Published by Defy the Dark on 2015-09-18
Length: 65 pages
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Five years after the death of his wife, Dr. Mitchem Taylor is ready to share his life with someone. Only one thing stands in the way of giving love a second chance--the strictly enforced "no dating" rule. A rule that pierces his heart every time he thinks about his university assistant, Cynthia. When a handsome man shows interest in her, Mitchem must choose between love for his career or love for his beautiful assistant.
Since the day she saw her boss, Mitchem, care for his son’s knee at a little league game, Cynthia Gold has been in love with him. Pining away over a love she can never have forces her to make a drastic change—a new job thousands of miles away. But can she walk away from her life she enjoys and a boy who’s like a son, or keep her heart bound to a man who may never love her.
Riverbend by Ciara Knight is the prequel to her new series by the same name. Set in a little town an hour or so away from Creekside (see her Sweetwater County series), Cynthia Gold came to Riverbend to make her dreams come true. But four years later, she’s ready to leave with a broken heart. Will the man she loves realize he loves her too or is time for her to leave it all behind?
This short story packs a big punch! Cynthia is a sweet character. She’s kind, loving, loyal, and has always been on the sidelines of Dr. Mitchem Taylor. As his assistant, she does everything she can to make life (personal and professional) easier for him. She’s even come to love his son Andy as her own. Yet she’s nursed her love for him for four years, waiting to see if he would love her in return.
Dr. Mitchem Taylor is a widower, still grieving the loss of his wife four years prior. He’s smart, kind, a bit shy, and without the push of his best friend wouldn’t look at Cynthia as datable. But once the idea is in his head, he knows he doesn’t want anyone else. His big problem is how best to communicate that and keep their jobs as it is against the rules for them to date.
Overall this is a short, clean romance. You could easily read this in one sitting. In just over 60 pages the author packs a lot of emotion. Yes friends, I teared up and cried just a little 😉 If you enjoy the author’s Sweetwater County series or you’re looking for a quick read for you weekend, I highly recommend this one.
Psst….this book is FREE on Amazon for a limited time!