Title: High Hopes
Author: Sue Lilley
Publisher: Sue Lilley
Cover Artist: Humble Nations
Release Date: April 19, 2016
Romance Genre(s): Contemporary
About the Book
“It was one stolen night. He was my soulmate and I’d never felt more alive. I couldn’t tell him I got pregnant. It would’ve ruined everything. But now his daughter wants to meet him and I need to make things right.” Another tear escaped down her cheek. “Everybody’s going to hate me.”
Three friends are rocked when a 20-year secret blows their world apart. Steamy, passionate, and unpredictable. If you like sizzling love triangles you won’t want to miss it.
Grace has kept her heart-breaking secret for twenty years – a love child she gave up for adoption. She was a penniless student - how could she raise a baby alone? Then she receives a letter out of the blue. Her long-lost daughter is searching for answers.
Her two best friends are married and don’t know one of them is the girl’s father. If Grace confesses now, the marriage will be destroyed and it will surely be the end of their lifelong friendship. But what choice does Grace have?
Set in the wilds of Poldark-country – the stormy cliffs and windswept beaches of picturesque Cornwall – an engrossing saga filled with suspense, simmering jealousy and heartbreak. Can a future be built on the quicksand of secrets and lies? Surely there can be no second chances when three friends discover they don’t know each other at all.
She opened the back door to find Danny already drenched. “You can’t work in this.”
“Takes more than a bit of rain to put me off my stride.”
He tugged off his gauntlets and wandered over. Too late, she remembered when she’d put on her jeans and white tee, she hadn’t bothered with a bra. A raindrop ran off his eyebrow as he admired her misbehaving nipples. Was he going to make a habit of catching her without her clothes on?
“I’ll make you some tea. How do you like it?”
“No sugar, I’m sweet enough.”
He yanked off his beanie, shrugging out of his waxed jacket to hang it on the back of the door. He hadn’t shaved and should’ve looked untidy. But his faded grey T-shirt skimmed the contours of his chest and she had to drag her eyes away.
He picked up his mug, ignoring the handle as he leaned against the counter, far too close for comfort when he was enjoying such an eyeful. She’d never seen anyone smile with their eyebrows. Couldn’t he drink the damn tea and let her escape to get dressed?
“I wouldn’t say no to a bacon roll. Or sausage, at a push, if I have to slum it. I can take the tea outside, if it’s too much effort to talk to me? Nice and crispy. Brown sauce. No butter.”
She ought to find his cockiness annoying. With everything that was going on, she couldn’t possibly think she fancied him. And why, while the rashers were sizzling in the pan, was she tempted to run upstairs and put make up on, when all she needed was a sweater?
When the bacon was ready, she thrust her arms into the old aran cardigan everyone wore for pottering round the garden. Danny was on the overgrown lawn, empty cup in hand, by a mound of weeds and thistles he’d been tearing from the beds. She blushed as his eye swept over the cardigan, as though he could see right through the chunky wool. What was wrong with her? She didn’t have the time or the inclination to be distracted by a killer smile and a six-pack.
He finished his sandwich in a couple of bites and wiped his mouth with kitchen roll. It was a nice mouth. It did funny things to her knees. Even if he did look all sexy and muddy, when had she become such a pushover? She had more important things to be dealing with…
Described as an exciting new voice in Women’s Fiction, Sue Lilley lives in the north east of England, when she isn’t escaping somewhere else in her imagination. She is often found eavesdropping for inspiration. Her first two novels were well received. Another Summer is “an alluring example of its genre”. High Hopes is “a story that holds immense appeal for readers who like plots containing sizzling love triangles.” She is hard at work on her third novel.
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