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Make Me Stay

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Make Me Stay

Hope Series, Book 5
The New York Times bestselling author of Love After All and the Play-by-Play series delivers a new novel about how love sometimes has plans of its own.
Having left his hometown of Hope years ago, only one thing could persuade architect Reid McCormack to come home for a lengthy stay—the challenge of renovating a historic building. But once the job is finished, he'll be headed back to Boston, no matter how much he's drawn to beautiful florist Samantha Reasor.
Samantha watches over her elderly grandmother and pours a piece of herself into every floral creation she designs. Her crush on Reid has been blooming for a while now, but she's reluctant to act on it. A temporary fling isn't what she's looking for, even if Reid is smoking hot and super sexy. She wants a real, permanent, forever kind of love.
Two people with different goals couldn't possibly work, and yet as their attraction grows into something deeper, maybe falling in love is the one thing Samantha and Reid can build a future on.
The New York Times bestselling author of Love After All and the Play-by-Play series delivers a new novel about how love sometimes has plans of its own.
Having left his hometown of Hope years ago, only one thing could persuade architect Reid McCormack to come home for a lengthy stay—the challenge of renovating a historic building. But once the job is finished, he'll be headed back to Boston, no matter how much he's drawn to beautiful florist Samantha Reasor.
Samantha watches over her elderly grandmother and pours a piece of herself into every floral creation she designs. Her crush on Reid has been blooming for a while now, but she's reluctant to act on it. A temporary fling isn't what she's looking for, even if Reid is smoking hot and super sexy. She wants a real, permanent, forever kind of love.
Two people with different goals couldn't possibly work, and yet as their attraction grows into something deeper, maybe falling in love is the one thing Samantha and Reid can build a future on.
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    Chapter One



    Reid McCormack stood in the middle of the main floor of the old mercantile in downtown Hope, his boots kicking around years' worth of dust and debris. The ceiling was collapsing, the original wood floor had seen years of use, and some of the floorboards were worn down to holes. He'd already been to the second and third floor to check things out. The original staircase leading to the second floor should probably be condemned. Plumbing was shit, electrical was shot, and the list of crap items he ticked off in his head should be giving him nightmares.

    But Reid had a vision of what this place could be—of what it once had been. As an architect, he built from new—he'd never done work on anything historical. He was an architect, but he was also a licensed contractor. He'd done renovation work here and there, but nothing of this scope.

    As he studied the blueprints for the old mercantile he'd agreed to renovate, he still had no idea what he was doing back in his hometown, or why he'd agreed to this job.

    It was a big project, and he had plenty of projects with his company in Boston. Shifting responsibilities over had been a giant pain in the ass, as was taking a leave of absence and putting his company—his baby—in the hands of his associates. He'd sweated blood and risked a hell of a lot of money to get his architectural firm up and running, and with numerous late nights and damn good work, he'd made a success of McCormack Architectural Designs.

    The thought of not being in Boston overseeing the business sent of shot of nervousness straight to his gut. But, he'd had to admit, when he'd come back home for his brother Logan's wedding in the spring and they'd taken a look at this old place, it had been childhood memories, plus the challenge of restoring the mercantile to its former glory, that had been too much to resist.

    This was his chance to do something out of the ordinary.

    He had ideas for the mercantile. A lot of them. And now that he and his brothers had bought the old building back from the town, it was their responsibility to do right by it.

    He intended to do it justice.

    And when the job was done he'd head back to Boston, where he belonged.

    He heard a knock on the front door, dissipating the cloud of memories.

    Figuring it was the general contractor he'd hired—or maybe his brothers, who were also supposed to meet him there today—he went to the door and pulled it open.

    It wasn't the contractor or his brothers. It was Samantha Reasor, the owner of the flower shop around the corner. Sam was the one who'd pushed hard for them to take on this project. Or rather, for him to take it on. She was as passionate about the mercantile as anyone in Hope.

    Today she wore dark skinny jeans that showcased her slender frame. Her blond hair was pulled high on top of her head, and she had on a short-sleeved polo shirt that bore the name Reasor's Flower Shop. And she had the prettiest damn smile he'd ever seen, with full lips painted a kissable shade of pink.

    Not that he was thinking about kissing her or anything. He was back in Hope to work.

    "Hi, Reid. I heard you were in town and getting ready to start the project. I couldn't wait to get inside here again. I hope I'm not bothering you. If I am, I can take off."

    "Hey, Sam. You're not a bother. Come on in. Though the place is still as dusty as it was when we did the walk-through in the spring. Are you sure you want to get dirty?"

    She waved her hand as she stepped in. "I don't mind. I've been snipping and arranging flower baskets all day for an event. There are probably leaves in my...

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    November 9, 2015
    Burton’s bland fifth Hope contemporary (after Love After All) brings architect Reid McCormack back to his hometown of Hope, Okla., where he’s renovating the town’s historic general store as an investment project with his brothers. Reid has a successful firm in Boston and no plans to stay in Hope, but he’s drawn to Samantha Reasor, a local florist. She’s taking care of her elderly grandmother and not looking for a casual fling or long-distance romance. Their relationship has all the expected ups and downs, which aren’t improved by the generic characterization and standard setting and plot. The prose is clear and clean, offering no particular stylistic pleasures. Nothing ever snaps the novel into focus or brings its themes to life. Reid, Sam, their friends and neighbors, and the narrative are inoffensive, but not especially emotionally effective, unique, or memorable. Agent: Kimberly Whalen, Trident Media Group.

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