From the upcoming release
Ana B. Ronning
“You’ll forget about me and fall in love with someone else.” Brad had said as he held her left hand with both of his across the table, his fingers running across the gold ring on her finger. “No, I won’t.” Marti argued, placing her other hand on top of his. “I love you, Brad. And I will never love anyone else!” She squeezed his hands tight. “Come with me! We could marry and live in New York!”
Brad dropped his gaze to their hands, then brought it up to look deep into her eyes. “My life is here, Marti. I’m starting my new job tomorrow. It’s what I’ve always known I would do. It will get me to where I want to be. I want to own my own company, get out of my father’s shadow.’’
Marti smiled as a tear fell down her left cheek. “I know.” She sniffled, knowing that this was good bye for them. “I’m not coming back, Brad.” His brows furrowed. “What do you mean, you’re not coming back? What about us? I want to marry you, Marti.”
Marti couldn’t look at him. She hadn’t told him she wanted to stay in New York after she graduated and work for Wisdom House Publishing. Her hands started shaking and she felt nauseated. She didn’t want to leave Brad, but she’d dreamt of living in New York since she was six years old. “I’m sorry, Brad. You know I’ve dreamed of living in New York. I just thought, maybe, you would come with me.” She sighed heavily as his eyes closed in disappointment. “I understand if you don’t. Let’s not fight about it now. We can talk about it later. I have four years at NYU to get through. Who knows how I will feel about New York after that?” She shrugged, not believing she would ever want to move back here after living in the Big Apple.
Coming Summer 2013
Publisher: Gazebo Publishing