Previously part of the Love Paws Anthology, this novella by Rene Folsom is part of the Playing Games series. It is a spinoff and can be read on its own. (Though you REALLY want to read the series.)A quick and fun read that gave me an hour to escape life and just enjoy Rene's great writing. A spinoff from the Playing Games Series, this novella follows Samantha and the aftermath of her missing pup. From the moment I started reading Sam's story I knew it was going to be fun. I wanted that happy ending without all of the chaos a full novel brings. Not that I don't want a full novel, because I do. This was a fun read that gives you a glimpse into all of the characters in this series. If you haven't read the Playing Games series by Rene Folsom, you will want to now! Second chance love. Ish. You will see. It is a fun story about a past crush becoming a present possibility. Don't miss it.
While burying herself into her editing job, Samantha Cline struggles to come to terms with the fact that her love life is dormant… and has been for quite some time. Every sickly sweet love story she has to edit continuously reminds her of how impractical romance is. Aside from her loyal group of friends who have their own relationship drama, she settles for companionship of the canine variety with her best bud, Chance. In truth, there’s only one man who has ever turned Sam’s head, though she’d never admit it aloud. She remembers watching him train horses on her dad’s farm as a teenager, and no other man has ever measured up. Now that he’s been living next door to her for a few years, she can’t help but wish he’d glance her way and show some sort of recognition. Sam is finally pushed over the edge when her dog runs off, forcing her to reassess her lot in life and what it would take to heal her heart in his absence. Then, one stormy night, her very sexy neighbor shows up on her doorstep, stealing her breath away with his presence. After a rather awkward encounter, Sam can’t help but wonder if she’ll lose her chance for good. Note: This contemporary romance companion novella is a spin off in the Playing Games series, contains adult situations meant for ages 18+, and stands alone for your reading enjoyment. Goodreads|Amazon $.99