The Short Game

The Short Game

by J.L. Fynn
     
 
Jimmy Boy Reilly should be out on the road like the rest of his Irish-American Gypsy clan, but instead he�s stuck at home. His little brother Shay is up north pulling a long con, something Jimmy never wanted him involved in, and now all he can do is worry and wait.

But Shay isn�t the only thing on his mind this summer. He can�t seem to shake the image of the

Overview

Jimmy Boy Reilly should be out on the road like the rest of his Irish-American Gypsy clan, but instead he�s stuck at home. His little brother Shay is up north pulling a long con, something Jimmy never wanted him involved in, and now all he can do is worry and wait.

But Shay isn�t the only thing on his mind this summer. He can�t seem to shake the image of the cute store clerk they swindled a few weeks back, and it�s really starting to get to him. When he decides to return the money in an effort to get her out of his mind, that small act of redemption soon turns into a date, and maybe something more.

Jimmy Boy never had any intention of falling for the country girl, cute or not, but there�s no way he could resist the beautiful, sassy blonde. Now it�s not just the fate of his little brother he�s worried about, but his own too. Hiding the relationship from his clan is hard enough, but keeping the fact that he�s an Irish Traveler from Tracy is even harder--and might cost him more in the end.

Set concurrently to J.L. Fynn�s debut novel The Long Game, The Short Game is a novella exploring what�s happening back at the Traveler Village while Shay is up north. While it could be considered a companion novel to The Long Game, it's a stand-alone story that can be enjoyed even without having read The Long Game.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940150562417
Publisher:
J L Fynn
Publication date:
08/12/2014
Series:
American Gypsy
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
76 KB

Meet the Author

J.L. Fynn is the public face of the writing collaboration between Katherine Ernst and Chelle Bruhn. Katherine and Chelle disagree on most everything (music, food, need for punctuality), except for what's really important, which is why they've been best friends for seventeen years and writing together for three.

Katherine Ernst has lived all across the United States: North, South, East, West, and Midwest, and she's made it to four continents. Her life's goal is to travel to just about everywhere, so when she's not literally hopping on a plane, she experiences new places through her writing. Other interesting tidbits: she's a recovering attorney, an avid Saints fan, a Hurricane Katrina survivor, a karaoke enthusiast, and the wife to literally the most supportive husband on the planet.

Chelle Bruhn is a big believer in the saying "write what you know," which is why she'd like to know everything. She's studied government, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, English literature, constitutional law, and somehow ended up with a master's in international relations (and a serious caffeine addiction). She's been writing stories about imaginary people in imaginary situations since she was twelve (which wasn't that long ago, she swears!), and is happy to be doing it for a living now. She lives outside of Philadelphia with a handsome husband, four delightful children, two excitable dogs, and a one-eyed cat named Blue.

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