Reece: Thank you! I heard Jenna landed an interview, and I was surprised to receive your call too.
Devika: Reece, I’m curious to find out more about you. What do you do for a living?
Reece: Actually, I am a manager over at West Side Books in Denver. But I don’t want to be there forever. I’m hoping to finally go to college and take some business classes, figure out a plan for my life.
Reece: Interesting. What about your family background?
Jenna: I currently live with my mom. I guess I could afford to be on my own, but sometimes I think she really needs me. I’ve been the man of the house for a long time, at least since my deadbeat dad left us when I was a kid. Good riddance! But I would’ve done something about the way he hurt my mom.
Reece: I see. So how did you meet Jenna?
Reece: Oh, we were always inseparable, the ‘dynamic duo’, as our mothers liked to call us. At least until Jenna left to go to New York to find herself. But it’s hard to be apart from the one person who knows you best.
Devika: Wow. That sure makes for an interesting story. How did you know she’s the one?
Reece: I never realized it until after she was in New York. But I think I’ve always loved her in so many ways. I never got serious about the few girls I dated; the relationships just fizzled out. I believe that’s a sign. Plus, it’s not like I could overlook the fact that I was suddenly crazy attracted to Jenna.
Devika: Would you say there was a decisive moment in your life that made you who you are today?
Reece: Yeah, I’d like to think that witnessing everything my father put my mom through made me a better man. I know I would never do that to anyone.
Devika: Let’s talk about your dreams and goals in life.
Reece: Like I said, I have some plans. I’m gonna figure everything out, and then I’ll be worthy of Jenna.
Devika: Okay. And what is your greatest fear?
Reece: Losing Jenna for good. Even if she won’t have me, and we aren’t a thing, I can’t lose her as a friend.
Devika: Tell me, if you could have anything in the world, what would you wish for?
Reece: I think I’d be the happiest guy ever if I got hitched with Jenna. But I really don’t want to scare the poor girl off. I mean, we’re not even an ‘us’ yet.
Devika: I’d love to talk some more, but unfortunately our time is up. Thanks so much for stopping by. I can’t wait to see what adventures you’ll have in store for us in the future. *waves*
About the Book
Blurb for Directions of the Heart:
Embark on a remarkable journey of drama, romance, and passion...
In all of these amazing stories, there's one burning question...is love worth the risk?
Reece and Jenna are two childhood friends separated by time and distance. Can they find a way to heal their bond, or perhaps forge a new one?
Spurred by her friend’s close call, Victoria decides to take a risk and prove the lifestyle she led was her downfall. But as Tory sinks deeper into the tumultuous abyss of desire with the mysterious Rick, can she climb back out before it’s too late? Or does she even want to?
Struggling to run her family’s farm on her own, Sadie takes on a hired hand, Matt. As they grow closer, so does the danger. Someone wants her legacy. Can they combat this new threat, as well as the demons of the past, before Sadie loses everything, including her life?
A Touch of Dawn
Caitlyn thought she’d be in the dark forever. But with the light came Jack, the police consultant who found her. Can they take a journey of healing together, or will Caitlyn retreat into the darkness of her mind, where she lived for so long?
(CONTENT WARNING: With an abuse awareness theme in this collection, there may be triggers here for past trauma sufferers. However, HEAs are guaranteed.)
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About the Author
Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 22 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, dramatic fiction, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several multi-author anthologies. Her current series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Magick Series, The Blood at First Sight Series and The Code of Endhivar Series.
Amazon author page: Author.to/MarieLavender