What dreams may come…by Lynn Cahoon

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What dreams may come…

In a scene from The Bull Rider’s Manager, Barb Carico stops by Hunter Martin’s house in the suburbs to give him a piece of her mind for missing a meeting and failing to live up to his promise of a quick, painless annulment. When she arrives, she finds a flu stricken Hunter trying to make soup for his niece who’s also sick.

Instead of running for the car, tissue covering her nose and mouth, Barb pushes Hunter aside, sends him to bed and proceeds to finish off lunch for the invalids. When she enters the kitchen, she’s in awe. Everything is top of the line, and oh, so easy to fall in love with. And for not the first time, she questions her career driven lifestyle.

I’ve been there. Trying to juggle the hard, office drone side that pays the bills with the girl who just wants to bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies or try to make sour dough bread (which by the way, isn’t that hard.)

I had two dreams as a pre-teen. I wanted to work in the fashion industry in New York City as a buyer. I love the feel of fabric, the nubby tweeds, the smooth satins, the sheer organza. Or, I wanted to get married and have 12 kids. Neither dream came to pass. I have one very gifted son (who’s now very grown up.) And I’ve worked in the social service industry, health care, and now automotive. No fabric involved anywhere.

And now I write novels part time. And my juvenile dreams are bubbling up in my fiction. Especially when I described Hunter’s kitchen, Cuisinart mixer and all. During the Thanksgiving holiday, I curled on the couch, reading a book and loving the fact I was at home. A vision the career focused twenty-something me would have found hilarious.

Your turn, what kitchen appliance are you asking Santa for this Christmas? (Don’t tell, but I think I have a brand spanking new sewing machine under my tree.)

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Lynn Cahoon is a contemporary romance author with a love of hot, sexy men, real and
imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters to modern cowboys. And her heroines all have one thing in common, their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want. She blogs at her website, A Fairy Tale Life.

Barb Carico’s life is all about business. Now that her best friend has tied the knot with her high school sweetheart and Barb’s new partner, she’s busier than ever. Managing Jesse Sullivan’s career and public persona can be a handful. Add in an aging mother who goes through home health nurses like candy, Barb’s hanging on the edge.

Her one salvation? Hunter Martin, prodigal son of Martin Family Dairy and, hopefully, Jesse’s next sponsor. A promise his father had already made before Hunter took over the public relations department. After his brother’s death, Hunter’s become an instant dad to his seven year old niece. More responsibility. For Hunter, the rodeo weekend with Barb is the perfect excuse to relax.

When their dinner turns into drinks and then a quick trip to a Vegas wedding chapel, both Barb and Hunter agree their nuptials were a mistake. A mistake they consummated the next evening. As soon as they’re home, the marriage will be annulled. That’s what they both want. Or at least what they tell themselves.

Upon their return, Hunter finds that distant relatives are suing him for custody of his niece. The only way for him to keep custody is to design a life that matches the promise of a perfect family. For that, he needs Barb to stay married to him. Hunter would give her anything to go along with the charade.

Barb doesn’t know anything about being a wife or mother but she needs one favor. A favor she’ll trade her lifestyle, independence, and even risk her heart to make come true.

14 thoughts on “What dreams may come…by Lynn Cahoon

  1. Welcome Lynn, I hope you have a wonderful time with lots of comments today. I’ve got just about every appliance known to man but I’d love a refrigerator with french doors in stainless steel. Ah the stuff that dreams are made of.

  2. I love the fact that so many of us are willing to drool over kitchen appliances. LOL. I’d love a sewing machine, or any awesome appliance- that fridge sounds pretty nice. Since I just sat on my glasses, I want those under the tree! LOL. I’m seriously intrigued by your opener. :0)

  3. I have to admit I’m not much for being in the kitchen but I’m hoping some new technology gadget shows up under the tree. Does that count, LOL?

    I can, however, so relate to the conflict of career vs. home, something I’m still juggling.

    BTW, fun plot for the book. Good luck with it!

    maeclair (at) maeclair (dot) com

  4. Hi Lynn, the book sounds like a lovely read. I’m giggling at all of us writing about kitchens. I’m not into new appliances, but I would be if my kitchen was larger. That’s what I would like, a huge kitchen.

    As I read your post, you have me wondering what your MC wants the most. I guess I’ll have to purchase the book to find out.

  5. Um, kitchen appliance? I’m more likely to ask Santa for lawn equipment than a new mixer. LOL

    My hubby is the unabashed cook/chef/baker in our household. (I’m the bottle washer, though.) DH loves to create in the kitchen and I love to eat what he creates. 🙂

    Best of luck with your sales, Lynn!

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