Title: Long Walk Home
Author: Ellyn Oaksmith
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
Lola’s tired of not being taken seriously in the family winery business. She’s ready to break free from her sister’s iron rule, even if it means going behind her back to build the charming little cabins she’s been dreaming of for years. But when Lola’s troubled ex-boyfriend is hired by her contractor to build the cabins, it throws Lola into reverse. Can she resist Gus, who left town ten years ago without a word, or is she ready to give him a second chance?
Her heart was going a million miles an hour. Gus. Was. Here. His beard, unfairly, made him look even better. He had that whole mountain man thing going for him. As usual, the man wore a pair of Levi’s better than anyone had a right to. Her brain raced to place all the facts in some semblance of order. Half of her wanted to jump up and run to him. To wrap her arms around him, ask what had taken him so long, and to kiss him. Those kisses. Never in her life had Lola been kissed like that, before or since. Gus kissed every time as if it were their last. The other half of her wanted to slap his face, yell at him for never, ever calling her. Saying he was okay. She didn’t need to get back together back then. Just to know that she’d meant enough that he’d thought enough to call. Say something. Not leave her hanging. It was a death of sorts. She wanted to dash back down to the safety of Orchard House, to give herself time to think. To compose herself and remember that she wasn’t a callous kid. This was a job. Could he really be working here?
“Yeah. Small world.” Brilliant, Lola. Got any more banal cliches? Toughen the hell up. Gus Weaver was here, on their land, building her cabins. OMG. She needed a plan. She couldn’t just fall apart. She wouldn’t give him that. She wasn’t that kid waiting in a lobby for a guy who was never coming home. She was a grown-ass woman. This was her project. Hers.
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Ellyn Oaksmith is the USA Today and Kindle bestselling author of addictively fun love stories. She has never run a winery, been attacked by drones or nearly drowned someone but she loves putting her characters in challenging situations. Ellyn also enjoys chatting with readers on social media. Especially when she should be writing.
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