My Teasers today are from
Frost on my Window
After graduating from college, Leah Russell picked up and moved across three time zones to avoid her best friend Lance's wedding. When a promotion has the West Coast sister relocating to New York City, she packs all her belongings and brings along memories of all the shoulda, coulda, woulda her Momma always told her not to think about. Years ago, she should have gone to the wedding, would have shot at the bride, and could have gotten arrested.Now as she settles into her new position, the advertising professional is learning that stress isn't just a five-letter word when it comes to career and family. And as her romantic prospects go from zero to sixty, Leah's putting on her running shoes. This time it's not just her first love at her heels; Scottish rock star Sean Andrews isn't far behind in the race for her heart.
I sat in the darkness listening to the sounds of passing cars and the humming of the refrigerator. I’d been in the passenger seat as Rena struggled against her own demons while battling to help brothers who didn’t want to save themselves. Ex-slanging, banging, badass brothers from the hood. All the support and money in the world couldn’t help them. The Lord helps those who help themselves. My only regret was that Rena had found that out the hard way.
That night, after driving back and taking showers, we ate outside on the veranda. The daytime heat had quickly disappeared to be replaced with the evening coolness. We sat sipping glasses of iced tea and eating large chicken Caesar salads. I realized that the friendship Sean and I shared was no longer black and white but had subtle, curious shades of gray.
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