Chalkboard Romance – Excerpts
Today, Melissa is sharing two excerpts from Chalkboard Romance, her steamy new love story. Enjoy! Remember to enter Melissa’s giveaway for a chance to win an ebook copy of Chalkboard Romance. Just click the link below.
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Lauren waved goodbye to her last student as he climbed into the back seat of his aunt’s car. A sad little guy. Sometimes she wanted to grab Todd and hold him close. He had lost his mother a few months back, and she worried about him. She gave another wave when Todd gazed with soulful eyes out the car window. She’d never met his dad but hoped someone watched over Todd. Her lips flattened. In her opinion famous reporters didn’t make good fathers. At least Todd’s dad certainly didn’t. Poor child, only the aunt brought him him to school or came to his events.
Heading down the hallway, she straightened her shoulders. “I’ll just continue to give Todd as much time and attention as I can at school.”
Todd’s withdrawn nature had affected the other children. Lauren’s heart squeezed tight. She understood all about loss. Now that her divorce was final. It was time to move on.
Lauren looked at the nameplate on the classroom door. Mrs. Fulton. Someone from custodial would need to change that. She smiled. Maybe after a few dozen reminders she’d get the kids to call her Miss Walsh now. A sigh escaped her lips as she dropped into her desk chair.
“Wait for the car to stop, Todd.” Lauren kept Todd safe close by.
The driver’s side door opened and out stepped the man from her late night sexual fantasies, Mac. Her mouth dropped open. What? Why is he here? Her mind raced with unanswered questions. Todd pulled his hand out of her grasp before running toward the car.
Mac only had eyes for his son. When Todd launched himself into his arms, he pulled him close, then looked up at the woman standing on the curb. As his gaze met hers, Mac’s eyes widened.
“Hello, again,” he said. His deep voice sent chills down her back. Lauren stood staring at the man she dreamed of each night.
“You’re Todd’s dad?” Her voice shook. Stunned, Lauren paused in shock.
“Dad, Dad, Dad…” Todd tugged on his dad’s arm. “Let’s go. I’m ready to go home.” Todd’s impatience was evident to everyone.
“I’ve been searching for you. I tried to find you. I even contacted Draikoh San. He wouldn’t tell me your full name or give me your number.” Mac took a step toward Lauren.
She couldn’t believe he’d thought of her too. “You did?” Maybe this was God’s way of telling her something. After all, she did say if they were meant to be…Lauren’s thought trailed off as she noticed Todd’s desperation.
“Dad…Dad…I want to leave.” Todd’s body shook. He jumped up and down trying to get his father’s attention.
“Just a moment, son.” Mac walked over toward Lauren with a purposeful stride.
Is he going to kiss me? Excitement over Mac’s body being this close to her took her breath away. She held her breath and closed her eyes. Please, please.
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I want to thank Melissa for being my guest author at Seasons of Love.
Tomorrow, I’ll be announcing the winner of her giveaway, plus sharing links on where to buy Chalkboard Romance and how to contact Melissa.
Thank you, again, Melissa Keir, for being my guest this week.