The New York Novellas
by Lindsey Gray
Publication Date: December 1, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Holiday, Novella
Synopsis: Two broken hearts embarked on a holiday season in a way they never had before. Divorced.Mitch had been badly burned by love, but was willing to take a chance . . . with the right woman.
Hannah had lived everyday with the grief love had brought her and followed her everywhere.
Can two hearts find love and heal each other during the most difficult season of the year?
CiCi sat impatiently waiting in her favorite chair at Villanova Coffee. She was early, but she couldn’t help herself. The last two days had been both wonderful and awful. Wonderful because she could text and talk with the man she felt safe calling her boyfriend. Awful because she was dreading telling him the truth.
She sipped from her favorite drink, and then turned her head when she heard the door open.
“You’re early,” Daniel sighed in relief before he walked over to her, ridding himself of his gloves and coat as he went.
“I told you I couldn’t wait.”
He dumped his things in the chair across from hers before grabbing her hands and pulling her into his arms. “I missed you.”
“I missed you too,” she laughed, but before she could take another breath, his lips were on hers.
They pulled apart when they heard a not-so-subtle clearing throat.
“Sorry,” Daniel said when he turned to the person to apologize for their public display. He paled at the sight of the woman standing before them. “Simone. What a surprise.”
“Yes, I saw you duck in here and thought we might have some coffee before work. I see I interrupted your date with the Missus.” Simone fixed a broad smile on her face before she offered her hand to CiCi. “I must have missed you the other night at the club. I’m Simone Westcott. I work with Daniel.”
CiCi shook her hand in somewhat of a haze of confusion. Missus? “Yes, well . . . We kind of rushed out of there. Sorry about that.”
Daniel had to think fast before everything imploded. “We were having a coffee before I head into the office.”
“Why don’t you bring Mrs. Digby into the office and show her around.” Simone turned her attention to CiCi. “You look so familiar. Have we met before?”
“I don’t think so.” CiCi faced Daniel with confusion. “Am I missing something?”
Daniel took her hand and brought it to his lips. “I know we haven’t announced it, but I couldn’t keep it from the people at work. I wore my ring the first day, and they all noticed. I’m sorry I didn’t tell you. Please forgive me.”
CiCi could see his plea in his eyes. Please go along with this, and I swear I will explain it all later.
“Oh, my,” Simone said in shock. “You’re CiCi Newport.”
“Guilty.” CiCi gave Simone a weak smile while she slipped her arm around Daniel’s waist in a show of support.
Daniel stiffened in her arms, and CiCi knew he’d realized she was Winston Newport’s billionaire daughter.
“Well, I guess it would be Digby now.” Simone let out a dry laugh.
“She hasn’t officially changed it.” Daniel squeezed nervously at CiCi’s hip below his hand.
“Now that the cat’s out of the bag, so to speak, why don’t we all share a cab to the office and you can show your lovely bride around?” Simone raised her brow as if to challenge Daniel.
Is there anything better than New York during the holidays? Explore the city and the country in two holiday romance novellas from Lindsey Gray.
ABOUT LINDSEY GRAY
Lindsey Gray typed her first complete novel at the age of twelve and dreamed of making her writing into a career. When her eighth grade class wrote a twenty year reunion story, casting her as a mystery novelist, she wasn’t sure she could make it a reality. After years of writing off and on, she decided to make a go of it. In December of 2010 she finally made her dream come true with her first published novel, Lies Inside. Five years and thousands of written words later, Lindsey is releasing her seventh published work, Nerdy Girl Nation.
When Lindsey takes a break from writing, she spends time with her husband of thirteen years and their two children, reading all kinds of romance novels, and hosting her own weekly radio show, Gray Matters, on TMV Cafe Internet Radio.