He wasn't supposed to think about her.
He shouldn't even remember her.
But ever since Abe Fujikawa visited Cristo's Coffee, he can't get the beautiful barista out of his head.
At forty-two, he's too old to date someone in her twenties. She wouldn't be interested in him anyway. Abe has too much baggage left over from his sham of a first marriage. Someone so free and young and unburdened wouldn't want to take on a middle-aged man and his teenage daughter.
But none of that stops Abe from returning to Cristo's, hoping that he'll be the one man out of her many admirers that Lane admires back.
This novella was written as prequel to The Other Lane, but can be read as a standalone story. When read in conjunction with The Other Lane, it adds depth and understanding to Abe's character.
About the Author
Marla Holt grew up wishing the heroines in the fairy tales she loved had more to choose from than marrying the prince or utter devastation, so now she writes modern day fairy tales with a feminist flare. She's living her own dream come true, writing and knitting in Topeka, Kansas with her husband and three boys.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This only has 53 pages but is packed with who Abe is. I am so glad I read this first because it shows his character and how this attraction for Lane began.