By Leslie Carroll
Whilst lifestyles throws you a curve ball... Venus deMarley has simply been hit with a wild pitch. At 40 she's eventually discovered the proper fianc?, whilst Sophie—the daughter she gave up for adoption 20 years ago—suddenly reappears. Venus has one other obstacle on her palms in addition: her eccentric millionaire dad simply died and willed her his puppy project—a rag-tag minor league baseball crew known as the Bronx Cheers—if Venus and Sophie can reconcile and once more turn into a family members. Venus is aware diddly approximately activities, yet Sophie's a jock, not like her glamorous mother. And after 20 years aside, those ladies be aware of not anything approximately one another, and barely agree on something. yet maybe—just maybe—they have extra in universal than they think...
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Neither of us knew what to say. The waitress ﬁnally ﬂipped her cell phone closed and decided to get back to work, truculently dropping the menus in front of us. Still, Sophie and I were both relieved at the chance to focus on something benign. ” she asked me. ” As if on cue, a bead of perspiration trickled down my cleavage. Another good reason to move to the Rockies. I wasn’t going to miss this climate. I’ve always hated the heat. Las Vegas made me miserable. Indoors it was faux frigid and outside it was being thrust into a giant Easy-Bake oven.
Teardrops splashed into my wineglass as I shared the ugly details of our breakup. “About seventeen times a day I ask myself whether I haven’t gone and done the stupidest thing in my present life by choosing to stay here indeﬁnitely and get to know Sophie. I had everything I’d always wanted, always dreamed of, only to agree to slam on the brakes and call the whole damn thing a day. I keep telling myself I should have fought harder. ” I swirled the wine in my glass and stared at it. “I’ll miss Tom’s family as much as I’ll miss him.
My eyes stung with tears. “The me who was me twenty years ago just wasn’t equipped to handle motherhood. ” Sophie asked, her expression still unreadable. I reached for her hand. “All the time,” I told her. It was the truth. But I’d always force myself to let the moods pass, ﬁguring what actually was, was the way things were supposed to be. She’d allowed me to touch her, but her physical passivity stung. Still, I suppose I might have acted the same way if I’d been in Sophie’s shoes. ” she asked me.
Choosing Sophie by Leslie Carroll