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Wedding Favors

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Wedding Favors

A Bluewater Bay Novel

Lucas Wilder's best friend is a traitor. First, Audrey moved back to their hick-infested hometown, Bluewater Bay, and now she's marrying a local. His own brother, in fact. And as her Man of Honor, Lucas gets coerced into returning for an extended stay. Although, between his unfaithful ex-boyfriend and his artist's block, going home isn't the worst thing that could happen. Even if the Best Man is Gabriel Savage, Lucas's first crush, first hookup, and first heartbreak.

The only reason Gabe hasn't been waiting for Lucas to return to Bluewater Bay is because he never thought it'd happen. Not that it matters now that Lucas is back — Gabe's still a logger who's never been anywhere (Canada doesn't count), and Lucas is now a famous sculptor who's been everywhere twice. Plus, there's that shared past.

When Audrey asks Lucas to make her wedding favors, the only place to set up a kiln is at Gabe's tree farm. Soon, they pick up where they left off twelve years before, then blow past it, discovering why neither of them forgot the other. Now they have to choose how much of their history they'll repeat, and what future they'll make together.

Lucas Wilder's best friend is a traitor. First, Audrey moved back to their hick-infested hometown, Bluewater Bay, and now she's marrying a local. His own brother, in fact. And as her Man of Honor, Lucas gets coerced into returning for an extended stay. Although, between his unfaithful ex-boyfriend and his artist's block, going home isn't the worst thing that could happen. Even if the Best Man is Gabriel Savage, Lucas's first crush, first hookup, and first heartbreak.

The only reason Gabe hasn't been waiting for Lucas to return to Bluewater Bay is because he never thought it'd happen. Not that it matters now that Lucas is back — Gabe's still a logger who's never been anywhere (Canada doesn't count), and Lucas is now a famous sculptor who's been everywhere twice. Plus, there's that shared past.

When Audrey asks Lucas to make her wedding favors, the only place to set up a kiln is at Gabe's tree farm. Soon, they pick up where they left off twelve years before, then blow past it, discovering why neither of them forgot the other. Now they have to choose how much of their history they'll repeat, and what future they'll make together.

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  • Chapter One

    Chapter One

    So. Much. Stuff.

    Lucas shook his head, surveying his friend Corbin's garage, close to horrified by the amount he'd packed into it. He'd always thought of himself as a guy who left a small footprint on life, but apparently he'd been a bigger consumer than he'd realized. It hadn't seemed like so much when it was still at his old studio, but now, after cramming it all in what had seemed like ample space? The buckets of glaze and the mess of tools and the furniture…the number of just things was overwhelming.

    Even in the back of Corbin's truck it hadn't looked like this much stuff — though they'd had to bring it over here in two loads, so that might have tipped Lucas off if he'd been thinking. But he'd been in a fog of urgency this morning, needing to get the goods and get out without running into his ex. Besides, Corbin had said he could only get away from the office for a couple of hours.

    Lucas shouldn't have insisted they get it today, probably. It wasn't as if he'd been dying to get his hands on his stuff to actually use it. He'd felt compelled to move it, though, because he couldn't handle one more phone call from Drew insisting he could come by anytime. "It's as much yours as mine." Dick. As if he didn't know that? Drew couldn't have annoyed Lucas more if he'd pissed on all of it.

    So. Now it was here, after languishing for more than three months at the house Lucas used to share with his partner. Well, technically, it had been languishing in his former studio.

    Lucas stepped toward his kick wheel, still under a tarp held on with bungee cords. He hadn't touched the thing since before he'd left Los Angeles for an artist's residency in Missoula last August, long before he'd ended things with Drew in November. He hadn't produced any work at all since returning from Montana in mid-October, and pretty damn soon he had to — in December he was supposed to show at the gallery store of the Museum of Contemporary Craft. That gave him only nine months to come up with a large body of work.

    The thought of the looming deadline made his heart seize for a moment. Fortunately, his phone — tucked into the shirt pocket over said heart — rang, shocking the organ back to its normal rhythm and preventing him from dwelling more. Yanking the cell out of his pocket, he glanced at the name. Audrey.

    About fucking time. "I haven't heard from you in forever," he said in greeting, and if that wasn't revealing of his mental state…. It had only been a week since they'd spoken. In college they sometimes went a month between conversations, and two weeks wasn't unusual even now. What could he say? If he couldn't expose his vulnerability to his best friend, then what the hell did he keep her around for?

    "I know," she sighed. "I've just been…." She sucked in a breath with such force it whistled in his ear. "I'm getting married."

    "You're — " Lucas wasn't used to having to untangle Audrey's words like this. They normally communicated so well. All the important stuff, at least. Well, he'd thought they were communicating important stuff, mostly about his breakup and Drew's infidelity and his state of mind, but apparently he was the only one who'd been sharing. He yanked the phone away and stared at it, while birds chirped happily in the sunshine outside this cramped, dark space, oblivious to his confusion. He brought it back to his ear, knuckles digging into his cheek. "Wait, you're what?"

    "Getting married." The timidity in her voice was a bit reassuring. A sign she cared enough to be worried about his reaction to her blindsiding him.

    "Married," he repeated. He leaned forward, as if it would...

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