©2011 Meg Allison
A Blue Plate Special – Pops’ Girls novel
(Originally published as: Learning to Live; story has been edited and revised.)
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Katie Marie Morrison hides behind a flirtatious mask as she serves burgers and peach cobbler at Pops' Dinner. Her bright smile and sarcastic wit hides the devastating knowledge she was just a one-night-stand for the one man she ever loved.
Jeff McAlester, her only lover, returns home for good. But timing is everything and it's Katie who's now ready to leave. Despite their rekindled love, she doesn't want to stay. Can Jeff, the man with bluer-than-blue eyes and highly-charged kisses, help Katie learn to live a little ... the old fashioned way with a white picket fence and Happily Ever After?
The high-pitched trill of the alarm clock jerked Katie Morrison from her dream. Such a good dream, too, with a leading man that gave handsome a whole new definition.
Eyes squeezed shut, she could still see his dark hair and sparkling blue eyes. She fancied she could even remember the deep, sexy voice that would melt butter at twenty paces.
If only such a man were real. But even if he did exist, he wouldn’t be in Glen Meadow … and he wouldn’t give Katie a second glance. Been there, done that, had the Old Maids Don’t Do It tee-shirt as proof, thanks to a friend’s gag gift on her thirtieth birthday. Little did they know how close it was to the truth.
With a groan, Katie pulled the pillow over her head to drown out the bell as it wound down. Just one more minute and he would have kissed her—a searing curl-your-toes kind of kiss. But it never got to that point before the alarm went off.
No matter how hard she tried to go back to sleep, the dream wouldn’t return. It never did. With a sigh, she tossed the pillow on the floor and swung her legs out from beneath the covers.
I’m a wife, mom to five amazing kids, and a hopeful romantic. Life is never exciting as my stories, but I like it that way.
A former reporter for a large daily newspaper, I find writing fiction helps me maintain a somewhat healthy level of sanity … except when there’s a deadline.
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