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About Don't Walk Away...
“Finding love was never part of the plan.”
Leah Phillips doesn’t think she deserves happiness. For ten years, she’s blamed herself for the disastrous end of her marriage. After so much pain, she can’t imagine finding joy.
Morgan Alexander is a corporate Superman with a reputation for swooping in and saving the day. He’s created a blueprint for success. But he has no idea the biggest challenge he’ll meet is in the form of a 5’4” honey-skinned, single mom named Leah.
When their worlds collide, clever plans prove no match for the demands of love. Do they follow the new path placed before them or do they walk away?
The candlelight from the votive on their table created an ambience that relaxed Leah and made her glad she’d accepted the dinner invitation. The seafood restaurant he’d chosen was located right above the marina at the Inner Harbor. Floor to ceiling windows framed an endless view of black with occasional twinkles on the face of the water. Except for three other couples, the place was almost empty. Leah was glad for that. She liked the idea of having Morgan all to herself, but she couldn’t forget her own rule about them not dating. She had no right to yearn for his kiss again, yet she couldn’t shake the reminiscence of tasting his succulent lips.
“Did you enjoy your food?” His eyes communicated something else, a question where he asked for permission to touch her and even though the words were not spoken, he reached across the table to take Leah’s hand.
“Yes, very much.”
“You have very soft hands. You know that?” The steady rhythm of his hand rubbing hers was doing things that made being in a public place uncomfortable. Each stroke of his flesh across hers made her mouth drier and her panties wetter. Leah crossed her legs and cleared her throat.
“No. But I’ll take your word for it.” She withdrew her hand from his.
Morgan smiled. “You’re not going to make this easy for me, are you?”
“It seems you’ve got the impression this is easy for me.” She raised her brow in a questioning gesture.
“It’s not, Morgan.”
“Well, let’s make it easy.”
Victoria Kennedy is Baltimore-based writer who writes about the complexity, resilience, and beauty of Black love. In Where Love Goes (2016) she explores the dynamics of love across the Diaspora. Included in this is The Uninvited Guest a short story which has been adapted into
an eponymous stage play. Her debut novel, Sometimes Love, was published in 2017 by Brown Girls Books.
Victoria’s work can also be found in The Dating Game (Brown Girls Books), Welter, and on her blog victoriakennedywritenow.wordpress.com.
She is the founder of Zora’s Den, a sisterhood of Black women writers who gather virtually and in person to provide support, encouragement, and sisterhood within the local and global community of black women writers. What started as an invitation-only Facebook group, has grown into a writing workshop series, a monthly writers’ circle, and a reading series, In Our Own Words.
Victoria holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts and her second novel Don’t Walk Away, was released in March 2019.
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