‘David,’ Jonathan mimicked in soppy tones. ‘Good with his hands, is he, Andrea, our family GP? Thorough, I bet, hey, Andrea? Is that what the attraction is?’
'Jonathan, stop!’Andrea moved towards him, only to be blocked
again by David.
‘You know something, Andrea,’ Jonathan laughed scornfully, ‘I thought I cared that you were ready to drop your knickers the minute he clicked
his fingers, but I don’t. If you’re so impressed by his credentials you
want to shack up with him, you’re welcome, but there is no way you’re moving my daughter in with another man. Got it?! Now, get out of my way.’
‘Mum-meee!’ Chloe cried in earnest now, squirming in his arms, making Jonathan’s hold on her precarious.
‘She doesn’t want to go with you, Jonathan!’ David shouted, frustrated and terrified, because that kid was terrified, and he had no idea what to do. ‘You’re yards away from that water. Do you really want to take another risk with your daughter’s life?!’
Exploring the Fragility of Love, Life, and Relationships Widower, Dr David Adams, has recently moved to the village – where no one knows him, ergo there’s no fuel for neighbourhood gossip– to start afresh with is ten year old son, if only he can get to a place where his son wants to speak to him. Angry and withdrawn, Jake blames his dad for the death of his mother, and David doesn’t know how to reach him.
Andrea Kelly has too many balls in the air. With three children and a “nuts” mother to care for, her fiancé can’t fathom why she wants to throw
something else into the mix and change her career. Surely she already has too much on her plate? Because her plates are skew-whiff and her balls are dropping off all over the place, Andrea points out. She needs to make changes. Still her fiancé, who has a hidden agenda, is dead-set against it.
When Andrea’s house burns mysteriously to the ground and Andrea and her entourage are forced to move in with the enigmatic Dr Adams, however, the village drums soon start beating, fuel aplenty when it turns out someone does know him – the woman carrying his baby.
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Sheryl is a Loveahappyending LifestyleAuthor and Feature Editor.