Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 27 January 2013
Realist, Dr. Carla Harris, believes that people create their own fate, through hard work and careful planning. She believes in playing things safe. But, while preparing for her upcoming nuptials sheís forced to confront the most reckless thing sheís ever done, her estranged husband, Jacob.
Idealist Jacob Moreau believes in soul mates, as much as he believes in saving endangered companies. When his long lost wife reenters his life seeking a divorce, he is convinced more than ever they are meant to be together. And he will doóand loseóanything to have her again.
She thought she had her life planned to perfection. He thought they made perfect sense together. Would marrying Jacob be the craziest thing she's ever done, or divorcing him?
“You shouldn’t be here.”
Jacob shut his eyes. “According to?”
The door pulled open, and there she stood. But that time, she wasn’t so smoothed down. In fact, she was barefoot and her long hair was tied in a bun on the top of her head. Her gray dress was wrinkled as if she’d been rolling around in the bed. His heart pounded. Beautiful didn’t begin to describe her.
“Your lawyer.” Her eyes lifted to meet his. Had she been crying?
“He doesn’t tell me where to be.”
She gazed passed his body, eyebrows slanted. “You should go.”
He didn’t step closer, though he desperately wanted to. Taking her in his arms was all he could think about. Especially if she was crying because of him. “What if I don’t want to?”
As her lips parted, he could see her deep sigh. She was tormented, and it was enough to make him steadfast in being there, while before he wasn’t sure why he ended up knocking on her door. Something had happened between them at his house, on the patio. He was more certain than ever.
She stepped aside, the hotel room coming in full view.
Stomach fluttering, he walked into the room. First thing he smelled was her vanilla perfume. The bed was unmade, pillows thrown. Clothes thrown over the wingback chair near the window. Shoes lined up near the dresser, though the flat ones she wore earlier were near the side table. He took it all in, remembering her hotel room from many years ago.
“I don’t know what else we can talk about, Jacob.”
He turned to her. The door shut with a loud snap. “Do we have to talk?”
Her eyes widened. “What else would we do?”
I have an idea.
Second Chance Romances
by Roe Valentine
What can I say about second chance romances? Well, I think they can be great. I actually know people who were high school sweethearts, broke up when they went to college and ended up happily married years later. I also know a couple who actually both had been married to other people and ended up together in their 40s! In these situations, I think the two people have gone out and experienced life and when they encountered each other again, it just clicked. That said, I think timing plays a big part in love. I have never had a second chance romance, though I’m sure there were times when wondered what happened to an ex. But, sometimes second chance romances are just repeats of the first go ‘round, which might not be so great. Especially when you are reminded why you broke up in the first place. I’m not expert on love, but maybe for a second chance romance to work, one or both of the people involved have to go through some major change. A person who was selfish might have become a parent or someone who is arrogant might have been humbled somehow, etc. All these things change a person, and maybe the change results in being compatible with a past love. So, I think a second chance romance can be the one that lasts a lifetime.
About the Author:
Roe Valentine was born into the right family. Not only does the name Valentine suit her, but her grandmother, unknowingly, introduced the young Ms. Valentine to her first romance novel. She hasnít read anything else since. She calls herself a romantic at heart and believes that love conquerors all.
The San Antonio native, who now lives in Houston, attempted to write her first contemporary romance novel when she was nineteen years old. That attempt didnít take, but her story has a happy ending. She kept pursuing the dream until she landed her first publishing contract. Almost Married is her debut novel.
When not busy writing or reading love stories, Roe can often be found in a yoga class or chatting with friends at her favorite coffee shop. Enjoying margaritas with some girl-talk isnít unusual for her either. For a night in, she watches reruns of her favorite TV shows and, of course, romantic comedies on her Roku, usually with a glass of wine.
Roe Valentine also LOVES talking to readers. You can contact her in the following ways:
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