The Problem With Heartache Synopsis
The problem with heartache is that there’s no one-size-fits-all relief package. You can go to classes; you can try to embrace change. But when you wake up at two in the morning, a smile on your face because you’ve dreamt about the could have—theshould have—nothing will console you.
Because seconds later, you remember.
And remembering can rip you apart.
Kate will do anything for her family. It’s why she took the job with Lee. It’s why she’s attempting to forget her pain. But it's hard to forget, when you're desperate to hold on. Even if Lee Collins is the perfect package.
Lee will do anything for the ones he cares about. It’s why he hired Kate.
It’s why he keeps his secrets; and it’s why he cannot, will not fall in love. Not with Kate—not with anyone.
The one thing he can’t forgive.
The one thing she can’t forget
Here’s a scene from a dinner date with Mike and Summer:
“Did you set all this up?” It’s like I’m the one being swept off my feet, and I’m not sure how I feel about that.
“I told you I used to work here. You’ll love what I ordered for us.”
She must have called ahead, but how did she know I didn’t make reservations somewhere? “What would you have done if I didn’t agree to come here?”
Her hand slips between my thighs. “I would have convinced you.”
I lean into her so our sides are pressed together. “Is it too late to put up a fight?”
She giggles. “Yes. Sorry.” She squeezes my thigh, her fingers slipping between my legs, and then returns her hand to her lap. I miss it instantly. These make-out sessions where I don’t let her touch me are killing me. All I want is to feel her hands on my body. I hope dinner comes soon. I’m already thinking about dessert—back in my room with Summer.
“What’s going on in there?” Summer asks, tapping the side of my head.
“You don’t want to know.” I take another sip of ice water, hoping it will cool me off. No such luck.
“You know that wall I’ve been keeping up between us?”
She cocks her head. “Yeah.”
“Your hand between my legs just tore it down completely.”
She inhales sharply, and her eyes lower. My arousal isn’t a surprise to her. “That took longer than I thought it would.”
“Speed isn’t always a good thing,” I whisper in her ear as the waiter returns with our drinks.
“How’s the food coming along, Milo?” Summer asks, suddenly seeming in a rush to get the meal over with.
I suppress the urge to laugh. I’m glad I’m not the only one thinking about dessert.
“It’ll be ready in a few minutes,” Milo says. He looks back and forth between Summer and me and smiles before walking away.
As soon as he’s gone, I let out my laugh. “He knows you’re horny for me.”
She smacks my arm. “Shh. We’re in a restaurant.”
The old man at the table next to us winks at me, and Summer’s face turns bright red. “Oh God. Someone put me out of my misery.”
“Yelling ‘oh God’ comes later, and what I’m going to do to you will be anything but miserable.”
About the Author
Lauren K. McKellar is an author and editor. Her debut novel, Finding Home, was released through Escape Publishing on October 1, 2013, and her second release, NA Contemporary Romance The Problem With Crazy, is self-published, and is available now. She loves books that evoke emotion, and hope hers make you feel.
Lauren lives by the beach in Australia with her husband and their two dogs. Most of the time, all three of them are well behaved.