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Callie Chennault vaulted to fame on the nighttime soap Sumner Falls, but after a decade of playing the same role, she is ready for a new acting challenge. When Callie is attacked by a stalker on the streets of New York, she takes a leave of absence from the show and returns to her roots in Aurora, Louisiana, to heal both physically and emotionally and determine her next career move.
Former professional baseball pitcher Nick La Chappelle has also come to Aurora to lick his own wounds after a messy divorce. A Cy Young winner and one-time ESPN broadcaster, Nick longs for the quiet of a small town in order to write murder mysteries under a pen name.
Sparks fly when Callie believes Nick is taking advantage of her great-aunt’s hospitality, but they resolve their differences—and surprise themselves by falling in love. Their bond is tested when both Nick and Callie become the focus of a serial killer nicknamed Lipstick Larry. Can they outwit a murderer bent on seeing them dead and survive to build a lasting relationship?
Want more? Here is an excerpt from Leave Yesterday Behind:
Nick turned off the main highway. Despite the heat, he rolled down his windows for those last few blocks. He breathed in the heavy scent of magnolia and knew he was almost home.
He pulled into the drive at Noble Oaks, surprised to see a squad car there. Parked behind it sat an SUV with a small trailer attached. His cousin Eric stood on the porch with suitcases in both hands. Two women and one very large dog made their way up the porch steps. All three peered over their shoulders as his convertible turned in and he cut the engine.
“Mr. Celebrity!” Eric placed a suitcase next to him and waved. “Glad you made it. Must’ve smelled Essie’s gumbo from the airport.”
The dog came bounding down the steps straight for Nick as he got out of the car. “Wolf! No! Come back,” one of the women shouted. He watched as she clutched the porch rail, coming gingerly down the steps.
Wolf had no intention of listening to his mistress. He ran straight to Nick. He ruffled the dog’s coat and scratch him behind the ears.
“You’ll never get rid of him now. He’ll magically see the word Sucker plastered on your forehead each time he sees you. Just don’t feed him, or he’ll want to move in with you. And unfortunately, the IRS won’t let you claim him as a dependent, no matter how much he eats.”
“Thanks for the warning.” He looked up from petting the dog, and his heart slammed hard within his chest. In front of him stood the ponytailed girl he’d spent a few hours with one summer evening half a lifetime ago. Nick never forgot her easy manner and sweet smile.
He’d opened up to her. Told her of his dreams of playing pro ball and what his favorite books were. He’d given her a parting kiss that somehow, as the years passed, grew sweeter with memory. Nick never set eyes on her again.
Now she stood in front of him once again, the long, honey-blond hair still pulled back into the familiar ponytail. The emerald green eyes that sparkled with interest and just a bit of mischief. It was as if she stepped from yesterday, only older now, her beauty achingly fresh but matured.
Nick rose to his feet, drinking her in, the dream from long ago now reality standing before him.
“Thanks for the warning. I think I’ll let you retain ownership. I’m Nick.”
He held a hand out to her over the dog’s head. The color drained from her face as her smile faded.
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A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for House Hunters addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.
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