My name is Jesse Ryan. I’m thirty, single, and raising my nine year-old daughter alone. I’m a construction worker in Arkansas, and when summer rolled around, I knew I needed some live-in help with Scout. That’s when September Dawson came back into my world.
She’s a beautiful woman now, and a very resourceful one at that. She effectively ambushed a romance that was barely off the ground between me and a neighbor, but she didn’t stop there.
Suffice it to say by summer’s end, I was hers in every way. Yeah, I get that there’s an age difference, but despite my better judgment and solid resolve, the heart wants what the heart wants.
And that brings us to now.
We’ve managed to keep our relationship discreet, but at the same time, planning our future together. Then we get . . . the news. Now everything we’ve been planning is suddenly and inexplicably torn from us.
Decisions need to be made, and everyone looks to me to be the one to make them. But how can I make a decision that will be in everyone’s best interest, and not tear our hearts to pieces?