Lily Turner was married to her best friend. Trouble was, it wasn’t much more than that. After the romance ended, so did the marriage.
When Lily met Casey Dunlap at a local café, their attraction was immediate, yet innocent, his sexy charm instantly drawing her in. When their harmless meetings slowly evolved into more than just friends, Lily struggled with the magnetic pull Casey had on her, not knowing what to do.
It should have been easy - she was no longer going to be married. She had no reason to drag her feet…
Except that Casey was nearly fifteen years her junior - only ten years older than her teenage son. What would her kids think? How could she possibly do this?
Lily Turner longs for a very different kind of love than what she shares with her husband - the kind that ignites your body and your soul. Somehow, she and Mark lost that spark or perhaps they never even had it. All that is left is more of a friendship than a marriage. And they both agree that they deserve so much more.
Now they are trying to separate their lives with as much care as they can for the sake of their two children. Everything is going exactly as they planned. Life is moving on. Lily should be happy but all she can feel is lost. Until she sees Casey smile.
I suddenly stand with a thought, walking to my laptop situated on the built-in desk. Taking a seat in the chair, one leg tucked under the other, I research the tolerance of older women dating younger men. Is it such a stigma, these days?
Casey Dunlap is mysteriously drawn to the woman who comes into the café almost every night. She’s unassuming, beautiful and just a little bit sad. The chemistry between them grows stronger with each stolen moment. There’s nothing he wants more than to make her his own but fate has other plans.
So when a tragic accident brings Lily back into his life, Casey is going to fight to prove to her that age is only a number when you finally find forever love.
Staring into his whiskey-colored eyes, I place my hands on his cheeks. “You are so magnificent,” I whisper. “Why me, Casey?”
The Reason is simply an unforgettable reading experience! In her poignant prose, Stacy fashions a uniquely modern love story in all of its pain and glory.
Lily and Casey light up the pages with such a sweet longing that it’s actually palpable. And despite the blatant ageism and injustice that they encounter, they still find a way to stand strong – together.
Their story is completely honest and even frustrating at times. It’s perfectly imperfect. Just the way love should be…
About The Author ~
Stacy M Wray loves writing and reading anything romance - Judy Blume being one of the first authors she read in middle school. After all, a world without love, heartache and angst would prove a boring place to live.
Lover of gray and white cats, craver of all things sweet, enthusiast of hiking and camping, wife of an extremely supportive husband, and mom to two amusing adult children, she realizes life is pretty damn good.
She also appreciates that it's never too late to try something new. Never.
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