And so did awareness that her greatest fear had come to pass. Then when they did, it seemed rushed and too predictable. From her perch on a barstool at the diner's counter, she glanced over her shoulder, almost expecting to see the proverbial man from her past lounging in the back booth, weathered guitar in hand, his expression as bitter as the words he'd delivered more than a decade ago. I hope to God you never come back. She never forgot him while he also never moved passed his first and only love. Too bad life gets in the way. What was wrong with her? Choosing big-city success in corporate law means putting her family's farm—and Sam McBriar—in her past.
He's as gorgeous as ever, and when he's with his little girl? Too bad life gets in the way. When in high school they were known as the 6 pack club and didn't go anywhere without one another. Too bad life gets in the way. When in high school they were known as the 6 pack club and didn't go anywhere without one another. And she has every intention of keeping the visit brief.
Savannah turned back to the counter, took another sip of the frosted root beer and frowned. He'd been a goner from the moment he'd laid eyes on her. Too bad life gets in the way. She was behaving like some kid who'd gone to see the latest slasher movie, afraid to witness the terror on the screen, yet unable to resist some primitive calling to do that very thing. Now, years later, she's on a path toward home. Gaining big-city success in corporate law means putting her family's farm and Sam McBriar in her past. She was behaving like some kid who'd gone to see the latest.
And she has every intention of keeping the visit brief. It's not long before they're picking up where they left off. It's not long before they're picking up where they left off until old betrayals and long-buried secrets threaten to separate them for good. I don't know a man who doesn't want a woman's company every now and then, especially you. Choosing big—city success in corporate law means putting her family's farm and Sam McBriar in her past.
Savannah Greer left town as a teen but is back for her fathers funeral. Time to catch up with what everyone is doing and with whom they are with. However, Ruth refuses to welcome her prodigal daughter home; instead choosing as much as possible polite avoidance. Well, it would take a stronger woman than Savannah to resist him. With Sam managing the farm, Savannah can't help but see him everywhere! As if it had happened yesterday, he recalled exactly what she'd been wearinga pair of leg-revealing white shorts, a fitted navy blue tank top and no shoes. After the funeral all the people her age arrange for a get together.
Go on and leave, Savannah. Strange that he remembered those details. The song of love and leaving brought to mind another place and another time, a bridge long since crossed, but unfortunately not quite burned. He moved into the room like a shadow at sundown, all hard-shell insolence and towering height, his dark hair just long enough to be deemed disreputable in such a conservative community. He'd bet his last ten acres she still had a stubborn streak, one of the qualities that had attracted him when he'd been a sucker for girls who could hold their own in a battle of wills. He stared at her for a moment and when recognition dawned, a mocking smile lifted the corners of his mouth.
He's as gorgeous as ever, and when he's with his little girl? She's in town for her father's funeral. With that in mind, Savannah reached inside her wallet, withdrew two dollar bills and handed them to the waitressa fresh-faced young woman who had to be close to the same age she'd been when she'd shed this godforsaken Mississippi Delta town. She was probably a few pounds heavier, not a bad thing considering she'd been rail-thin as a teenager. The One She Left Behind by Kristi Gold Sam, his ex wife Darlene and their daughter, Jamie. What was wrong with her?.
But against her better judgment, she paused to take another backward glance and discovered Sam leaning against the bed of a shiny black truck parked near the entrance, arms folded across his chest, looking as if he expected her to run back to him. Choosing big-city success in corporate law means putting her family's farm—and Sam McBriar—in her past. As if time had done an about-face, Sam watched her drive away again, leaving him standing in front of the diner to deal with a truckload of recollections and more than a few regrets. Definitely as pretty as he remembered. And she has every intention of keeping the visit brief.
He thumbed the brim of his baseball cap up from his brow and studied her from head to toe with all the cockiness of a seventeen-year-old jock. And speaking of Brent, I need to go. Truth was, she'd wanted to delay dealing with the grief over losing her beloved father, and being home would simply make it all too real. Still, even after all this time, he couldn't stop the resentment that boiled just beneath the surface. Nothing except a positive pregnancy test Then Noah reappears.
Too bad life gets in the way. He remembered a lot of particulars about their time together, especially that day in this very diner when he'd intentionally stomped on her heart the moment she told him she was leaving. Time to catch up with what everyone is doing and with whom they are with. But you do have some fine moments when your hormones kick in. She'd come and gone so quickly, he wasn't sure she hadn't been a figment of his imagination. You're not a child, Savannah.