ABBY’ S PROMISE
by Rebekah Dodson
Free on KU
Releasing on 24th July 2018 via Happy Ever After Publishing
Link – http://geni.us/Bz21WA
He walked out of my life eight years ago, and for the first couple of years, I wrote him faithfully.
Then life happened, and we lost track of each other. Now he’s back; appearing one day on campus and sweeping me off my feet. He looks the same—rough stubble on his square jaw, broody brown eyes, thick brows that always lifted when I made him laugh. My Jo-Jo has come home after eight years in Afghanistan.
She looks the same as I remember her in high school, but now she’s all woman—sophisticated, educated, and just as curvy as ever. And now she’s a professor, and I’m falling for her all over again like I did at senior prom. War screwed me up, but every day Abby was my saving grace.
She promised one day she’d never let me go, made me promise I’d come back to her. I’ve come back to claim that promise. There’s just one problem: Abby’s moved on. How will I convince the love of my life that a day never went by without her on my mind?
My name is Joey Harrison, and I thought coming home would be easy. Starting over after the Marines and starting college has been a bit of a challenge. Through it all, there was one person I can’t stop thinking about: the beautiful, voluptuous, intelligent Abby Jameson. She promised one day she’d never let me go, made me promise I’d come back to her. Now, I’ve come back to claim that promise. There’s just one problem: Abby’s moved on. How will I convince the love of my life that a day never went by without her on my mind?
Neither of us wanted to get out of the truck. I don’t think either of us wanted to be alone. And we were both too scared to say it.
Abby sighed and handed me our previously untouched lunch. “Enjoy it,” she said sadly, and I noticed she was clutching that damn teddy bear. I’d seen a silly fool to give it to her with that cheesy pick up line: Your desk one looked lonely.
What had I been thinking?
God, Abby looked beautiful sitting next to me, with the sunlight over the back of her house barely highlighting her blond waves and the round curve of her cheek. I’d spent a great deal of the day staring at her. For the first time since she walked into my classroom, I realized she’d gained a bit of weight since high school—since she had Zoey, I assumed. She was even sexier than I remembered. Despite all the shit she’d been through, she didn’t deserve to be treated the way they treated her. They clearly didn’t know the girl I did.
I’d seen a lot of things in the Marines, stuff I couldn’t forget. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to get it out of my head, the kind that haunts you at night like a monster that hangs out by your bed and doesn’t want to leave. But this moment, her, me, all of it? I’d relive it all again if it meant having her by my side. If it meant her promise was true.
She turned and stared at me, her hand frozen on the door handle, that damn lip tucked between her bottom teeth. “Do you want to come in?”
About the Author:
Rebekah Dodson is a prolific word weaver of romance, fantasy, and science fiction novels. Her works include the series Postcards from Paris, The Surrogate, The Curse of Lanval series, several stand alone novels, and her upcoming YA novel, Clock City. She has been writing her whole life, with her first published work of historical fiction with 4H Clubs of America at the age of 12, and poetry at the age of 16 with the National Poetry Society. With an extensive academic background including education, history, psychology and English, she currently works as a college professor by day and a writer by night.
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