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Tracey Baker got out of Blakes Creek to find her purpose in life. She found it in the theatre scene in New York, but after ten years, she’s ready for a change. Working for the community theatre in her hometown is just what she needs—until she sees Ryan Greene.
Ryan Greene crushed on Tracey Baker in school, but he never thought she’d come back to Blakes Creek. When he sees her at the theatre, he’s determined to win her heart. His daughter Maisey is just as determined. She likes Tracey and sets out to prove her dad is Tracey’s Prince Charming.
Love might conquer all, but with the eyes and ears of the town focused on their relationship, Ryan and Tracey will have to prove they can set the stage alight together.
Read an Excerpt
“Okay. Well, why don’t you change out of your costume and into your school clothes for me, then I’ll get you some warm-ups?” Tracey asked. “I’ll have your costume ready for you tomorrow.”
“Thank you.” Maisey skipped to the changing room.
Tracey admired her spunk. The girl did have enthusiasm and rhythm. Tracey turned her attention to Donnah. “I’ve got them all and a few notes. Erin’s fits perfectly now and Maisey’s will be adjusted tonight. It’s nothing drastic.”
“Erin Simec and Maisey are friends, and Erin’s mother is one of the troupe’s biggest benefactors.” Donnah sighed. “She’s also pushy as all get out.”
“She’s here because her father needed somewhere for her to go while he worked. You know her father—Ryan Greene.” Donnah shook her head. “He tries, but he’s got his hands full.”
“Oh?” She remembered Ryan Greene very well. She’d crushed on him all through high school. “Does he need help?” The last she knew he’d married Carol. Was Maisey their daughter?
“With this, yes.” Donnah lowered her voice to a whisper. “Maisey is Jessica’s little girl. She lost custody when she went to jail this last time, but everything hit the fan when she died without a will. Thank God the courts allowed Maisey to be placed with Ryan. He’s all she’s got left. It’s a mess and sad, but he tries so hard, and his two jobs aren’t enough.”
“What about Carol?”
“They split ten years ago. He works for Tom’s Renovation Services and here at the theatre. He’s the head of construction, but you’d think he’s not much more than a worker the way Derek shouts at him. Derek knows Ryan’s a good hard worker and dependable,” Donnah said. “Tom runs him ragged, but so does Derek. Then he’s raising Maisey because his sister was too busy sticking God knows what up her nose then overdosed.”
“Ryan?” She couldn’t wrap her mind around what she’d learned. Ryan wasn’t with Carol, but he’d gained custody of his sister’s daughter, and Jessica had died? It was too much to think about.
“Ryan tries to get Maisey into activities, but everything is so expensive. He can’t afford the gear or doesn’t have time to drive her to the practices. He’s here, so she hangs out with me at the dance studio. I’d love to have her fulltime in the troupe, but if I let everyone dance for free, I wouldn’t be able to pay my bills.”
About the Author:
When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. She’s an active member of the Friends of the Keystone-LaGrange Public library.
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