Thank you for stopping by. Today’s snippet moves into Emily’s POV.
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Inside, she said goodbye and walked to the front of the house. Connor followed her to the door, but before he opened it, he asked quietly, “How long does he have?”
She met his gaze. He still had those beautiful chocolate brown eyes he’d had as a boy. He wore his hair shorter these days, with the very first few grey hairs. Life couldn’t have been all that easy on him. Although he had his father’s rugged looks, everything in his appearance screamed money. The clothes, his watch, the way he moved, and the English accent was clean as well. The stubble on his face was the only thing that showed neglect, but she assumed that was still a leftover from the travel.
A small sigh escaped her when she noticed that her girl crush was still in full swing. Although it shouldn’t have been. After all, he’d been on her mind often, at least while going out with a man. She rolled her eyes at herself at the idea of comparing her date with a six-year-old boy. No wonder she’d still been single.
“The doctors have given him six months, but he’s very stubborn and doesn’t take his medication.” She hitched a shoulder. “I suppose any time.”
“I appreciate you looking after him,” he said.
“We’re all looking after him. He’s been good to us all those years. We’re simply returning what was given.”
When Connor Walsh, a business lawyer in London, receives news that his estranged father is terminally ill, he returns to Fermosa Bay, a little coastal town in Australia. With the memories of his childhood years tucked away in the back of his mind, he finds his father and kindergarten friends rallying around to remind him of the past. But he’s unprepared for the growing attraction he feels for Emily, and it doesn’t take long for Connor to feel regret that his life could have been so much different.
Emily Bradshaw has waited for over twenty years to see Connor again. And although he can’t remember her, let alone their first kiss, her childhood crush is still in full swing. Eager to pick up where they left off as children, she’s determined to enjoy the short time he is in Fermosa Bay, accepting her heart will break when he returns to his life in London.
Will the echoes of the past lure him into staying in Fermosa Bay?
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9 thoughts on “#MFRWHooks “How long does he have?” #Romance #Mustread #reading”
You’re going along, setting a nice romantic mood then wham. You hit us between the eyes. I like it.
Thank you, Ed 😀
“How Long does he have?” I hope her comment at the end opens his eyes a bit and triggers memories.
Yes, he doesn’t have much time to catch up on his childhood. Thanks for stopping by, Jan.
He’s really stepped over the threshold and into wonderland here. Interesting to see what he does next.
Thank you, Kayelle. Yes, it’s a lot to take in for him
I love the cover, Iris. And Emily seems like a very fun person to write about; a little snarky, a little self-deprecating, and worried about her childhood friend (and girl crush). I want to see what happens next!
Thank you Barb for stopping by. And thanks re the cover. I have to admit, Echoes is one of my favourite stories i have written so far, so I’m glad you liked today’s little snippet.
You are most welcome! 🙂