Love’s more comfortable the second time you fall...
When successful attorney Eileen O'Neill meets widower Don Lombardi at her retirement party, she's reluctant to open her heart. Still scarred by a bad marriage and reeling from the tragic loss of her true love, she isn't ready for a relationship. At this stage of her life, she doesn't need another heartbreak.
Don wants to show Eileen there is still plenty of time to enjoy life and make every day count. As a doctor, he knows that not much separates life and death and that every day is precious. He's ready to love again. Can he convince Eileen that love is more comfortable the second time you fall?
Page Count: 45
Word Count: 11821
978-1-61217-137-1 Digital ISBN
As he walked me to my car, I grabbed my keys and pressed the remote to unlock it. “Thank you for dinner, Don. Drive safe.”
I started to get in, but he touched my shoulder. When I lowered my head, he tipped my chin up, put his hands on my shoulders and bent forward. He was going to kiss me, his intent was clear.
I licked my lips and shook my head slowly. He touched my cheek. “I really enjoyed having dinner with you.”
There was a lilt in his voice, a song at a deeper level, like a lark greeting dawn. Something told me he had just allowed himself to feel something for a woman for the first time since he’d lost his wife. It was as if he was ready to try again and though his skills might be rusty, they were not forgotten.
Suddenly my breathing became uneven. All my senses prickled. The inside of my chest felt like something with razor-sharp teeth was nibbling at me. Like two animals at war—one wanting to want again, the other slamming against my heart to keep it still. My throat burned; a lump rose, making it impossible to speak.
I felt tears brimming in my eyes and backed away.