TITLE: Coming Home
GENRE: Contemporary Romance “R” heat rating
FORMAT: ebook - pdf, print (Lulu)
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As startling details of her parents’ tragic romance come to light, Christine now suspects she was deceived by Andrea and is determined to return home and win James back. Only James seems to hate her now. She’d known that it wouldn’t be easy. She’d hurt him deeply by leaving. But she believed that somehow he’d forgive her and they would finally be together. Why did he have such a bad opinion of her? And what was she going to do to make him see that he was wrong?
James Buchanan was devastated when his fiancée deserted him. He had thought they would be together forever. But he’d been wrong. Christine didn’t care about him. She didn’t care about anyone but herself. If she had, she’d never have left him to pursue her career. But what really bothered him was how he’d been so wrong about her. Christine had been sweet and loving to him, but the way she treated her sister was just awful. Andrea, who was alone and pregnant, had needed Christine’s love, understanding and support. All Christine could do was condemn her for her mistakes and leave her to fend for herself. How could he have ever loved someone who could treat her own sister that way? And what was he going to do now that she was back.
The night security man greeted her warmly as Christine entered the building. She felt a pang of regret for not even acknowledging the man as she rushed past him on her way toward the row of elevators located at the far end of the lobby. She stabbed the call button and waited anxiously for the elevator to arrive. I need to speak to James now. I need him to reassure me that things Andrea said today are not true. James loves you, she told herself fiercely. Andrea is lying. She has to be.
All right, so things aren't that great between us right now, she acknowledged ruefully. They haven't been for a while. Not since that horrible argument between us after his trip to California. There's so much tension when we're together and James is so distant, downright cold at times. We haven't made love in weeks, her mind tormented further. It doesn't mean he's in love with Andrea, she denied furiously.
The elevator arrived and she stepped in. As it moved upward her mind drifted back to the conversation she'd had with Andrea, her sister, earlier that day. `He loves me now. You had your chance but you were too focused on your career... James is a fabulous lover. He made passionate love to me when we were at that conference in California, he couldn't help himself,' she had delighted in saying. James is the father of my baby.
No! Her mind screamed again in denial. Until you hear it straight from James you can't believe anything she says. You know she would do anything to split us up.
The elevator car stopped and the doors opened on the top floor. Christine took a deep breath and stepped out. James's office was just down the hall to the left.
She could hear muffled sounds coming from his office as she approached and paused just before she reached the door. Who was in there with him at this time of night? It was late; well after ten o'clock.
"Its okay, Andrea. Don't worry. Everything is going to be okay," he said.
Christine stepped into the open doorway and froze in horror. Andrea was in James' arms, sobbing. He was holding her—so close—she acknowledged painfully as tears welled in her eyes.
"I am not going to let you go through this alone. I'll be there for you every step of the way. You can count on me, Andrea. I promise."
"What about Christine?" Andrea cried.
"I will deal with Christine," James said with chilling finality, and then lifted Andrea's head from where it rested on his chest and gave her a gentle kiss. "I promise, Andrea. I will be there for you. I won't let you down."
Christine gasped. James looked up. Their eyes collided and Christine knew the truth. She turned and ran as if all the demons of hell chasing her.
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