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𝘽𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙏𝙬𝙤 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙆𝙤𝙣𝙖 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙇𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙙𝙚𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚, 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚, 𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙨, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙚𝙢𝙥𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙬𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙖 𝙛𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙡𝙮 𝙨𝙖𝙜𝙖 𝙨𝙚𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙞𝙨𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙃𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙞𝙞. 𝙏𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙, 𝙚𝙖𝙘𝙝 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙗𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙖𝙨 𝙖 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙚.
𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘦𝘭𝘦 𝘔𝘰𝘢𝘯𝘢 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘮 𝘠𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘦’𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩. 𝘔𝘢𝘦𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘳, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘮 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘖𝘢𝘩𝘶.
𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘰𝘯.
𝘋𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘔𝘢𝘦𝘭𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘒𝘢𝘶𝘢𝘪 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘮 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘶𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘓𝘰𝘴 𝘈𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘴.
𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘮 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘺, 𝘔𝘢𝘦𝘭𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘪𝘯. 𝘏𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺’𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵.
𝘽𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙏𝙬𝙤 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙆𝙤𝙣𝙖 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙇𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙚𝙩 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙞𝙨𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙆𝙖𝙪𝙖𝙞. 𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙪𝙣 𝙍𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙨 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙙𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙮, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙜 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙫𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙧 𝙞𝙣 𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙜𝙤.
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The dolphins splashed and squealed and played, spinning around close enough to rock our board. Warren paddled backward, ensuring we kept a safe distance. We sat in silence for about ten minutes more until one by one, they swam away.
Don’t go. I thought. Make him hold me for a little while longer.
“I found them the other day and thought of you. Wanted you to see this.”
“Will they stay? How long will they be here?”
“Each pod is different. Some migrate, some just stay in one territory. It’s hard to tell whether these are the ones that I saw the other day. The reef makes for an abundance of food around here.” “What an experience. I’ve never been this close to anything
like that. Thank you for bringing me here.”
“This is what I want, Andie. I don’t know much about you. I know you’re probably just passing through. But while you’re here, I’m going to make sure that moments like this make it hard for you to forget me.”
I smiled from ear to ear, excited about what I’d just witnessed and amazed at the comfort I felt with someone I hardly knew.
“In fact,” he said, holding out his arms to make sure I didn’t fall while I turned around to face him, legs crossed in applesauce. “I’d like to give you a moment like this every week, no questions asked. We don’t have to explain anything to anyone, you don’t have to tell me anything you don’t want to about who you are or what you’ve done or didn’t do. No past, just the present. We can offer each other a fresh start.” His head moved closer, until my nose almost touched his. There was an undulating rhythm in the water. I rose up, he went down; he rose up, I went down. It only served to heighten the voltage that ran between his touch and my skin. His eyes turned dark and ominous. “And every weekend, until you leave, you’re mine.”
“Um, so weekends are really busy at the coffee shop,” I said with a flirtatious grin, trying to resist his charm. That smile was getting to me. I couldn’t tear my eyes away from his mouth.
“Not so fast, pretty lady. Fridays then. We go on a Moments Tour every Friday. Deal?” He offered me his hand. What did I have to lose?
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Read the First Chapter HERE!
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Four years ago, after experiencing a great loss in her life, Anna Gomez, who writes as Christine Brae, decided that it was time to channel her feelings on paper and see where it would take her. She never imagined that her words would touch the hearts of many women with the same stories to tell. With an established fan base and a dedicated following, Anna Gomez has published six novels, three of which have won Literary Awards: The Light in the Wound series, Insipid, In this Life, Eight Goodbyes and the Year I Left .
Anna Gomez is a hopeless romantic who writes about real life, flawed characters and the saving grace of unconditional love. Her experience of living and growing up in a foreign country plays a large part in her stories. Her full-time career and ability to travel extensively also add flair and individuality to the vividly written settings in her books. They transport the reader to faraway places and make them feel like they’ve been there before. Anna’s inspiration stems from the people she meets and the places that she’s seen. Her stories are realistic and honest, thought-provoking and impactful. Her love for poetry is evident in her writing style.
Anna is Chief Financial Officer and Partner of No Fixed Address, a network of global advertising agencies, and lives in Chicago with her husband and three children.
Kristoffer Polaha is best-known for his long starring role in the critically acclaimed series Life Unexpected (The CW). Other TV series credits include Get Shorty with Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd, the limited series Condoropposite William Hurt and Max Irons, The CW’s Ringer (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Valentine, as well as North Shore(FOX).
In addition to co-starring with Rainn Wilson in Backstrom (FOX), he had a multi-season role on the acclaimed series Mad Men (AMC) and Castle (ABC). Polaha is also well-known for starring in Hallmark Channel movies such as Dater’s Handbook with Meghan Markle, and the Mystery 101 franchise on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Polaha first received attention for his portrayal of John F. Kennedy, Jr. in the TV movie, America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, opposite Portia de Rossi. He has appeared in numerous independent features, including Where Hope Grows, Devil’s Knot (Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon), and the Tim Tebow film, Run the Race.
Polaha has a featured role opposite Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984 and in Jurassic World: Dominion.
In addition to his work as an actor, producer, and director, Polaha is branching into the book world by co-authoring a new series. He is also involved with several charitable organizations, including being an ambassador for World Vision, a board member for HerArtsInAction, and The Polaha Family Circus Foundation.
Polaha was born in Reno, Nevada, and he is married to actress Julianne Morris. They have three sons.
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