"It wasn't supposed to be like this!" has become the mantra in Jennifer Quinn's head since her recent divorce. She was too old to be here...to be single. Melancholy and unsure about anything Jennifer takes her long time friend Niki's advice and gets back to her roots...in Seattle. There she hopes to connect with that long ago girl from her childhood and find her confidence again.
Devilishly handsome, arrogant, and cocky Noel Burns is a man of success. He's also a man of layers and most people can't get past what he portrays. No one until Jennifer.
The last thing either of these people is looking for is a relationship. Jennifer finds Noel highly irritating (and young!) at his best, while Noel finds her magnetic and wise.
Seemingly unsuitable and unplanned attractions lights a fiery passion this duo never expected.
Will they throw caution to the wind? Will they take a chance on passion?
“You’re always in a hurry, Ms. Jennifer Quinn.” She heard his English accent boom from behind her as she walked toward her car. “Why is that?”
She spun to face him and almost bumped right into him. Damn, why couldn’t he be some bald, fat guy instead of this hunk standing in front of me? “I didn’t realize I was."
“Yes, I think you do. Does it perhaps have something to do with me?” There it was again. That tone of arrogance creeping through.
“You wish,” she replied, quickly turning herself back around.
She heard him chuckle. “Could I interest you in lunch?”
“I don’t think so, but thanks for asking.”
“Oh come on, Jennifer. It isn’t like I’m asking you out on a date. It’s only lunch.”
“No, really Noel, I can’t. Not today. I’m going to meet my sister. She’s just in town for the week-end, and I haven’t seen her since I moved back.”
“Very well, a rain check then, for dinner, say this coming Friday evening?”
“That would be fine. Thank you. Call me with details, okay?” She arrived at her car grateful to be able to leave.
Noel opened her door. “Friday, it is. I’ll call you tomorrow. Enjoy your lunch with your sister.”
Jennifer knew he was watching as she drove off, catching his figure in her rearview mirror. Why is he always laughing? Is it me?
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