The Sweet, but Sexy
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Turquoise Morning Press
we chose to keep something to ourselves.
would cause too much pain—either to ourselves or someone we deeply care about.
fester. They bubble up like an infection in a wound, and make matters worse.
That’s Unspoken, Hailey leaves town early for college because she’s afraid
if she spends just one more day in Nate’s orbit, she’ll sacrifice her dreams to
stay with him in the small town they grew up in.
she’s driven to clear the air in hopes that they might find a second chance at
who is now a single parent.
divide caused by the words unspoken.
Lambert came home for the holidays to help her father. Instead, eight years
later, she is forced to face all that was left unspoken between her and high
school crush, Nate.
years, Hailey is back in Caseville Michigan. Just months after her mother’s
death, her siblings want to put their father in a nursing home and rent out the
family farm. If that wasn’t enough, the prospective tenant is Nate, the high
school crush she left behind the day after they acted on their mutual
school, Nate Jenkins planned to leave small town behind, but life dealt him a
different hand of cards to play. He’s now back in Caseville, raising his
daughter, and running his family’s diner. His daughter’s speech disorder has
been improved by therapeutic horse riding and if he can lease the old Lambert
farm, he can get her a horse of her own. The only standing in the way is
Hailey, the same woman who left him eight years ago without even saying
over all that’s unspoken between them?
she able to unclench her fists and let out the breath that had tightened her
chest. She’d seen Nate lingering around the edge of the counter with her plate
of pancakes in hand but didn’t want him to approach her now.
After a hesitation, he asked, “Can I sit for a minute?”
She heard it scrape against the old worn tile and could feel him just inches
away from her.
really liked him. It stinks, you know.”
and ignore the complications of the night they’d spent together. “I don’t think
he’s that bad. Jake and Kelly are overreacting.”
think that. Some days when I see him, he’s sharp as nails. Others….”
ID won out against the desire meet Nate’s stare. An eight-hundred number
flashed, twisting Hailey’s stomach into knots. Another bill collector wanting
to take the money she was trying to stretch just a little further, hoping to
get through a few more weeks. She hit the button to ignore the call.
property to stay the same,” Nate said. “I’ll take real good care of the place
and won’t change a thing. I love that farm the way it is.”
was cropped short like he was trying to beat-the-heat, even if the average
temperature this week was somewhere around ten degrees. Much shorter than he
wore it in high school. The neatly trimmed beard and mustache were new too.
cooking in her family’s kitchen, and then she realized it wouldn’t be her house
anymore. She’d be on the outside looking in. “It feels like everything is being
taken away from me.”
back. “It’s not like I’m stealing it. I’m going to pay you for it.”
fumbled for her wallet with trembling hands. “Everyone seems to think that just
because I don’t live here, I don’t have a voice, but you’re all wrong.” She
threw a twenty-dollar bill on the table. “I didn’t leave the planet, I moved to
New York. I didn’t abandon my family, but it feels like they think so. I’m sick
of being treated like an outside in my hometown, in my family home, in my own
grabbed her wrist. Looking back would weaken her resolve—Nate had always had
that effect on her—but she did it anyway.
with someone else. She couldn’t stand the thought of the two of them in her
living room without her.
pursued and claimed the future she’d always wanted.
been all she ever wanted, why was it tearing her in two to know Nate had gone
on with his life without her? It wasn’t as if she’d expected he wouldn’t. She
should be happy he was settled. Instead, it made her long for that place next
to him even more.
speech impossible. Instead, she headed for the door.
It’s what you do best!”
twisted back. “I what?”
life don’t come together like a neat little puzzle, you scatter them all around
you and stomp out of the room.”
voice. “That’s not what happened.”
just breezed out of town with no concern for those you left behind.”
father or her house anymore. This was about how she’d reacted eight years ago,
when the feelings got too real.
exhale. “I always have.”
Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, and four
canine kids. Her son, now on his own, is planning a wedding, reconfirming that
romance still lives and breathes.
When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance and
her husband spend the hours planning a cross-country motorcycle trip for the
not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups.
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