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Falling for the Innkeeper By Meghann Whistler
Inspirational Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 224 Pages
July 21, 2020 by Love Inspired
She’s the home he never expected to find.
A battle for a charming Cape Cod inn… But what happens when romance checks in?
Single mom Laura Lessoway won’t accept her mother’s plan of selling her late grandmother’s inn without a fight. But when big-city attorney Jonathan Masters arrives to arrange an offer from his client, she’s drawn to him. And working together as he helps with repairs only brings them closer. With his career and her home on the line, can they ever find common ground?
Jonathan tried to go back to his own work, but he couldn’t focus. “Your ex. He’s not very involved?”
“More like he’s not involved at all. He hasn’t even met Emma in person, you know.”
“What?” He felt something hot and fierce tear through him, outraged on her behalf. “How is that even possible?”
Laura shrugged. “He cheated on me with one of his law firm partners while we were still married. She got transferred to the West Coast before Emma was born and—poof—he was gone.”
Jonathan scraped a hand down his face. “You’re better off without him. You know that, right?”
Her lips quirked up, almost as though she was trying not to laugh at him. “I know.”
Something uncomfortable occurred to him. “He was a lawyer?”
“I was wondering if you’d catch that.” There was more of that secret amusement in her eyes.
“What kind of lawyer?” He was suddenly very worried that he knew this guy.
She laughed, but it sounded flat. “Divorce lawyer.”
He scrubbed a hand over his face again. This just got worse and worse. “Please tell me he pays you child support.”
“He does,” Laura said slowly. “I don’t use any of it, though. I put it all in Emma’s college fund.”
She shook her head. “We were married for less than a year.”
“But you left school for this guy,” he protested.
“I left school for my daughter,” she corrected him vehemently.
He nodded. “Where’d he go to law school?”
He felt some relief that it wasn’t Harvard, but pressed on anyway. “Name?”
She lifted an eyebrow. “Does it matter?”
“I want to make sure I don’t know him.”
She touched the back of his hand, and he sucked in a breath at the unexpected contact, feeling like a schoolboy again. Since when did the casual touch of a woman’s hand affect him like that? It was odd, and a little bit thrilling, all at the same time.
“I don’t think you know him,” Laura said. “You’ve got Ivy League written all over you. You probably went to Harvard or Princeton or Yale, right?”
He nodded. “Harvard.”
“See? You’d never slum it with some awful divorce lawyer from BU.”
She was definitely laughing at him now, and he should be annoyed at her assumption that he was a snob, but he found he couldn’t let this go. “He’s giving all lawyers a bad name.”
She smiled, and this time it looked genuine. “Then make it up to me. Show me you’re not all the unethical, morally bankrupt people I think you are.”
“All right.” He held out his hand so they could shake on it. “Challenge accepted.”
She laughed. “For real?”
“For real,” he repeated, waggling his hand.
She put her hand in his and shook it. “Okay, Harvard. Enlighten me.”
About the Author
Meghann Whistler writes sweet, clean contemporary Christian romance novels that WON’T make your grandmother blush. A hopeless romantic who met her husband on a blind date, Meghann recently left her marketing career to pursue her lifelong passion of writing sweet, hopeful stories that demonstrate the power of love and grace. Before settling down with her rocket scientist husband and raising three rambunctious boys, she earned a B.A. in English from Amherst College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College. She loves to hear from her readers, who can reach her at http://www.meghannwhistler.com.
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