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Never trust other women… lesson learned

Oct 14, 2016 Part 8

Weight: 119

Ate: a blueberry scone that still sat in my full belly

Drank: nothing else

Sex: Maybe not tonight

I returned with my blueberry scone to my two old friends who were still talking. I overheard them whisper my name though and my skin grew prickly. My hair stood on its ends and I sighed, interrupting the two of them and asked, “What about me and Peter, Victoria?”

Vicki’s dewy perfectly white face with clear blue eyes made her the ‘All American’ pin up, as she dropped Alice’s hand and her face turned red with her blush as she said, “Jennifer, I love my brother, and I want you both to find your happiness.”

So I clearly can’t depend on friendship. Not with these two. Got it. My pulse raced and my voice went up up an octave as I spun on my heels away from them. “You don’t know anything.”

Customers tried to pass them in the book store. I headed to the door and hoped to get air.

As I made it to the door, I glanced across the street and saw the Italian man, Mr. Charming. He was eating breakfast in one of those cafes.

Vicki and Alice tugged on my arm and I turned toward the two women. Alice then said, “I thought we came here today to see this store Vicki wants to open.”

Fine. I ignored the zap in my veins that wanted to lash out and pasted a smile on my face. Vicki was Peter’s beloved little sister.

Vicki took a minute to scan the street, probably for whoever followed her and then said, “Okay, I think the coast is clear.”

As we stepped out I saw the dark haired Mr. Charming. He stared at me as we headed down the street. Alice joked, “You sound like your brother, the FBI agent, with that sentence.”

Wait. I stopped and spoke in unison with Vicki as I asked, “John was in the FBI?”

I hadn’t thought John Morgan would do Rafe’s original dream in high school before he ended up on Miami PD to stay and keep his family safe.

My mind buzzed. I needed to call him already, but then Alice with her blush said, “You didn’t know? Vicki, he’s your brother.”

Maybe John would have been an easier mark. Either way I loved Peter. He was my reason for living. So I kept my mouth shut as Vicki said, “I love my family. But I’ve been M.I.A. for a while now.”

Right. I shrugged my shoulder and added, “Peter never said anything.”

Alice then gave me a hard stare and then quipped, “‘Friends with benefits’ doesn’t exactly inspire communication.”

Clearly we weren’t going to be friends. Got it. My skin buzzed like she’d slapped me. I rolled my shoulders like I would playing one of my diva characters and said, “Like you have any answers, Alice. I don’t remember anyone ever finding you the least bit interesting.”

Vicki crossed her arms and turned toward me. “You’re both my friends, so stop that.”

And Alice was clearly the preferred friend right now. I kept my mouth shut as Alice said, “Okay, let’s go.”

High school was a long time ago. I shook my head, but said nothing else. Instead all three of us walked outside and a few minutes later, they stood in front of an empty building on the Miracle Mile. Alice asked, “Is this where you want your shop?”

My mind raced. Tomorrow I needed to film scenes and tonight I’d run lines.

I practiced how I’d personally used the stage for movement in my mind as Vicki smiled at us and nodded her head. As Vicki just stared in an empty window, I shrugged. “I don’t get what you want a shop for.”

Alice opened the door for them to go inside as she said, “This place has potential, Vicki. All the brides will want to come to you.”

Brides? Wait Vicki wanted to open a shop. Wasn’t that middle class of her? Huh?

“Come.” Vicki rifled through her pocketbook and found a key. She unlocked the door and as she threw it open to the sunshine of the morning, she said, “I bought this place yesterday to be the base of my fashion empire. The address is perfect.”

Empire. That made more sense. 

The Morgan were the House of Morgan and I intended to be Queen of the universe.

I needed to find Ms. Bad Underwear and get rid of her. Then I’d tie Peter to me, forever. Mr. Charming back there didn’t matter. The three walked inside, and Vicki locked the door right behind them. 

I’d continue this pretend friendship, work on my telenovela lines, call my agents for movie gigs and work until I earned my diamond tiara. Then I’d be set for life and no one would stop me. Ever.

The House of Morgan

The House of Morgan

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For some, joining the FBI is a long-term goal. For billionaire John Morgan, joining the Bureau is a stepping stone to proving his father is culpable for his sister’s death. After his estranged father dies, John is forced to return home and face the ghosts of his past. But that proves to be more difficult than he ever imagined.

After losing her best friend under inexplicable circumstances, Alice Collins’ world view shifts until her small town sensibilities convinced her to attend Mr. Morgan’s funeral. Soon, the past and the present collide, and Alice is caught in the crosshairs. But when John comes to her aid, it only serves to complicate matters for both of them.

Can a handsome billionaire on a vendetta fall for a small town girl…or does he have something else in mind?

Fans of Jackie Collins, Danielle Steele, and Bella Andre are addicted to this sweet contemporary romance series! 

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Friends don’t know everything

Oct 14, 2016 Part 8

Weight: 119

Ate: a blueberry scone

Drank: latte

Sex: No, not yet…

My stomach grumbled again, but I sealed my lips. The heart should go to the best possible choice, but I’d not explain all of that to either of them. Vicki grew up richer than anyone, and Alice’s family farm bred different values than Jennifer might ever have. 

Alice picked up a book and pretended to read the back blurb which meant she didn’t want their opinions either. So maybe they had something in common as I didn’t want others in my life either. Vicki’s blue eyes seemed wide and she waited. Finally Alice said, “I want both. For years, I’ve told myself everything will be better when I move out on my own. It’s time I do that. Today my condo is ready for me to move in. I ordered the furniture and the moving trucks months ago. All I have to do is pick up my key and walk in the door.”

My stomach growled and I wished for that scone, but I tapped my foot and stared at Alice as I asked, “So how does John factor in?”

Alice’s blush grew as she met Vicki’s gaze. She put the book back and let out a long sigh. “I’d like to see him.”

Or marry him. John was a Morgan and had an inheritance any smart woman would secure as her own so I didn’t blink as I asked, “That’s it?”

Alice’s eyes seemed moist. Was she going to cry? I stilled as she met Vicki’s gaze and said, “John doesn’t love me.”

Love? Seriously? That was a stupid thing. What mattered more was money enough to never have to worry about anything else.

However Vicki smiled and I pressed my lips together, refusing to say a word as Vicki said, “I don’t believe it.”

What? Seriously? Did they all live on a different planet? But then again, in any show she was on, she’d played the young innocent who swore true love existed. Alice then shook her head and said, “You are saying that because he’s your brother.”

Probably. But I didn’t say anything. If Vicki was this believer in true love then maybe she came for Colt, Alice’s brother. Jennifer remembered how hot and heavy Vicki had been with the farmers son. But this wasn’t my battle. I stilled and waited. I’d find out later if I needed too more about Vicki too, as she said, “Exactly. Who knows him better than me? Alice, I have never seen John look at another woman the same way he looks at you.”

I slipped away for that scone as Alice said, “Then maybe he’ll want to date, but for today, I have to do this.”

Dating. If Vicki thought Alice was good for John, maybe I could convince her that her that I was good for Peter. Peter wanted his family and my quest would be easier if I had his sister’s support.

I ordered my scone and nibbled once I received it. With her support, I had a shot to get the ring. This was good.

 

The House of Morgan

The House of Morgan

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For some, joining the FBI is a long-term goal. For billionaire John Morgan, joining the Bureau is a stepping stone to proving his father is culpable for his sister’s death. After his estranged father dies, John is forced to return home and face the ghosts of his past. But that proves to be more difficult than he ever imagined.

After losing her best friend under inexplicable circumstances, Alice Collins’ world view shifts until her small town sensibilities convinced her to attend Mr. Morgan’s funeral. Soon, the past and the present collide, and Alice is caught in the crosshairs. But when John comes to her aid, it only serves to complicate matters for both of them.

Can a handsome billionaire on a vendetta fall for a small town girl…or does he have something else in mind?

Fans of Jackie Collins, Danielle Steele, and Bella Andre are addicted to this sweet contemporary romance series! 

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However prison changed Ollie. He’s way more focused, determined and family oriented than ever before. Now they both have to adjust to adulthood and maturity and being a family together while trying to prove his family’s innocence.

So I hope you enjoy this second chances and secret baby romance!!!!

Irresistibly Tough

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Billionaire physician Oliver Bentley has everything to lose when federal agents raid his medical practice and haul he and his family members to jail on embezzling charges. Suddenly disconnected from his life, his many concern lies with his ailing mother and her medical care, or lack thereof, behind bars.

Rachel Mira has never had any reason to trust anyone, though the Bentley’s were great to her for the ten years she dated Oliver. However after witnessing another woman in his arms, she took off, never telling him she was pregnant. However when she sees he’s been arrested, she doesn’t believe any of it and in his innocence. But when she uncovers a plot where he must marry and divorce in 30 days, she steps in and agrees to marry Oliver. However she wasn’t prepared to come clean about his infant son, and he’s furious that she took their misunderstanding that far. However He needs someone to help him clear his name and keep his family fortune and Rachel has always been there for him.

Will her decision to marry the father of her infant son turn out to be the best or worst decision she’s ever made?

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