Recently divorced at a time when most women are enjoying their children being grown, Anne Harrison finds her life in chaos. At the urging of her forever-friend Kat, Anne moves back to Seattle, her childhood home, to get back her former confidence and make a fresh start.
Confident, creative, and a successful businessman, Geoffrey Quinn has depths not immediately apparent to those who come into contact with that cocky, devilishly handsome exterior.
The last thing either is looking for is a relationship. Anne finds Geoff highly irritating (and young!) at best, while Geoffrey finds her magnetic and wise. To his amusement, she futilely attempts to dismiss him each time they cross paths, and sparks fly.
Watch as this seemingly unsuitable, disparate duo lights a fiery, compelling attraction neither sees coming. But who will get burned?
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Geoff was right–once we returned to Seattle it was almost a week before I heard from him. When he did call it was merely to check in and see what I was up to. His new project he said would consume him for the next couple of weeks until he was ready to begin his mockup. I took that as a hint to drop by his studio/gallery. Geoff’s studio/gallery was in the same building as Tom’s PR firm so Friday afternoon I decided to pay Geoff a visit.
I walked inside his gallery and found him walking through the space. He looked like a deer in the headlights. He looked up, saw me and walked toward me shaking his head.
“I hope you don’t mind,” I started, seeing he was shaking his head and had somewhat of a scowl on his face. “I wasn’t busy and thought I’d pop in and check on you.”
“No, please Anne, feel free to stop in anytime,” he replied was he walked up to me and placed his hands on my shoulders as he kissed me. “I just realized that my gallery party is scheduled for tomorrow evening and I haven’t done a thing to prepare for it. I’ve been so busy with this new piece I completely lost track of time.”
“Come on, let’s go sit down. You can tell me what you needs done and I’ll help you.”
“I can’t possibly ask you to do that.”
“You can and you will. Now let’s make a list of what needs to be done.”
He led me by the hand towards a desk in a corner of his gallery. I sat in the chair placed next to the desk as he sat behind it looking for paper and a pen. We went over a list of guests who would definitely be coming and then on to what he wanted to serve. I got my phone out and began to call Kat.
“Whom are you calling?” He asked not looking up from his list.
“Kat. She can at least help us estimate how much wine you’ll need.”
I was actually surprised that he had not been more organized for this event. This wasn’t like him. I smiled to myself as I realized I might be a slight distraction to his usually orderly life.
Kat was surprised too, but didn’t flinch when I started asking her questions. Then she came up with an idea and had me give Geoff the phone. All I heard was his grunting to her questions or short answers.
“Seems I’m coming over to Kat’s for dinner this evening so we can all discuss my lack of preparation for this event.”
“Don’t worry, we’ll get you through this.” I replied taking his hand.
“I have no doubt you will. Come,” He said getting up and leading me toward the back, “I want to show you how I do what I do.”
We walked to the back. I saw a ton of drawings taped to the walls and on a large flat surface. There was also a large hunk of clay covered by plastic. It amazed my senses at the detail involved in a project such as this.
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I really enjoyed this story; the main character Anne, could’ve been any woman in America. She worked hard all of her life & always put money aside for when she retired. Unfortunately, her husband became addicted to Meth, which is a drug that is ravishing people all over the country.
Anne, finally gets to the place where she has had enough of her husband’s addiction; her best friend come to visit Anne in Georgia, and is able to convince her to spend a weekend in Seattle relaxing with her.
Anne, is persuaded to move out West with her life long best friend. As things begin to heat up for Kat career-wise, things begin to heat up in the love department as well.