An attempt on his life throws their lives into chaos, inviting more threats, public scrutiny, and Molly's ex-husband back into her life. The tension tests the attraction they feel toward each other as they struggle to keep life normal for their kids.
Alex still doesn't know who wants him dead but suspects his former in-laws. As the threats become a visceral danger, Alex and Molly race to uncover the secret that died with his wife before it costs them everything.
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A week after Alex started the fence project, Molly had the kids in the kitchen making their own pizzas for lunch when Alex came in through the back door.
“Daddy! I’m makin’ a pizza with marshmallows and pineapple!” Hannah had flour all over her hands and face from rolling out the dough. Her small pizza was covered with sauce, cheese, and topped with her less traditional ingredients.
“Wow, that sure looks… interesting,” Alex said with a helpless smile at Molly.
“I tried to talk her out of it, but she’s determined,” Molly whispered to him, leaning closer to enjoy his masculine scent. “I’ll keep an eye on hers to make sure the marshmallows don’t catch fire.”
Alex stepped over to inspect the boys’ creations. “And what have you two made?”
“Mine is an alien,” Manny said as he pointed out the pepperoni eyes, olive nose, and hammy lips laid over its cheesy skin.
“I made a race car,” Will said. “It’s got tomato wheels and a pepperoni body.”
“What about us?” Alex asked Molly with an easy grin.
“You and I get regular old pepperoni and cheese, unless you want to mix it up,” she replied.
“That sounds wonderful,” he said as he poured himself a glass of her sweet tea from the pitcher in the middle of the island. “I never used to like sweet tea, but something about working in the sun all day makes me crave your tea now.”
Molly blushed from the compliment as she watched him drain the first glass and pour another.
About A.L. Awtrey
After working more than twenty years as a technologist and scientist, Anthony started writing fiction again for the first time since college. Developing white paper studies and proposals for years provided a foundation in technical writing, but telling a compelling story was much harder than it appeared.
Four years of practice where he wrote eight novels and dozens of short stories improved his dialog, description, tension, and pacing. With his latest novel, Letting Go, Anthony is ready to release it under his own name. He’s a member of the Central Florida Chapter of the Romance Writers of America and Florida Writers Association.
When he’s not writing, Anthony is the CTO of a technology consultancy and a professional singer.
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