Published by Harlequin
Released on January 1, 2007
This was a sweet 40 page short that was more the conclusion of an already existing story for the main characters than the beginning. It was written in the present with the characters’ memories filling in the past so it was not difficult to follow the storyline.
Tom is a famous writer who has been ordered by his publisher to attend a writing workshop because he is losing touch with his female readers. He grudgingly journeys to the hotel and promptly back-ends his lovely Aston Martin into a sleek Porsche.
He gets the surprise of his life when the irate driver of said Porsche is his estranged wife, Mary, who now styles herself as Mollie, the famous reclusive writer who is giving the workshop.
Tom and Mollie have a checkered history in which their marriage did not much survive the filing of the marriage record. Her wealthy family interfered and the two were parted for five years with not a word.
The plot is quick and the characters naturally are not deeply developed, but that’s to be understood with such a short story offering. It was definitely a case of both parties being manipulated and lied too with this being their chance to set things right. Will they finally talk of the past and grasp their second opportunity for happiness is the prevailing question.
Sweet, short read to occupy your time in the doctor’s office waiting room or the pick-up line at the kids’ elementary school.