Genre: Contemporary Romance
Love happens when you least expect it.
Officer Cody Duncan gave up on love years ago. Or so he thought. He was content with his quiet solitary life, until a clumsy waitress spilled hot coffee on his pants and turned his world upside down. Suddenly, there’s a new heat in his life, filled with cravings for things he once pushed aside.
Lily Jenkins’ busy life as a single mom and primary caretaker for her elderly mother leaves little time for herself. Struggling to adjust to a new life in a small town, her focus is too easily derailed by the gorgeous man she accidentally spilled hot coffee on. Knowing she has too much already going on, Lily vows to keep Cody at a distance, even though she craves him in ways she never thought possible.
Their attempts at simple friendship continually fail as they soon discover an untamable fire between them whenever they are alone together.
Seeing a life he never imagined for himself, will Cody have the patience to wait for the woman of his dreams? Will Lily finally let go and give Cody the Keys to Her Heart?
As they walked back up the main road in town, Cody couldn’t shake the feeling Lily was holding back on him. From the outside, she seemed to have her life together. She was strong and confident, but something told him there was a story she wasn’t sharing. He wouldn’t push. If, and when, she was ready, he’d listen. He didn’t plan on going anywhere.
God, was he already thinking about the long haul with her? He was in trouble, and he hadn’t even kissed her yet. He’d definitely thought about it, though.
“You’ve been such a gentleman showing me around.” She tugged at the hem of her dress. Her hot, sexy, want-to-rip-it-off-her dress.
“Who better than me?” he flirted.
“I can’t think of anyone.” She stared at him. Her long red curls begged him to touch them. Were they as soft as they looked?
“We should do this again.” His heart raced as he waited for her response.
“Yes.” She stepped back a little, increasing the space between them. “My evening schedule is kind of hectic. So daytime is best for me.”
“I understand. You have your son to care for.”
Her gaze darted away and she sucked in her bottom lip. “Yeah. Speaking of which, he’ll be home before long, and I should be there to get him off the bus.”
He hated that their time together was ending. “Okay. Let me walk you to your car.”
“You don’t have to.”
“I want to.”
She gave him the cute little grin he found himself adoring already. Of course, she’d parked near Luigi’s, which had them to her car too quickly.
Lily leaned against the side and he could practically see the wheels turning in her head. Was she debating the kiss as much as he was? Oh yeah, he wanted to explore those sweet lips of hers, but not yet. Not until he could spend a good few minutes with her.
~About the Author~
Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. From the time she was a child she would slip away to write short stories about people she knew and fantasies she wished would happen. It has always been her dream to be a published author and with her two children now of school age, she finally has the time to work on making her dream come true.
Lacey lives in Georgia with her husband, son and daughter, their six cats and one black lab who rules the house.
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This story will pull you in from the very beginning. It was so funny from the very start when Lily, the waitress got very clumsy and spilled a hot cup of coffee on Officer Cody's pants! It didn't help that it was right in front of his sisters.
Lily has a lot going on in her life. Being a single mom and taking care of her sick mother keeps her very busy. Lily doesn't think she has room in her life for something else or someone else.
Officer Cody is pretty much set in his ways and ready to be alone. His work as an officer and his sisters keep him quite busy. He says he hates that his sisters come to him about everything and tell him way to much, but secretly I think he loves it.
Involving just the two people in a romance is hard enough, but involving a child, 2 nosy sisters, a mother and even the ex husband makes this story AMAZING!
Seeing the struggles between these two people and watching them try and get together is am amazing story. I read this book cover to cover and didn't put it down.
Lacey, thank you once again for such a wonderful wonderful book! I hope the Brookfield series goes on for a long long time.