Had she imagined the amusement in his voice?
“I…I meant … as in … it’s no hassle, as in I’m grateful you let me stay here. I can’t expect you to keep the other side empty because of …” She had no idea whether she was making it worse with stuttering some nonsense. What would he think of her? That she was already hooking up with another man? “Anyway,” she added in barely more than a whisper. “Thanks for checking in on me. I really appreciate it.”
“Hey Piper? You’ll get through this. I’m sure of it. There are better times ahead.”
She closed her eyes, holding back the tears. Yes, she deserved some better times. And not just better times, but good times. The image of her neighbour popped into her mind and a smile tugged at her lips.
“I live in hope,” she replied, as she thought of her breakfast invitation in the morning.
“Get some rest and we’ll catch up tomorrow afternoon.”
DECISIVE MOMENTS – NEW RELEASE …… BLURB
Can their new love survive the return of his past?
With his first year as a pro footballer behind him, ruckman Tyson Gaspaldi meets Katie while on a holiday in a small coastal town. Everything about her intrigues him, and he wants nothing more than to spend some time with her. Once she finds out how he earns his money, though, she hesitates to take whatever it is between them any further.
Katie Cassidy is still overwhelmed by the recent loss of her sister, but a chance encounter with Tyson stirs emotions and a love for life inside her again. However, when Tyson’s ex-girlfriend blindsides both of them, all of Katie’s childhood demons return and she pushes him away.
Will they be able to deal with the ghosts of their pasts and move forward for a chance of a life together?