By Tara Andrews
Ever wish you had a fairy godmother? Someone to wave a magic wand and grant your heart’s desire? I’ve probably been watching too many of my daughter’s Disney movies, but seriously how awesome would that be?
I kind of think of Madame Eve as a bit fairy godmother-like, given her unique ability to find exactly what a person needs. And sometimes what a person needs is a second chance at a missed opportunity. I think we all have those what-ifs in our past that make us wonder. What if I hadn’t been too shy to talk to that guy? What if I did go on that trip? (Or, maybe that’s just me.)
In Long Overdue, Blake and Jill have a chance to explore their missed opportunity. They may have noticed each other back in college, but never did anything about it. Now 1Night Stand finally brings them together for an unexpected reunion.
“I think there’s been some sort of mistake,” she managed.
“But, we’re here. And I don’t think it’s a mistake.”
Of course, he’d be polite, while wondering what happened to the size zero, with extra-large breasts, he ordered. “I don’t know.” She shook her head and swore disappointment flashed across his face. “I’ll be honest; I am not comfortable.”
“And let me be honest. I’m looking forward to an evening with you.” Ooooh, smooth. Then again, she didn’t expect less, given his tabloid reputation. Still, her legs felt a little less stable.
She faced him. What really went on in his head? “You don’t find it strange that you know me?”
His killer smile set off butterflies in her belly and a warning bell in her mind. “No. In fact, it makes sense.”
“Why is that?”
“Because I used to wonder about you. A lot.”
Jill forgot to breathe. Forgot almost everything. Did he say…?
“Didn’t you ever wonder about me?”
Jill exhaled. “I’m taking the Fifth.” His smile grew. She shook her head, recognizing dangerous territory. “I’m still not sure.” Not sure she’d measured up. Not sure she’d survive with her heart intact.
“Stay for a drink.”
She wavered at his low-voiced offer. Dammit, he’d become even more handsome than she remembered.
In addition to her obsessive need to write, Tara Andrews spends her day managing half the business office for a community hospital. She lives in upstate New York with her wonderful, supportive husband and two children – who make everything worthwhile. If all that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she’s also a part time student. Tara’s a procrastinator (advanced-level) who likes to spend every spare moment reading – even those moments that shouldn’t be spare.