The millionaire. The orphaned Texan woman. The deadly night that changes everything. The contract that nobody bargained for.
This rich guy and his friend show up, one’s drunk as a skunk, the other has an accent matching mine. I wonder why this stranger is here, dressed to kill, hanging with the usual vagrants that patronize my fifty-dollar-a-night motel. When he leaves his wallet here by mistake, I end up learning a whole lot more about this Terence Daniels fellow than I ever dreamed. Unfortunately, he doesn’t shed all the light, but when Ruby, his former lover, does, I realize why he kept mum…but I’m not about to keep my mouth shut.
I don’t trust her to keep my wallet safe, or to send it via courier, so I drive, from Louisiana to Dallas, again, to get it. In the few minutes that I talk to her, this time sober, I wish like hell that I didn’t make the mistakes that I did. Before I know it, I’m emotionally involved with this woman, who runs a dilapidated motel, but has so much more promise. And days later, her world falls apart. Kobie is guarded, rightfully so, although what I offer her makes her eyes twinkle.
But can what I’ve given her be the glue that holds us together? Or will Ruby’s fate darken Kobie’s future…
HEA (Happily Ever After)