Today’s post will be short and sweet (I seem to be doing that a lot lately), but it’s super fun. I (and a bunch of other fab authors) are part of the Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt over at Night Owl Reviews, and there are ah-MAZE-ing prizes! So… yeah, click that link up there and enter!
Okay, so that was probably the shortest post ever, wasn’t it? How about if I give you an excerpt from Live For Me? Will that make up for it?
“The Everetts don’t care about things like that. Hell, if I were ten years younger, I’d go after him.”
“You wouldn’t need to be younger,” Haleigh started with a shake of her head. Robin was thirty-five to Caleb’s thirty, and not old by any stretch of the imagination.
“No, it would have to be you. That man has never had a steady girlfriend—and I can’t tell you the last time I recall him having a date—yet it’s been over a month of spending every non-working moment with you and your daughter. That means something, Hales.”
She smiled at the nickname. “It means I ought to spare him my drama.”
“If he didn’t want your drama, he wouldn’t be there.” She placed her hands on Haleigh’s arms, forced her to look her in the eye. “I know you think you hide it well, but anyone who knows you, who cares about you, who has spent more than ten minutes in your company, knows your life before was bad. No one knows the story, but we all know there is one.”
She’d begun to wonder what the town knew, but she wasn’t telling, and they weren’t asking. “It’s not important.”
“If it keeps you from doing what you want, from living your life, then it is important.” She bit her lip. “What’s that saying? You can’t move forward while looking over your shoulder? The past is the past, and you can’t change it. The future hasn’t happened, but you can control what choices you make.” She paused at Haleigh’s slight nod. “You deserve to be happy.”