Thirty Eight Days
By: Len Webster
Publication: June 18th, 2014 Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Nolan Parker and Clara Lawrence never saw eye to eye. In fact, if you asked Clara she would tell you that Nolan Parker hated every thing about her. They never shared any form of connection besides Alex Lawrence. She was Alex’s bratty sister and he was Alex’s best friend, they never stood a chance. Five years have passed and almost 12,000 miles have kept them separated, both living completely different lives. Unchanged perceptions and expectations should have kept them apart. But when Nolan returns, the foundations of their relationship is sure to change. Their story was meant to end the day Nolan left for Stanford. But what if seeing each other after five years was the game changer? What if this was their one chance to rewrite their relationship or were they always destined to never be more?
“Hey, yourself.” He turned to her and smiled, giving her a perfect view of his incredibly defined abs, broad shoulders, and his large arms. Clara mentally groaned. She wanted to feel each ripple of muscle under her fingertips.
Oh God, I’m so screwed.
“That shirt?” She faked her annoyance. Fantasies already invading her thoughts, causing her to blush and refuse to make eye contact with him.
“Your breakfast,” he replied, and placed a bowl of fresh fruit and yogurt in front of her, dodging her question. “Alex would kick my ass if I didn’t feed you. So pass on last night’s dinner and this breakfast to him,” he said, wiping his hands on a tea towel. Clara moved her fruit around the yogurt before starting to eat a piece of cubed fruit at a time.
“Sure, I’ll tell him you’re trying to poison me to quicken his return.”
The truth is, Len Webster is a romance-loving Melbournian with dreams of finding her version of ‘The One’. She calls Australia home, but secretly wishes a man with a beautiful accent would whisk her away. She’s been called a hopeless romantic and a firm believer of happily ever afters, which she doesn’t object to.
When Len isn’t acting as the voice of her characters, you can find her drowning in business textbooks as she slaves over her Bachelor degree. She spends more time than she should daydreaming of her next Europe adventure or swooning over Mr. Darcy.
Len can be found sitting at her University library, earphones in, and writing instead of studying. If she could, she would own a cupcake bakery just for an endless supply of red velvet cupcakes. Her best friends are a hot cup of tea, a warm jumper and her MacBook, ready to write to her heart’s content.