Senator Jordan Dupré is reluctant to revisit her past. That thought crumbles at the sight of Deacon Burke. His commanding presence and charming smile transports her back to her youth. Back then, she kissed, loved, lied, and left him—taking a life-changing secret with her.
Scorned by Jordan’s dishonesty, Deke swears he never wants to see her lying face again. However, his heart knows better, and he never stops thinking of her. When Jordan’s husband is killed, Deke is summoned to the Senator’s aid, by an unlikely source—Unfortunately, he brings a secret of his own.
Will secrets from their past reignite their cherished moments?
1. What’s your name? Does it mean anything?
I’m Deacon Burke. My friends call me Deke. Does my name mean anything? To Jordan, I hope it means love.
2. What’s your main goal in life?
Well, at this moment, my goal is to persuade Jordan that my heart is still hers. Even though she kissed, loved, lied to and left me, taking a secret with her. I have it from a reliable source that she never stopped loving me.
3. What do you do with your free time?
I’m always on the go. So, any free time I have is spent with family.
4. What’s your living space like?
Lonely, at times. But, that’s the way it is when you live out of a suitcase, I guess.
5. What do you do for a living? Do you enjoy your work?
I’m in the procurement business. I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t enjoy it. I guess I could have just said yes I love what I do. Because I do.
Although Jordan hid it with a politician’s finesse, she was speechless when she saw Deke. Her unaffected expression gave way the longer Deacon Burke gazed into her eyes. Was he thinking of her, the woman who left him floundering when she disappeared without a trace?
Deke stood—his expression blank. Apparently, he was also frozen in time.
Eyes wide and mouth agape, time had certainly stopped for her.
“Long time, no see,” he remarked, closing the space between them.
As Jordan cleared her throat, she regained her composure. “That’s an understatement.”
With a sparkle in his eye, he seemed to scrutinize her from head to toe. Embarrassed beneath his gaze, Jordan blushed. No longer was she the stick-thin; spunky, grad-student. Dressed in a colorful sleeveless top that accentuated the tone of her brown skin, she’d filled out in all the right places. Her tight jeans emphasized her mature, but curvy figure. Did this full-grown woman still mesmerize him?
Deke looked into her face. “Age hasn’t impacted your beauty. Your brown eyes are still as beautiful as ever.”
Uncertain of her response, Jordan drew a cleansing breath, and then moistened her lips.
With his eyes fixed on her lips, Deke beamed.
Had her innocent gesture sent him back to another time and place, when they once enjoyed each other?
I’m a cruise-loving, people-watching, picture-snapping baby boomer with time on my hands. So, I write sweet and spicy relationship-based mainstream contemporary romantic love stories.
I’ve enjoyed this opportunity to share. Thanks, Melissa.
Thank you for sharing with us! ~Melissa