Crazy In Love by Lani Diane Rich
By Lani Diane Rich
Flynn Daly is popping thirty. And thirty is the age the place she has to, gulp, get a task. not only any activity, yet a role operating for her genuine property rich person father, a guy who's uninterested in helping his daughter via her many careers. So while their great-aunt Esther Goodhouse, proprietress of a historical hotel nestled in Nowhere, long island, dies, Flynn reveals herself smack dab within the state, contending with a resort employees that's not sure in their new boss, a scruffy, attractive ex-policeman named Jake Turner who's confident that Esther's demise wasn't as common because it appeared, and the ghost of Aunt Esther herself, who begins displaying up in Flynn's desires and undoing all of the own touches that Flynn attempts to make to her new domestic.
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Hadn't he told her that there was no way he would ever allow some overeducated quack to interfere in his private life? "Counseling won't help," he said quietly. "It might. We could at least give it a try. " Chris was sure she'd heard him incorrectly. " I Y "They let me go," he said without further elaboration. Chris saw the words bouncing around in front of her eyes, like the errant particles of dust hanging in the sunlight, and tried to grab hold of them, get them to stay still long enough for her to understand their implications, but they refused to be so easily corralled.
Chris looked up and down the quiet street. Four houses down, the Albrights were replacing their old roof with cedar shingles, their decaying brick chimney with gleaming new copper. Tony said they were crazy, that the copper would eventually turn green, look ugly. Chris disagreed. She thought it would look nice. Other changes were coming. The O'Connors, who lived halfway down the block on the other side of the street, were talking about adding another room to their red-brick house in the spring, an idea that was causing considerable muttering among several of the neighbors who thought the integrity of the neighborhood might be threatened.
Vicki asked. "Not Ron," Barbara told her. "I think it was Jesus," Chris said. " Susan asked, coming back into the room. "Apparently even Jesus talked about it," Vicki said. "You're going to burn in hell. " Barbara laughed. "We're all going to burn," Chris concurred, thinking this was probably true. " Tony asked, bounding into the kitchen, kissing Chris on the forehead before heading for the fridge. " Chris watched her husband grab a handful of ice-cold beers from the freezer. "Are you kidding?