on August 1st, 2018
Calla Rose returned home to McKenna Springs to help save her family's business... The Yellow Rose... a ninety-year old Texas dance hall. She also came home to heal. Being a victim and finding her trust level in men damaged, she is determined to succeed in this one thing for her family and nothing is going to deter her from doing just that. Now even a green-eyed cowboy/mayor with heart-stopping smiles and kisses that threaten to thaw the ice around her heart.
Ty Conners wasn't looking for love. He had simply stopped in to welcome the latest business owner to town. But coming face to face with Calla Rose would prove an unforgettable experience in more ways than one and send his heart into a tailspin. Never a man to not face a challenge head-on, he prepared to get past the barricades she had erected between herself and the male population. But it was easier said than done, and just when he's within reach of her heart, a lie brings memories of pain and distrust and Calla's heart may be out of his reach for good.
“I think last night went very well. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.” Jaz stowed the overnight bag in the back of her car and shut the door. Then she turned to her sisters. Lily had already packed her things into her vehicle.
“Remember, I wrote out the recipe for the lasagna and placed it on the fridge for you to give to Darcy for me. The other cream pie is in the box on the bottom shelf of the fridge in its carrier. You need to drop it off to Ty today without fail. Okay?”
Calla stifled the need to roll her eyes as she listened for the fourth time to Lily’s reminders. “I’ve got it all memorized. I will do everything as instructed.”
“Funny how the pie carrier couldn’t be found last night when Ty was here, but it showed up on the pantry shelf this morning.” Jaz’s delivery was dry, no hint of irony. She levelled an innocent gaze in Lily’s direction. Lily returned it just as steady.
“These things happen sometimes.” Lily turned her attention back to Calla. “I told Ty you’d be dropping it by for him this morning. It needs to be refrigerated so…”
“Okay, already. I’ve got it, Lily,” Calla spoke up, stepping forward and wrapping her little sister in a quick hug… more to quiet her than anything else. “Enough about a silly pie. Just drive careful and I’ll see you on Thursday.”
“And I’ll see you both then, too.” Jaz stepped into their embraces next. She was the first to leave the drive with a wave of her hand out the window of her red convertible. Lily followed a couple minutes later in her small, pink VW. That left Calla to stare after them until they turned the corner and disappeared. A sigh escaped her. It was always a downer saying goodbye to her sisters after they had all been together for the weekend.
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