Genre: Inspirational Romance
In spite of, maybe because of, the way her love life had gone, Kayden James works hard to become a successful Marriage and Family Therapist. The last thing she needs is for her ex-boyfriend Liam to stroll into her office and stir up old feelings. Especially after the way he treated her all those years ago. She would rather remain a single cat lady than risk her heart again. Liam hopes to make amends, but worries he won’t be able to melt Kayden’s icy exterior enough for her to see how much he has changed. Initiating their reunion, he sets out to prove that their relationship never was a game to him… to convince Kayden to continue traveling love’s full circle.
Kayden inhaled the fresh air and mouth-watering scents of grilled hamburgers and fries wafting in from the cafes stretched along the 16th Street Mall.
“You choose the restaurant,” Liam said. “My treat.”
“How about Rockies? It’s only three blocks away.”
“Sounds perfect.” Kayden studied him while he donned a pair of black sunglasses he lifted out of the front pocket of his charcoal dress shirt. His shades conveyed a natural balance of sophistication and relaxation wrapped up in one handsome, manly package named Liam Pierce.
A wide grin tugged at his lips. “Shall we go?” Oh, geesh!
Why has he come searching for me? Kayden mused as they turned the corner off of Tremont Place onto 16th Street. If he intended to pick up where they left off, then he was sadly mistaken, because she was in no mood to play any more of his childish games.
That’s all she’d been to him. And when she hadn’t wanted to play, he’d simply thrown her out like an old, unwanted toy.
She glimpsed at him, remembering the day they broke up. She’d ridden home on her bicycle, the wind whisking away her falling tears as she pedaled past Huff Park, racing home to Calgary Street. In the solitude of her room, she’d hugged her favorite stuffed animal to her chest and stared out the window sobbing.
“Huh?” “We’re here,” Liam announced. “Are you all right?”
Kayden glanced at the painted mountain peaks on the sign. “Yes. I’m just hungry.” She mustered a smile and grasped the door handle.
“Please. Allow me.” His hand brushed her wrist as he opened the door.
She thanked him and hurried inside, tingling from his touch.
Cherry hails from the Great Lakes state of Michigan, where she lives with her husband and two adorably mischievous cats. She does most of her writing at night because she is not a morning person, and wholeheartedly agrees with the anonymous saying, “I could be a morning person, if morning happened around noon.” In addition to writing, Cherry has traveled overseas, exploring castles in Scotland, soaking in the sights of London, and gazing at the beautiful English countryside out a train car window. Closer to home, she’s gone dolphin watching and parasailing in Florida. Cherry’s husband is also an author, but he doesn’t share her love of football. Her favorite teams are the Michigan Wolverines and Denver Broncos. Go Blue! Mile High Salute! So, what’s better than watching football? Eating chocolate chip cookie dough during a game!