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WIDOWED by Angelia Vernon Menchan
The attorney’s office was spacious and masculine. Arista had never known Paul’s attorney. When they married, they were both established in their own right and they simply created a marital account and added funds to it and prepared wills. She knew there was an insurance policy but had no idea what Paul left other than the house and things they jointly owned. Walking into the office, she was surprised to see Jackson was already there. She was further surprised that Paul’s attorney was a tall, muscular man who looked to be about forty in a bespoke suit with a neat beard, divine dark skin and the sexiest lips she had ever seen.
What the hell am I thinking? Arista wondered. Standing, the attorney made his way to Arista offering his hand in greeting.
“Welcome, Mrs. Melbourne-Sebastian, I wish we had met prior to now.” His eyes held hers. “I am Donald Prescott, I handled your husband’s affairs.”
“Thanks Mr. Prescott but I am Arista Melbourne, my name never changed.” She said, releasing her hand from his grip. Jackson stood and kissed the side of her face. She looked at him in surprise; he had never done anything like that. Donald watched them both with intelligent, probing eyes.
“Please have a seat, this will is very straightforward. I met with Paul as you are aware at least twice annually and he found a way to articulate what he wanted. The last time I spoke with him, he changed his will to include Mr. Sharper, who he indicated was one of his trusted caretakers.” Donald paused to glance at Arista and Jackson before continuing. All Arista noticed was how deep and melodious his voice was.
“Everything he owned, including the house, his car and his considerable assets and savings will be left to his wife, Ms. Melbourne. To Mr. Sharper, he bequeaths a sum of twenty-five thousand dollars and all of his golf clubs and memberships.” Jackson turned to Arista in surprise.
“I had no expectations, he was my friend.” Jackson said.
“You were invaluable to Paul and to me, Jackson. You were there so I could handle my business and simply as Paul’s friend. That is the least he could do.” Arista glanced up to find Donald staring at her.
“If there are no further questions, there are documents for signing and Mr. Sharper, my accountant can provide you with your check today. As I indicated this was straightforward. Ms. Melbourne, I would love to talk to you after this meeting.” Donald said, standing. Jackson looked uncertain but he stood as well and Donald led him to another area.
After several minutes, Donald returned to the room and sat on the edge of his desk, facing Arista. His nearness made her slightly uncomfortable.
“So, you are a contractor.” Donald stated more than asked.
“Yes. I own Melbourne Designs. Nowadays, I am more the owner than actual designer due to my husband’s illness but yes it is all mine. I started it when I was twenty five.”
“I wasn’t expecting you. You were never around when I visited Paul and he never introduced us. I thought you would be in your fifties or sixties. Paul was sixty-seven.”
“I am fifty, almost fifty one.”
“Let me see your identification.” Donald said.
“I am. I’m sure you are trying to be complimentary counselor but I am fifty.”
“Wow… Do you have any other questions?” He asked, changing the tone of the conversation.
“No, I will sign what you need me to sign and be on my way.”
“You don’t want to know how much money he left, other than the insurance policy?”
“I really don’t care about that right now. My husband died less than two weeks ago and you know what I crave more than anything? I crave sleep. For the past two weeks, I am in my pajamas by seven and I sleep an incredible thirteen to fourteen hours. I had not slept more than five hours per night in five years.”
“What do you plan to do when you finally wake up?” Donald asked.
“I will let you know when that happens.” Arista said. “Please provide me with the papers.
Sweet Taste of Love: Sweet Love in Sandy Cove Book 1 by Keina Daniece
Sonya Randall wanted nothing more than to be a full time baker. It was her passion and her love. So when she had an appointment for a tasting of her delectable treats at VOSS, a high end restaurant in downtown Sandy Cove, she knew that things were looking up. Until she met the owner, Vince Ross, whose ladies man status preceded him. He was also arrogant and mean to boot. So why was she so darn attracted to him?
Vince Ross made his dream come true with VOSS, the restaurant he had wanted to open since he was a teenager. Sales were great, the reservation book was always full, and it was just rated the number one restaurant of the year. But he did need to hire a baker. When Sonya came in for her tasting, Vince found himself taken with her delicious desserts and the woman herself. But he did not have time for love right now. Did he?
All I Want is You by Trinity Lane
Brianna Faulkner did not understand how everyone said finding love in Maven was difficult because she found love easily. Too bad the person she found it in just happened to be her best friend, Troy. Even though Brianna’s heart told her to tell Troy how she felt, Brianna’s mind was instructing her not to say a word or else ruin their friendship. And she did not want to lose Troy, as a friend or otherwise.
Troy Rutherford was back on the market after breaking up with his girlfriend of the past two years. He wasn’t one for ultimatums so when she pushed for a bigger commitment than he was ready to give, Troy pushed back, making her walk out of his life. Luckily he always had his best friend Brianna to spend time with. But every time he was with her, Troy felt feelings for her that he was trying hard to keep buried.
As Brianna and Troy spend the next two weeks with each other, feelings arise between the both of them. Although they both try to fight it, eventually jealousy builds and explodes into an unforgettable night. When the dust settles, what will happen and will Brianna and Troy’s friendship survive?
Brick House 3 by Keith Thomas Walker
After graduating college, Korah’s daughter Stephanie is eager to take the helm of her family’s legacy. She also has her sights set on Baron Grant, a lead foreman at the company. Korah fears this reckless pursuit of prominence and love could spell trouble. When the dust settles, will Texas Builders still be on the rise, or will Stephanie’s office romance cost them their rising star?
Never (Lassiter Sisters) by Joy Avery
Never say what love can’t—or won’t—do.
Balloon Artist Gadiya Lassiter never imagined waking up without the love of her life, small-town fire chief Nico Dupree. Then one day, it becomes her tortured reality. Fast-forward two years…he’s back and making his intentions to rekindle their flame known. But she vows to never love him again. As determined as she is to keep her heart out of his hands, love seems to have its own agenda.
For Nico, returning home to Mount Pleasance, North Carolina is not without its benefits. The most valuable, Gadiya. He’s determined to reclaim her heart—despite her obvious goal to hate him. But he’s not giving up on her; not again. He’ll just have to convince her the disdain she harbors for him is far less potent than the love he knows she still has for him. And he’ll do it one scorching kiss at a time.
As their attraction grows hotter and hotter, will Gadiya be able to escape the flames, or will Nico’s fire consume her?
Caught Up by Kristina Smith
A group of friends brought together by blood, fate, and circumstances is about to learn that life is full of ups and downs, joys and sorrows, and love and loss. Kennedy Valentine-Daniels is a force to be reckoned with, and sustained in life by her faith in God, inner-strength, and the family and friends that surround her. Unfortunately, sometimes they are the same people who test her sanity—especially her husband, Preston. Michalah Valentine, Kennedy’s baby sister, hates traveling outside of her box. However, when events in life annihilate her box completely, Michalah must somehow learn to survive. Nevertheless she is fun to watch! Newlyweds, Jordan and Maxwell Banks are living in bliss—until something from their past threatens the foundation of their relationship. Is the Honeymoon over? Tia St. James is the wildcard of the group and Kennedy’s closest friend. She finds love again in an old friend, after a stale relationship ends.
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