Sometimes you have to allow for some change if you’re going to hold on to the one you love.
Mallory Hamel and Scott Preston had been best friends as kids. After Scott moved away with his family, Mallory hadn’t thought about him until a chance meeting in the hospital elevator brought him back into her life. Now as grown adults, Mallory finds herself not only enjoying Scott’s company and rediscovering their long lost friendship, but she also finds herself quickly falling for the young doctor. When she realizes that Scott feels the same way about her, she begins to wonder if it could realistically work between them. Scott was only in town to help in his mother’s care for the holidays, and his real life was far away from Harbor’s Head. Could they survive a long distance romance, or will the distance itself tear them apart? Even more, if a doctor is supposed to heal, could Scott mend their relationship, or in the end will he wind up breaking Mallory’s heart?
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“Wait Mal.” He said. Her heart began to pound as she slowly turned to him. She had to tell him they couldn’t do this, not now. He opened his mouth to say something to her, but it was drowned out by a soft rumbling. She soon felt something cold dusting across her forehead. They both looked up, and a pile of snow began to slide off one of the trees from above. Mallory quickly stepped back only to watch a shovelful of snow drop onto Scott's head. She covered her mouth watching it, and when it was all over, Scott lifted his head, and looked at her. She felt a rush of laughter bubble up inside of her and make its way to her lips. She quickly squelched it by putting both hands over her mouth, but it didn’t dash the sparkle in her eyes.
“Oh, you think this is funny?” He asked. She wasn't sure if he was amused, or really pissed off. He quickly ran his hand through his hair and the snow seemed to only want to fall in one direction, down his collar. A burst of laughter came from Mallory’s lips.
“I'll show you how funny this is.” He said, all at once grabbing after her. Mallory artfully dodged him and ran away toward the woods behind the shed. If she ran to the house with Scott in hot pursuit it would only cause more of a scene. This way, if she could just get him to burn off some steam off back here, she might be able to outrun him.
“Gotcha!” She heard him say as he quickly came up behind her.
Brooke is a tortured artist who began writing plays in the 3rd grade. After losing her muse as a teen, she struggled for years to write, but what came out on paper never aligned with what was in her heart. Finally, after being inspired by some old friends, her writing came to fruition which became her first published novel, Desperate Times, Second Chances.
Inspired by strong women who have a driven purpose and very little tolerance for bull, she enjoys exploring equality in relationships with broken characters who clearly have made past mistakes. Don't we all?
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