I couldn’t be more pleased to announce the re-release of The Better Man complete with a new and GORGEOUS cover!
Lorelei Warren is facing every bride’s nightmare; she’s been left at the altar with nothing but a Dear Jane letter from the cheating groom, and a church full of friends and family. Will Draper, her best friend and the best man is there to pick up the pieces. He’s been in love with Lorelei for years and he can’t resist her. Now Lori has to decide what direction her life will head, especially when it comes to Will. Can she risk losing his friendship or is what she feels for Will worth pursuing?
“Why did he do this, Will? Why like this?”
“I have no idea.”
His voice was close. She opened her eyes and found him sitting on the floor next to her. “I had no clue he was unhappy or even seeing someone else. I feel like such an idiot.” Anger flashed hot in her belly again.
“Don’t, because you’re not.”
“Easy for you to say. You’re not in my place right now.” Despite the warmth in his gray eyes, she didn’t want comfort. Misery raged inside, pushing at her chest, and stuck in her throat until she thought she would choke on it.
Will lifted her hand in his and held it, his thumb stroking gently.
Reluctantly, Lori allowed him the contact and concentrated on the soothing touch, letting it sink into her skin. A long moment passed. Her heartbeat slowed from a rapid hammer to a steadier rhythm.
“I guess I can’t hide here all day. Won’t solve anything.” She drew in a breath and slowly released it to disperse the tension that had her heart in a stranglehold. “Gotta face all the people out there. It’s going to be horrible.”
Will squeezed her hand and bumped her shoulder with his. “They love you and they’ll be fine. You’ll be fine.”
She grimaced at his promise. “I don’t want them to feel sorry for me.”
Will pushed himself to his feet and held his hand out to her. She didn’t accept it for a long moment, but regarded him with interest, wondering why he’d been able to calm her. If one of her bridesmaids were here, no doubt she’d whip Lori into a frenzy. Instead, Will managed to steady her. She accepted his hand, allowing him to help her to her feet.