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family meeting quick, bring Reese and Mom up to speed. “Hey there.” He glanced up to find Kami in the doorway. Her sleek black hair was twisted into a braid that ran the length of her back. His heart slammed against his ribs as he suddenly wondered what that mass of hair would look like if he reached over and loosed the band, setting it free. She propped one hip against the jamb and his throat turned to sandpaper. “Hey yourself.”

“Is that…?” “Yes. Coffee—just the way you like it.” “You’re an angel.” “Thank you.” She wiggled one shapely hip onto the edge of his desk. “Something change in the past week to put the reins on your…distaste for the nursery?”

“You look flustered.” “The books.” Wyatt tossed his reading glasses onto the desk, willing his pulse to find a normal cadence. Since he’d moved in next door to her two days ago, he’d been hard-pressed to keep his mind on anything else. The traitorous state of his heart was as annoying as a paper cut and putting a serious dent in his ability to accomplish anything of merit. The last thing he needed was for Kami to catch wind of his frazzled disposition. So he twisted in the chair and turned away from her, pinching the bridge of his nose between his fingers as a migraine threatened to take hold. “They’re like a code that’s impossible to crack.” “You’ll manage.” “That’s reassuring, coming from the very woman who her own meltdown just last week, while working on books for the pizzeria.” “That was different. I want to stay here, Wyatt, want to make my family’s business viable and watch it grow. I like what I do. You, on the other hand, seem to loath the nursery and just want to…leave.” “Loath? I wouldn’t go that far.” “Oh?” She crossed the room to place a thermos on his desk. “Fill me in, then.”

Mary Manners is an awardwinning romance writer who lives in the beautiful foothills of East Tennessee with her husband Tim and the cherished cats they’ve rescued from local animal shelters... Lucky and Gus. Mary writes romances of all lengths, from short stories to novels—something for everyone. Learn more about Mary at her website: www. MaryMannersRomance.com

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