Book 2.5 of the Daddy’s Girls Series
Released June 21, 2013
Rereleased with new cover and fully formatted September 26, 2013
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High school sweethearts manage to make it through college into the working world still together and going strong. From the start of their relationship Jake has made very clear his apprehension to marriage. Kenna understood going into this nine years ago that with Jake there would never be a ring or white dress.
Now seeing their friends so eager to make such a serious commitment in their own relationships a crack begins to form in Jake and Kenna’s once solid foundation.
Will Kenna ever open up and share her dreams with Jake? Can Jake overcome his childhood issues? Is Kenna willing to accept things just as they are forever? Will her desire for a more serious commitment make her change her feelings for her one love? Is Jake enough alone or does Kenna demand more than he can give? Can they move forward full throttle into their future together?
Windows rolled down, radio turned up, just cruising. I have to get out of my head. Normally, I would turn off the radio relishing in the sounds of my engine. Right now, though, silence is an excruciating torture. Even the road noise, as the tires roll on or the gears changing as I shift up and down, doesn’t bring me solace.
Momma always told me, “Never settle for less Kenna Jean.” Is that what I am doing with Jake? In all these years his stance on marriage hasn’t budged at all. Can I accept never having that?
What about kids? Jake is and has always been adamant that he doesn’t want children. When we were in high school and college it was easy to agree with. I was so focused on my education and career goals, there was no way I could think of having kids.
Now school is done and I love my career choice; Jake and I are financially stable. Thinking of a baby takes on a different thought process for me. To have a baby, that would be the true joining of me and Jake. A creation from the love Jake and I share doesn’t seem like a bad idea. A piece of me, a piece of him, always together, watching over he or she, raising the child together, always connected. Even if we never marry I would like to be called ‘mommy’ one day.
Then I think to the name thing. By not being married, I wouldn’t share a last name with my kids. That is unacceptable for me. There it is, to have a baby, to be a family I do need that level of commitment from Jake.
Finally having some clarity, I turn down the volume on the radio. It’s time to get real with myself. Yes, I want the whole shebang, the whole nine yards. I long to have the ring, the dress, the wedding, the name, the two point five kids, a dog, a goldfish, and the damn white picket fence.
There is a freedom in being honest with yourself. Facing Jake with this, however, is anything but a free feeling. Am I prepared to lose Jake for my dreams of having a family of my own?
About the Author
Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming. Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice. Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works. When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in. She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.