By Gail Gaymer Martin
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Dinner. He could do that. “Mexican? ” Her nose curled. ” He grinned. ” She loved the chefs entertaining the guests with their cooking prowess. But Kelsey and Lucy? He hoped they like Japanese food. ” The muscles in his stomach contracted. “I have another idea, too. ” A scowl settled on her face as she tilted her head. ” Her eyes probed his. “I know a lady who has a daughter your age. She’s been sick, too, and I thought maybe we could invite them. ” Her scowl deepened. ” The conversation with Kelsey marched through his mind.
For romance. The whole idea threw her off balance. She needed to stick to her friends. ” Kelsey’s head jerked up and gazed at the waitress. “Sorry. ” Ross winked at the young woman. “Certainly. ” They placed their drink orders, and when the waitress left, they pored over the menu. But Kelsey’s concentration drifted to their girls. Both struggled to fit into a normal world, and that wasn’t always possible. If the girls met, it might be good for them. Lucy connected with Cooper because he had a serious illness.
She ran hot and cold. It confused him. Their conversations were good—meaty sometimes—and other times, they were both chuckling at commonalities between the girls or situations in their lives. But the next minute, she drifted off to another planet. One that seemed so distant and dark. He’d sensed that she liked him. At least enjoyed his company, but her hesitation drove him crazy. Point blank, he needed to ask her what was up. Yet as soon as the thought hit his mind, the possibility of her honest answer discouraged him.
A Family of Their Own by Gail Gaymer Martin