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Not So New In Town
(Harmony Homecomings, #2)
Author: Michele Summers
Pubdate: July 7th, 2015
You can’t go back, and you can’t stand still…
Lucy Doolan is a marketing genius. She can sell rain to a frog and snow to a polar bear. Newly single and unemployed, she’s lured back to her hometown of Harmony, North Carolina to help out her pregnant evil stepsister…only to find former crush heartthrob Brogan Reese has returned too, to open a new business in town. To add insult to injury, he’s still hot.
If the thunder don’t get you, then the lightning will…
Brogan never noticed Lucy much when they were young, but seventeen people have recommended her to help him. She’s got his attention now. With her sweet personality, brilliant imagination, and penchant for doing the completely unpredictable, Brogan is finding a whole lot of excuses to spend his days—and nights—with Lucy.
Parker leaned forward, grabbing Lucy’s headrest. “Aunt Lucy, you gonna tell my mom?”
“Um, well, I don’t know. She’s going to ask, and…”
Pure panic replaced the tension as Parker spoke. “Don’t! I swear not to do it again. She doesn’t have to know. I’ll be real quiet when we get home and go straight to bed. Please, Aunt Lucy. It might upset her…and something might happen to …you know…her.” Parker’s voice trailed off as he struggled to tamp down his emotions. The impulse to shake his fist at the skies and howl at the moon came over Brogan. One more screwed-up boy trying to wrestle the world without the guidance of a father.
Lucy glanced at Brogan, searching for answers. What the hell did he know? Maybe tonight was a wakeup call, and Parker really would behave from now on. And then again, maybe not. Brogan gave Lucy a pathetic shrug.
Lucy blinked. “Okay, Parks. Just this once. But don’t test me again, understood?”
Parker nodded. “Thanks, Aunt Lucy.”
They drove the next five miles in silence, until Brogan pulled into their driveway, and before he’d put the car in park, Parker bolted.
“Thanks again, Aunt Lucy,” he called as he raced toward the front door.
“Shhh, you’ll wake your mom,” Lucy hissed.
Parker disappeared inside without making a sound.
“You think I’m doing the right thing?” A tiny frown creased her brow. Witnessing Lucy’s anxiety did something weird to his insides. Made him want to step up and take charge…set things right.
“We’ll see. I think this isn’t the first time he’s slipped out.”
“Yeah, me too.”
Brogan opened her door and tugged on her hand. “Come on.” Pulling her behind him, he said, “I’ve got an idea that might work.”
Lucy skipped in her Keds to keep up. “Good. Does it involve metal bars and one meal a day of stale bread and tepid water?”
He stopped under the covered entrance and released her hand. “He’s going out for football, right?”
Light from the outdoor sconces made her blond highlights shimmer. “Yeah,” she said slowly. “Practice starts Monday, why?”
“Have him up and ready to leave tomorrow at 6:00 a.m.”
“Like in tomorrow morning?”
“No, 6:00 a.m. like in this morning…but I’ll give you till tomorrow.”
Her shoulders sagged. “I hate early-morning assignments. I’d rather be dragged around town by my tongue.”
Brogan smiled and wondered how she’d look first thing in the morning, with sleepy eyes and mussed-up hair. Dangerous thoughts. He shook his head and refocused on the problem at hand.
“This will be different. Make sure he’s dressed in workout clothes and running shoes. I’m taking him to the track at the school.”
“No one should rise before six. It’s inhumane.” A small pout formed on her lips.
Lips Brogan wanted to kiss. But kissing Lucy was still a bad idea…for tonight.
“I’ll make it worth your while. I promise.” He smiled down at her flushed face and suspicious gray eyes.
He watched as she seemed to wrestle with wanting to argue, but instead weighed her next words. “Why are you doing this?” His brow lifted. “Why are you helping me?”
Why indeed. He’d spent half the day wrestling his own demons about the dad he’d never known. He didn’t need to take on Lucy and Parker’s problems too. But something about Lucy felt like unfinished business. He couldn’t put a finger on it, but he sensed it. She intrigued him with her courage and honesty. Her willingness to open up. Rage had drummed through him, vibrating every cell, when she’d told him how Tony the dick Tiger had screwed her. He hated like hell that she’d been hurt. But he didn’t put voice to any of those thoughts. Instead, he simply said, “Because that’s what friends do. Help each other.”
“If you say so.” The doubt written all over her face said she didn’t believe him. Tough. She didn’t have a choice.
About the author
Michele Summers writes about small-town life with a Southern flair and has her own interior design business in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Miami, Florida. Both professions feed her creative appetite and provide a daily dose of humor.
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