Title: Planting the Seeds of Love: A Novella
Author: N. N. Light
Genre: New Adult Romance, Sweet Romance
The day her grandfather died, Sally’s life changed forever.
Twenty-Two-year-old Sally Rayton returns to the family farm she deserted four years ago to bury her grandfather. Her plan: to settle her grandfather’s estate and return to her life in the city with her boyfriend, Trevor Mattson.
Her childhood friend, Jack Smith, has other ideas.
Jack convinces Sally to transform the farm into a brewery and fulfill her grandfather’s dream while keeping the Rayton Farm in the family. Sally works side-by-side with Jack while Trevor is hundreds of miles away in the city. The more time she spends with Jack, the stronger her feelings are for him. Sally’s torn between her new feelings for her best friend, Jack and her boyfriend, Trevor.
When Trevor shows up to propose to Sally right before Christmas and finds her in Jack’s embrace, she’s unsure which man she loves. Will it be her best friend and farmer, Jack, or will it be rich, successful Trevor? City or Country… only Sally’s heart knows what’s right and true.
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Jack took a step back letting go of her pinky. He crossed his arms; his eyes glittered angrily.
"You love me?" He snorted. "You don't even know I exist."
Sally's nostrils flared. Taking a step back, she crossed her arms.
"That's a fine thing to say to me after all we've been through." She turned to leave. "Maybe Trevor's right..."
"What?" Jack sat down on the cot, not looking at her. "What did Trevor tell you?"
"Trevor has a buyer for the farm. It's a friend of his father's and he loves the idea of a brewery out here in the country. He wants to add a restaurant and make it some sort of oasis for city folk." She ran her fingers through her blonde hair.
"A buyer?" He put his head in his hands and sighed. "It's too fast."
"What are you talking about?" She looked down at her watch, wishing she hadn't come. Her sister was right; men were nothing but trouble.
"Look, I know I've messed things up." He stood and walked towards her. "But you've got to give the farm and me a second chance." He extended his hand through the bars.
Sally's emotions shook her body. Guilt, love, pain, regret, anger and hope battled for supremacy in her heart. She eyed his outstretched hand warily. Could she trust him? Could he be depended upon?
"Why should I give you another chance, Jack?" She let her arms fall to her sides. A force not her own pulled her body closer to his. She whispered, "You hurt me." Tears welled up but she didn't care.
He reached up and wiped her tears away.
"Oh Sally," he whispered, his voice cracking with emotion.
Her lower lip quivered.
"I'm so sorry. I'm a first-class jerk." He cupped her face with his hands. "Please don't cry."
Sally closed her eyes. She felt like a tiny dingy in the middle of the ocean, battered and torn in pieces. She leaned her head against the bars.
"Your opinion matters most, it always has. When you say things like you just did, it tears me apart." She lifted her head. "I need you, Jack. I can't do this without you."
Jack exhaled slowly.
"That wasn't me; it was my jealousy rearing its ugly head."
"What do you mean? What do you have to be jealous of?" Her brows furrowed, she thought hard.
“I’m jealous of how happy you seem to be with Trevor,” he replied.
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Mr. N: Spring Training baseball. It could be the coldest winter on record, and I’d watch baseball being played in warm climates and feel like it’s summer. But this year, that is shot to hell, so I guess I’ll snuggle up with Mrs. N and watch Ken Burns Baseball instead.
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"I don't usually read romance novellas (or romance in general, call me hard-hearted if you want to), but this is a sweet coming of age novel which makes you wish too could come back home." - Author Ann M. Noser
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