Day After Forever
Ethan is out to get even with Bradley Wright, Jenna’s father, for ruining his business. Can Ethan make her understand it wasn’t Jenna he wanted to even scores with? Can she understand the cruelty of her father’s long-ago cheating? Jenna can love, and she can despise, the same as Ethan and Bradley— but is she strong enough to save the love Ethan has almost destroyed?
Length: Full Novel
Word Count: 87,777
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available formats: PDF, RTF, Epub, HTML, Mobipocket (.prc)
© Cover Art by Jenny Dixon, November 2012
New Concepts Publishing
Lake Park, GA 31636
This is a work of fiction. All characters, events, and places are of the author's imagination and not to be confused with fact. Any resemblance to living persons or events is merely coincidence.
“Are you able to work now?” Pam eyed her friend, worry putting a deep wrinkle in her forehead.
“Sure. Nothing wrong with me that a lifetime of regret won’t cure.” She stood, hugged Pam, pulled away, and took a deep breath. “What do you have on Calvin Jenkins that would give us a reason to drag his butt into court?”
“If you’re sure?”
“I’m sure. Let’s get all of the files and do a summary. Fax it to Continental and tell them we have witnesses to testify Jenkins is playing golf, boating and skiing.”
“Yeah.” Jenna pulled a file and opened it. “His mistress has pictures of him and a woman besides her at Telluride. She was, you might say, unhappy.”
“Is this a tell-all?”
Jenna looked up. “That would be nice, but I don’t trust the woman. She’s holding out for ten thousand dollars in order to testify.”
“Whew! I’d swear to a lot for that amount.”
Jenna laughed. “No, you wouldn’t. One look at those honest green eyes and they’d know you were lying.”
“Couldn’t I wear contacts or something to hide behind?”
“No.” Jenna put her hand on the ringing phone. “Get Mr. Jenkins on the phone and let’s set up an interview.”
“You have a reason for this request?”
“Sure. His demand for a three million dollar settlement.”
“Oh. That reason.” She grinned at Jenna and went back to her desk.
Jenna felt better. It had helped to unload on Pam. She spoke into the phone. “Hello?”
“Jenna?” Ethan’s voice came through deep and questioning. “Why haven’t you answered my phone calls? What are you doing working? Dr. Crane said to take it easy for a while.”
She held the phone away from her and looked at the receiver. She wanted to slam it down, shatter his eardrums, but what good would that do? Answer him. Answer him as though you don’t give a damn, that his charade cured you of any feelings you’d had for him. That’s a laugh. Ethan would know better. He knew she loved him more than anything on earth.
She swallowed and cleared her throat. “Dr. Crane gave me the okay to return to work. You don’t have to worry about me any more, Ethan. If you ever did. I imagine you were too caught up in your plans to get even with Brad and didn’t have too much extra time to think about me.”
“Jenna.” On his end of the phone line, Ethan closed his eyes and tried not to feel the heartache in her voice. Heartache he’d caused. Without reason. Without justification.
“I have a lot of catching up to do, Ethan, if you’ve finished with your instructions.”
“Dammit, Jenna, I need to talk to you. I won’t be home for several more days. The problem here is extensive, and.”
“Solve your problem and leave me alone. I don’t need or want anything else from you. You’ve done enough.” She did what she’d always wanted to do, slammed the receiver in someone’s ear as hard as she could. She’d never thought it would be Ethan’s ear.