Love Them and Leave Them
Sometimes you have to leave the one you love … sometimes you’re the one who’s left behind.
another excellent read from Sue Shepherd
Love Them and Leave Them is a story of love, families, friendship and a world of possibilities. Whichever decision Ed makes, the same people are destined to come into his daughter’s life, sometimes in delightfully different ways. And before they can look forward to the future, they will all have to deal with the mistakes of the past.
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Ed – Six years ago
There was scarcely a moment for Ed to make his decision. Gazing wide-eyed back at him, the rabbit seemed rooted to the spot. It was directly in his line of fire, and if it didn’t move in the next five seconds, he was going to squash it flat. The rain was hammering down, the tyres of Ed’s beloved Avensis barely touching the tarmac.
Ed shouted pointlessly for the rabbit to move. It remained. Ed tooted his horn. The rabbit was oblivious to the approaching vehicle. Ed wondered if he should just hit the stupid thing? Would it damage the car? He loved this car, he’d not had it long. On the other hand, swerving to avoid the creature was surely a crazy idea, particularly in this downpour.
Only metres away, Ed couldn’t do it. Who knew what kind of sickening sound a great fat bunny like that would make on impact? Plus, he was just too worried about scratching the front of his car. With a rapid movement, Ed snatched the steering wheel to the right, his wheels narrowly avoiding the stationary animal. Sadly, those same wheels locked, sending him into a skid. Ed’s car began aquaplaning across the road. He’d made a catastrophic decision, which he regretted instantly. The rabbit, at last roused from its trance, darted its way to the safety of the grass verge, where it disappeared into a bush, to the sound of a ton of metal colliding head-on with a large oak tree.
On his way home, Ed makes a split-second decision that changes the lives of all those who love him.
Six years on, Ed’s daughter, Jessie, is stuck in a job with no prospects, her dreams never fulfilled. It will take more than her unreliable boyfriend, Chris, and temperamental best friend, Coco, to give her the confidence to get her life back on track.
But what if Ed had made another decision? It could all have been so different …
Six years on, Ed’s daughter, Jessica, has a successful career, loving boyfriend, Nick, and a keen eye on her dream home. But when new clients, a temperamental Coco, and her unreliable boyfriend, Chris, walk into her life, Jessica’s perfect world soon starts to unravel.
Sue Shepherd writes contemporary romance and enjoys creating novels with heart, laughs and naughtiness. She doesn’t pull any punches when choosing her subjects, but manages to handle her characters’ challenging situations with sensitivity and humour. Her debut novel, Doesn't Everyone Have a Secret? was published by Corazon Books in March 2015. It reached the top 10 UK Kindle chart, and also topped the romantic comedy, contemporary romance and humour charts. It became available in paperback on Amazon in November 2015.
Sue’s second novel, Love Them and Leave Them, was published in September 2016.
Sue lives on the picturesque Isle of Wight with her husband, two sons and a standard poodle. Her passions in life are: her family, writing, the sea-side and all the beautiful purple things her sons have bought her over the years. Ask Sue to plan too far in advance and you'll give her the heebie-jeebies and she'd prefer you not to mention Christmas until at least November!
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