A Change of Address
Saved from a traumatic past and successful in her present as a home care nurse, Josselyn Adler’s dream of home ownership in the idyllic town of Unity are dashed to pieces when Dr Ben Parnell, a cancer specialist, shows up on her doorstep claiming to be the rightful owner of the house—and Ben has a will to prove it! To Josselyn, the house represents a new start in her life. With a stable home, hopefully a much wanted family wouldn’t be far behind.
After a near career-ending allegation is made, Ben has returned home to lick his wounds. But now he must prove Josselyn’s claim to be a fake, that she used her position as a live-in nurse to his sick father to ingratiate herself into his good graces. But as he gets to know her, he can tell by her shy, often standoffish behavior, that Josselyn is a woman who has been deeply hurt in her past. Although he is attracted to the dark haired beauty that has invaded his life, he is still suspicious of her true motives and her past involvement with his father.
A truly unique beginning for this tale, with two wills leaving the house to two different people. I really wasn’t sure how Ben and Josselyn would ever overcome their differences. Ben a successful doctor with a past and a lot of anger, and Josselyn a nurse who never really had a home let alone a house.
It’s Joss’ personality and honesty that I think truly helps Ben discover what he really wants.
This is part of a favorite scene, one that takes place after a particularly disturbing discoveries. and Ben takes Joss to spot in town with special meaning for him.
For the first time since their meeting, Josselyn totally believed Ben’s sincerity. She smiled. “That’s an absolutely lovely sentiment.”
“And this is absolutely lovely,” he said, stroking her cheek with his fingertips.
She hoped the afternoon brought an understanding between them. The past, however, whispered to her not to always believe what she wanted desperately to be true. Ben might seem sincere at the moment, but he wanted something from her— her house. He was a brilliant man, she knew, and this simple show of affection might just be a part of his plan to trick her.
Before any more dark thoughts could disturb her, Ben covered her lips with his own strong ones, and she melted into his kiss. Her hand caressed his stubbled chin. When she gently pulled back she searched his blue eyes for some trace of insincerity, but there was none.
“Please, don’t do anything to hurt me,” she whispered.
For a brief moment he looked stung, but then simply gathered her into his arms and hugged her tightly to him and murmured against her hair, “I think it’s time to go now, Josselyn.”
A Change of Address (Kindle Locations 799-810). Gypsy Angel Books. Kindle Edition.
I really enjoyed the way the story plays out. An unusual romance, fraught with pain, anger and finally peace.
4 Contented Purrs for Natalie-Nicole!
This is a re-release of a previously published book. To be honest I expected any editing errors to have been caught and corrected. Since there was a nasty little jump out and hit me in the face one on the very first page, I have to give 2 Editing HISSES to this book.
When she arrived at the foot of the stairs, the front door rattled. Fear, cold and stark, rose up in her throat and choked her as she heard the lock snap and watched, rooted to the floor, the creaky old door jiggle in its frame. The anticipation mingled with fright, produced a potent, sick feeling churning inside her like the bad horror movie she’d recently viewed on late-night cable television.
After what seemed an eternity, the door flung open. The first thought entering her brain was a ghost had entered her home. A younger, blonder visage of Morgan stood in the threshold. Before she could utter his name, a second, more coherent thought followed; a ghost wouldn’t use a key.
The man in the doorway took one step inside and stopped abruptly, clenched his jaw, and stared. The familiar stranger invading her new home could only be one person.
“My goodness, you’re Ben! You’re Morgan’s son!” she exclaimed.
“Well, we know who I am. Now who the hell are you, and why are you trespassing in my house?”
“Your house?” she asked with disbelief. “This is my home.
Natalie-Nicole Bates is a book reviewer and author.
Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian photography, Frozen Charlotte dolls, and antique poison bottles. Natalie contributes her uncharacteristic love of hockey to being born in Russia.
She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos.
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