For Better and For Worse
GENRE: Christian Romance
These ex-lovebirds are busy building a nest for one. But can she be convinced to make room for him, too?
Despite attending the same congregation and university, Ashe and Stephen's circles had never seemed to cross.
One class project changed everything...for the better; until secrecy and youthful indiscretion pulled them apart.
Will an unexpectant reunion in their adult years allow Ashe and Stephen to rewrite a history riddled with regret and heartbreaking choices?
She watched him visibly flinch before grinding his teeth, seemingly steeling himself against her onslaught.
She made a move to rise from the table.
“Now, Ashe,” he said, grasping her hand to stop her advancement. “We have to talk about this. If we’re going to work together you can’t just walk away again.”
“Me walk away? Again?” she hissed, looking up at her surroundings before calmly reclaiming her seat, glaring at him.
In as low a volume as she could muster she continued.
“You’re the one that walked away, Stephen. Well before I ever left.” And there it was; the quavering in her voice. The dreaded tightening of the throat that threatened to turn her words into the mewings of a lamb. But she couldn’t stop now. “And you didn’t feel the need to resolve things, then.” She wrenched her hand from his. “So if you have even an inkling of compassion reserved for me, don’t pretend to feel any obligation to patch things up, now.”
After managing to detangle her legs from the bench, she faced him. “As a matter of fact, the best thing you can do for me right now is leave me alone.”
She turned to stomp away, crashing into the muscled arm and shoulder of a man that’d been walking up to their table.
“Hey! Slow down there,” Luke grumbled good-naturedly as he steadied her with a gentle hand on her elbow.
Ashe swallowed, her eyes glistening even as her expression shifted from shock to embarrassment.
“Sorry,” she said quickly as she darted around him to continue her escape toward the house in search of a bathroom.
Stephen stood to follow her; but Luke smoothly slid his body to block his path.
“I’m telling you, Man. Whatever it is, it’s best to let it go for now.”
About the Author:
"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."
- Toni Morrison
Quint Emm Ellis enjoys penning plots centering around unabashedly nerdy, introverted, cinnamon-roll mantic, passionate, fallible women who happen to be black, who happen to be Christian, and who happen to love an uplifting and, possibly, inspirational story.
She enjoys listening to audio books, watching movies, finding great deals and spoiling her cat and dog rotten. Her dream is to be able to walk around in loose pajama pants all day and geek out while mastering niche crafts like music production, film editing and electro etching.
Amazon Author Page: https://amazon.com/author/QuintEmmEllis
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