Welcome friends and writers to almost July. Are we having fun or what? This week my eight is devoted to The Catch, released in late May by Vanilla Heart, the best small publishing company ever.
The woman in his bed sat up and shoved him hard and said, “Time’s up, handsome.”
Tom Donnelly rolled over and blinked awake.“My name’s Vicki in case you’ve forgotten.” He attempted his winning grin; it didn’t work and then the fog lifted to recall speaking to an escort service for a date.
Naked, Vicki stalked to the bathroom with an armload of clothes picked up on the way. Five minutes later, money in her tight fist, Vicki came running out of the bathroom to scream in his face saying, “The deal was a thousand dollars, I count five hundred so where’s the rest?” Hands on voluptuous hips she glared at him.
Head pounding from the world’s worst hangover, Tom staggered out of bed and lurched to his dresser; face flushed, he handed her four hundred fifty dollars and said, “Sorry. I’ll make it up next time.”
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Tom Donnelly, once known as The Catch – every woman’s dream guy, has fallen down every rung of the ladder he once worked so hard to climb. On New Year’s Day, he realizes just how far he’s fallen, and makes a list of resolutions to change his life. He vows to regain the trust lost from his family, his law firm, and his friends – and maybe even find the right woman this time.
He crosses paths with Joanne McKenna Friedman – a smart young lawyer, beautiful on the outside, damaged on the inside. Joanne’s secret past leaves her distrustful of everyone. Until a court case comes up to threaten her career and even her life, and she turns to Tom for help.