HOPING FOR MORE, contemporary romance novella by Shawna Delacorte, is part of the Deerbourne Inn series from The Wild Rose Press
As soon as Gene entered the library, he came to an abrupt halt. His anticipation crashed. Sitting next to Wynne’s desk, engaged in animated conversation…Rand Kincaid. She had introduced him to Rand nearly a year ago. He had driven to Willow Springs on a Saturday morning to surprise her, but the surprise turned out to be on him. She had claimed Rand was a longtime friend who periodically came to Willow Springs on business. Rand had left town a couple of hours later, but she had mentioned him on several occasions since then. Another time, when he had casually asked her about Rand and what he did for a living, she became vague and quickly changed the subject.
Gene tried to convince himself that Randall Kincaid was none of his business. He didn’t have the right to pursue the subject or pry into her personal life. But that didn’t keep him from speculating about the true nature of her relationship with Rand, if they actually had a connection other than friends, and how that related to his own association with her, an association he had finally realized he wanted to seriously pursue and explore to the fullest.
Rand leaned forward and placed a quick kiss on Wynne’s cheek, then headed toward the door. Resentment rippled through Gene. He quickly shoved it away as inappropriate, but the feeling refused to totally disappear.
Dr. Daniel Eugene Stevenson, Jr., professor of history at the University of Vermont, is a popular guest speaker at the Willow Springs Community Center. But that’s not the only reason he keeps returning to the small town. He’s strongly attracted to the assistant librarian who coordinates the programs. So far, they’ve been good friends, but his upcoming scheduled talk provides the perfect opportunity to take their friendship to a serious commitment. He’s just not sure if the other man he’s seen her with is only a friend or someone special in her life.
Wynne Buchanan is looking forward to a certain shy professor’s community center presentation about a murder committed in Willow Springs almost a century ago. Their friendship these past four years has meant the world to her, but every time she thinks they’re moving toward a serious relationship, he pulls away. She’s determined to find out why during his upcoming visit, because she’s hoping for more…so much more.
HOPING FOR MORE by Shawna Delacorte, contemporary romance novella, is part of the Deerbourne Inn series from The Wild Rose Press www.thewildrosepress.com
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