Hi everyone –
I’m sharing another snippet from FRESH BEGINNINGS,
a story this is mainly set in the USA and follows our itinerary
when we travelled through five States in a motorhome a few years ago.
Today’s snippet is in Ivy’s POV.
This week’s Hook …
Ivy Bennett stormed into the back of the trailer. She’d had enough. More than enough. For the last five years, she’d lived in this small, forsaken place outside Las Vegas, surviving on the edge of existence. Her job as a waitress at the local bar paid well, but it was hard-earned money, and she was sick of her boyfriend drinking away almost every penny.
Her eyes narrowed furiously. “I’m leaving, Dylan. I need more than this.” She waved her hand around the inside of the trailer. To her, it wasn’t a home. It was a very long room with a double bed at one end, a small kitchen at the other, and a sitting area and bathroom in between. “I deserve more than this,” she added with emphasis.
“Honey,” Dylan said gently as he reached out for her. “Let’s talk about this.” With a hardly noticeable move, he chucked the can of beer in the bin. “I’m having a bit of a low, but I need you to get through this.”
Jared Fraser from Hobart, Australia, embarks on a journey in a motorhome down the legendary American Route 66. Yet, his travels take a couple of unexpected turns from his initial plans. One of which is meeting Ivy, a beautiful hitchhiker. As they spend time together, she captivates Jared and stirs long-dormant emotions within him.
Having recently made the difficult decision to leave her boyfriend, Ivy Bennett is determined start over and find her own happiness. When she unexpectedly crosses paths with Jared, their meeting sets off a chain of events that will test them both in unforeseen ways.
While on this journey, can they both find the strength to let go of their pasts and embrace the possibility of a fresh beginning.