The problem with heartache is that there’s no one-size-fits-all relief package. You can go to classes; you can try to embrace change. But when you wake up at two in the morning, a smile on your face because you’ve dreamt about the could have—the should have—nothing will console you.
Because seconds later, you remember.
And remembering can rip you apart.
Kate will do anything for her family. It’s why see took the job with Lee. It’s why she’s attempting to forget her pain. Butit's hard to forget, when you're desperate to hold on. Even if Lee Collins is the perfect package.
Lee will do anything for the ones he cares about. It’s why he hired Kate.
It’s why he keeps his secrets; and it’s why he cannot, will not fall in love. Not with Kate—not with anyone.
The one thing he can’t forgive.
The one thing she can’t forget
I pushed to my feet, and just as I took a step forward a hand gripped around my wrist. I looked down to Lee’s wide-open eyes.
My head wanted me to leave. My heart was torn in two. But I was starting to feel things for this man, things I couldn’t ignore, and in that moment he was just a normal guy who’d had too much to drink, and I was a normal girl with a tiny crush on a guy. He wasn’t a rock star, and I wasn’t broken-hearted.
We were just … us.
I sat back down and rested my back against the couch. Lee stroked my hair, and his fingers traced soft patterns against my head, soothing me, comforting me, and I tried to pretend like it wasn’t the best and the worst thing I’d felt in a long time as my guilt warred with my affections. “Tell me something that not many people know about you.”
“Haven’t we already played this game?” I asked.
“Again. These are … the best games.”
Lauren McKellar Bio:
Lauren K. McKellar is an author and editor. Her debut novel, Finding Home, was released through Escape Publishing on October 1, 2013, and her second release, NA Contemporary Romance The Problem With Crazy, is self-published, and is available now. She loves books that evoke emotion, and hope hers make you feel.
Lauren lives by the beach in Australia with her husband and their two dogs. Most of the time, all three of them are well behaved.