I didn’t have a lot, but what I had I was proud of.
I was raised to keep my head down and work hard.
I followed the rules, rarely straying off the straight and narrow path.
That’s why when the opportunity to get wild and have a little fun presented itself, I jumped on it—or more like on him. The handsome cowboy from the bar.
It was one night in Vegas.
Afterward, all I had was the memory of his body pressed to mine and the hotel room key I swiped as I snuck out.
I never expected to see him again.
I definitely never imagined he’d show up in my small hometown seven years later, only to discover the daughter he never knew about.