Everything worth having takes time. In my case, it was taking forever. I met Emma outside her soon-to-be café covered in paint. The minute I saw her, I knew I had to have her. She was all that was good in the world. Always helping others, bright personality, beautiful even if she couldn’t see it herself. She gave me a chance, and I took it for granted. I never intended to stay in town for long, and by the time I realized what was important to me, she wanted nothing to do with me. Now I won’t stop until I convince her we are worth fighting for.
The first time I met Dex, I thought he was hitting on me in front of his girlfriend; turns out I was wrong. I wanted to hate him a little, but I couldn’t. He was sweet, attentive, handsome, and he made me smile. Except, I had a business to run, and I didn’t have time for a man in my life, especially when this was just a pit stop for him. He left town and life went on. Now my business is in trouble, and Dex is back asking for another chance, convinced he could make it all better. Can I trust him not to leave again?
This is a 45k Novella part of the Homecoming Series. Although, The Way Back Home can be read as a stand-alone reading is enhanced when reading the series in order.