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THE MERRY-GO-ROUND by DONNA FASANO
When Lauren divorces her husband, she has one thought on her mind…stepping off the merry-go-round. However, her life quickly turns into a three-ring circus: her hypochondriac father moves in, her ex is using her shower when she’s not home, and her perky assistant is pushing her out into the fearsome dating world. She also has to decide if the vintage merry-go-round she was awarded in the divorce settlement is a blessing or a bane. As if Lauren’s personal life isn’t chaotic enough, this slightly jaded attorney is overrun with a cast of quirky characters who can’t stay on the right side of the law. What’s a woman to do? She can allow life to spin her in circles forever. Or she can reach out and grab the brass ring.
THE MERRY-GO-ROUND by DONNA FASANO
Her attaché thumped against the door of courtroom number three as she grabbed the handle. The room was empty and quiet as they made their way up the center aisle and took seats at the plaintiff’s table. Lauren snapped open her soft leather case and pulled out the file containing her divorce papers.
Papers that were missing a vital signature. And it wasn’t hers.
She spent a few minutes studying her notes and mulling over all the arguments and rebuttals that might arise. The court clerk entered from one of the two doors located behind the judge’s bench, perused the room and then ducked back inside the office.
“The judge must be ready to start,” Lauren told her father, glancing at her watch. One minute before nine. “It’s just like Greg to be late. Never takes a single thing seriously.” Dipping her gaze to her notes again, she murmured, “He’s probably rescuing some poor, decrepit soul out there somewhere.” If there was a poor, decrepit soul within a hundred mile radius of Sterling Greg would find it, that was certain.
A few minutes later, the door at the main entrance to the courtroom swung open and Greg waltzed in. Lauren forced herself not to turn around, keeping her eyes glued to the documents in front of her. But she could see his loose, breezy stride in her mind’s eye. And she could easily imagine his attire: battered, steel-toed Wolverines, worn blue jeans and t-shirt. If he’d decided to dress up for the occasion, he might have gone all out and donned a polo shirt.
With her arm firmly twisted behind her back, she’d have admitted the fact that, when they’d first met Greg’s blue-collar style had appealed to her. He was different from the men she’d dated—the studious collegians that had made up her social circle while she’d earned her law degree.
Soft, worn denim had the ability to hug a man’s rear like no other fabric. And the physical nature of Greg’s work tightened his glutes to pinch-tempting firmness. The memory had heat flushing Lauren’s face.
She’d grown adept at ignoring her husband altogether. The practice had kept her sane for months now. But to force those inappropriate images from her brain, she lifted her gaze to the empty court clerk’s desk and snipped, “It’s good that some people finally decided to show up.”
“Good morning to you, too, Lauren.”
About the author, Donna Fasano….
USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano has written over 30 romance and women’s fiction novels. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide.
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Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Donna-Fasano/e/B001HCXJW6/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1398623924&sr=8-2-ent
**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Donna will give away an ebook copy of THE MERRY-GO-ROUND (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, or iBook) to one reader who comments on her Monday Interview or Wednesday Book Bench blogs. Don’t miss this chance to read this story. Thanks, Donna, for sharing your story with us!