Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye

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Kate forgot all about the cars when he pushed away from the door and came to her.
"Trust me. I do want us to be friends." His expression said what his words had not.
She swallowed hard and tried to keep her thoughts in focus. "I'm sorry. I really don't mean to be so difficult-"
"You're not. It's not you. I can't seem to say what I mean anymore." Matt shook his head. "What ...
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Overview

Kate forgot all about the cars when he pushed away from the door and came to her.
"Trust me. I do want us to be friends." His expression said what his words had not.
She swallowed hard and tried to keep her thoughts in focus. "I'm sorry. I really don't mean to be so difficult-"
"You're not. It's not you. I can't seem to say what I mean anymore." Matt shook his head. "What are you doing later today? Because I have an idea."
Her mind went blank. She couldn't think of a single reason not to see him later except for her own reaction to being close to him.
He read her lack of answer for a yes. "Good. Then why don't we go somewhere quiet and we'll just talk. Just the two of us without anyone watching everything we do."
It sounded good. Too good. It sounded dangerous.
"You can tell me anything you'd like, ask me anything and I'll do my best to be honest with you. Some things are hard to talk about, I won't deny. But then, I think there are some things that you find difficult to talk about as well." He reached up to tuck one of her curls behind her ear.
His sweet, charming, completely unstaged honesty made her see beyond the wounded person he was to the man he'd once been. Husband, father. Creative, intelligent, and one very handsome man.
She closed her eyes, her breath labored as she struggled with her heart. When she opened her eyes again he was still there. His hand still touched her hair. He stroked it as he watched her expression. She hadn't realized how startling his blue eyes were, or how his dark brown hair held touches of gold. She hadn't noticed a lot of things about Matt until now.
Remember Josh. She looked away from those beautiful blue eyes that watched her too closely. Remember how nice Josh seemed at first.
"Kate?" Her name sounded like a whisper. "Will you do that? Will you try?"
Slowly she nodded. She wondered how they must appear, standing mere inches apart, looking at each other like they'd just realized the worth of the other person. The tip of her tongue glided over her dry lips. He followed the movement, making her feel shaky from emotions she'd almost forgotten existed.
His finger trailed down to her cheek to rest against the frantic beating pulse of her throat. Kate responded to his gentle pressure that moved her closer to him. He was so close that she could see the uncertainty in his gaze.
He wanted to kiss her.
And she wanted that more than anything else in the world.
"Matt, are you still in there?" Denny sounded close, just outside the barn, an unwelcome intrusion into their intimacy.
Matt reacted first. His hand drop away. His smile held as much regret as Kate felt. "Probably for the best, don't you think?" he said softly as he bent to kiss her cheek.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781482584318
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/20/2013
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Eason grew up in a small Texas town famous for, well not much of anything really. Being the baby of the family and quite a bit younger than her brothers and sister, Mary had plenty of time to entertain herself. Making up stories seem to come natural to her.

As a pre-teen, Mary discovered romance novels and knew instinctively that was what she wanted to do with her over-active imagination.

She wrote her first novel as a teen, (it's tucked away somewhere never to see the light of day), but never really pursued her writing career seriously until a few years later, when she wrote her first romantic comedy and was hooked.

Today, Mary still lives in Texas, and still writes about romance. In fact, she can't think of anything else she'd rather do.

Learn more about Mary Eason at www.maryeason.com. Don't forget to check out her Blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages as well! Also feel free to send her an email to maryjeason@netzero.com.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

    Fantastic Read

    Imagine you're in a jam. You don't see many ways out and your one link to family is gone. Do you reach out to the folks you knew as a child or shut yourself off from the world.

    That's the question in Standing on the Edge of Goodbye.

    I have to admit as I read this story, I had the song of the same title running through my head. It actually made a pretty neat little soundtrack to the tale. Not sure if the author intended that, but it worked. Ms. Eason writes in such a fluid manner, it was easy to let the story take me away for a while. I felt like I was right there with Kate and Matt, trying to figure out what God wanted from them.

    If I had any complaints, it was something that actually made the story work for me. Matt's character has been through a terrible time. He's very shuttered. That protectiveness about him made me want to conk him on the head more than once, but it also showed he was human. Who hasn't been in a situation where we aren't sure what we want? I've been there lots of times. So as much as he infuriated me, I understood where he was coming from.

    Kate was a little harder to understand. She's been through her own mini maelstrom, so I could identify with her tendency to not trust. She's got hopes, dreams and a little one to prepare for. How exciting! I liked that she took life by the horns, but I almost wished she'd have done that with Matt. Still, I loved the twists and turns their story took and yes, I was glued to my seat wanting to know what would happen next.

    If you want a book that proves there really are angels among us, then you need to read Standing on the Edge of Goodbye. I laughed, I cried, and I wanted more.

    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

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