Katie’s New Daddy
by Allysa Hart
The highly anticipated sequel to Adopting Katie is here!
Widowed mother Katelyn Summers, knows her husband would have wanted her to move on and find happiness for herself and a father for their infant son. Knowing that doesn’t make doing it any easier, and she is spiraling fast as she struggles with balancing her new normal with her old wants and needs.
Jeff has always been a natural leader, controlling all aspects of his life with a confidence that rivals no other. When a failed marriage crumbles that confidence, he leaves his entire world behind and loses himself in his work. Nothing can bring him home, until he meets her.
Can these two help each other move on from their painful pasts and into their happily ever after together? How does Katie’s unique family fit into the mix? Can you really have your cake and eat it too?
“Where’s my little girl?” Rose asked intuitively, leaning down to press a soft kiss to Katie’s temple.
“She’s hiding, Auntie,” Katie admitted. “I find her, but then she disappears again.”
“Mmmmm,” Rose hummed, and Katie could tell she was thinking. “It’s happened before, you know,” she mused aloud. “She hides when she is hurting, or when she is afraid of being hurt.”
Katie stayed silent, unable to argue the fact.
“She shouldn’t be afraid,” Rose continued. “Fear is a lack of trust. Relationships only work with honesty, and it’s hard to be honest with someone you don’t trust.”
“I trust Jeff!” Katie protested, pulling herself into a sitting position. Her eyes narrowed when she took in Rose’s smirk.
“Then talk to him, baby. That man is head-over-heels crazy about you, and it seems to be painfully obvious to everyone but you. He wants to care for you, every part of you, and Noah, too. It’s plain to see, but he can’t be everything you need him to if you don’t let him in. Hiding who you are is a disservice to both of you.”
“I’m so afraid,” Katie admitted.
“You were afraid when I met you, too, do you remember?” Rose asked, looking as if she drifted down memory lane, even as she continued her speech. “Learning to accept and embrace that side of yourself was something you had to come to terms with. You have grown and changed so much, little one, and I am so proud of you and how far we came together. I was new, too, don’t forget. Even if Jeff doesn’t know what to do, or if the little girl thing is new to him, it will only add some excitement to your relationship for the two of you to find your way together. No two dynamics will ever be exactly the same, and figuring out yours and his will be an adventure.” Rose softened and grimaced. “It won’t be without struggles or growing pains, little one. Nothing good ever is. Hell, even though you came into our lives at the perfect time, we still struggled, remember?”
About Allysa Hart
I am a full-time mom to a sassy, strong-willed, loveable little girl. Okay, so she is all me. I am on the wrong side of 30, and I have been married to my best friend for over eight years. Like most couples, we have our ups and downs, but I could not imagine doing life with anyone else by my side. We are Southern California transplants, currently residing in a very rural part of the east coast. I have two crazy dogs that I adore, even though they drive me out of my ever-loving mind, most days.
I have recently rediscovered my love of words and decided to become a writer. My first story is my heart and soul, and it reaches into the depths of all that is me. I also create covers, promos, and logos for authors. I have met some amazing friends on this journey that I now happily call family. Without my family members, whether biological or chosen, I would not be half the person I am today. Their constant love and support keep me afloat.
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