About the Book
After a disastrous failed engagement, Sydney Hampson is leaving her past—and her faith—behind to focus on her career instead. However, following through with her new, albeit misguided, resolution proves easier said than done when former classmate, and reformed bully, Grant Williams signs on with her company, and they must work closely together. Grant Williams gave up his teenage antics years ago, and now he’s looking forward to a future that includes a strong relationship with God. When he realizes he’ll be working with none other than Sydney Hampson—the girl he had a secret crush on throughout high school—he couldn’t be more thrilled. Until he discovers she’s not the same caring, compassionate woman she used to be. When a business trip gone awry leaves the pair stranded in the middle of a snowstorm, Grant sees his chance to make things right and put their past wrongs behind them…if only Sydney can get over her distrust of men. And with a conniving coworker working to destroy Sydney’s happiness, no matter the cost, can she put her faith back in God and learn to trust in Grant before she loses her chance at happiness?
Excerpt from the Book
Note: The below excerpt takes place while Grant and Sydney (ex-classmates and now coworkers) are stranded in their company car during a snowstorm. Grant confesses he’d had a crush on Sydney in high school and the following exchange ensues:
Sydney swallowed hard, her face growing red. She had no idea how to respond to this news. Sure, it had been fourteen years ago, but was Grant basically admitting that he’d had a crush on her? “But what … I mean … why?”
It was Grant’s turn to look embarrassed. “I really admired you.”
“You did not,” Sydney said, brushing off his compliment. “You’re just saying that now because we’re about to freeze to death.”
Grant laughed at her exaggeration. “No, I’m serious. I really did. I thought you had it all together, and I liked how you didn’t seem to care what people said about you. You were really nice and really smart. What was there not to like?” …
Sydney let his comments soak in. “You liked me so much so that you never told me, huh?” she asked, her tone a mixture of sarcasm and melancholy.
“I know, Sydney. I was a coward back then. I cared more about my friends than about most things. Definitely more than your feelings or even my own desires. … I know it’s stupid, but, I told you, I’m a different person now.”
She glanced at him with an almost regretful expression. “Yeah, so am I.”
“I bet you could still channel your inner high school self,” Grant said teasingly.
His tone was all congeniality, but Sydney could hear the truth there too. She stared off into the distance, a twinge of sadness in her eyes. “Maybe.”
About the Author
Katy Eeten lives with her husband and two sons in southeast Wisconsin, despite her dislike of cold weather. She works full time in the business world, but writing is her true passion. Katy is a new author whose debut novel, Christian romance “Blast From Her Past” published by Anaiah Press, released earlier this year. When she’s not working or writing, she can be found taking walks, baking goodies, dining out, or simply spending time with her family.
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