In none of those instances had he said anything about her stunning looks. His omission wasn’t a problem. It was the fact that Jaclyn was bothered by it.
About the Author
I’m a Georgia girl at heart if not by birth. I love to read, watch college football, and spend time with my husband. I’m a hopeless romantic so there will always be a happily ever after in my stories. I also like to write about second chances because love doesn’t always work out the first time.
My books are sweet romances set in both contemporary and regency settings featuring stories about the journey to love, from that first meeting to the point where two people know their hearts are no longer their own. My characters aren’t perfect. They make mistakes and have faults like the rest of us. They learn the sometimes painful truth that the path to love isn’t always smooth, but it’s a road worth traveling.
One winner will receive an ebook of Because You Loved Me, the first book in the series, and a $25 Amazon gift card.
Ends May 20, 2020