Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Mackenzie's POV

I check over some of the papers on my desk before sorting them into separate piles. I glance at my watch and see that it's already 8:30 in the afternoon. I didn't even notice how much time has gone by. I've been in meetings all day, but I couldn't be happier.

I've always wanted to be an interior designer, but I didn't know if it was actually going to happen. I know my dad wanted me to take over his company when I came of age, but he supported my decision to do something else. He bought this building for me, and he was my first customer.

He flew over here from California to help me hire people and make sure that this building was redone to the way I wanted it. I could never be more grateful for the help that he's given me. I know he's sad that I moved away from him and our family to the other side of the country, but he knows that I still love and care for them. I just had to get away from California and I thought New York would be the best place for me to go.

I wanted to stay with my family, but I was hurt so I had to move. I try to visit them as much as I can, and they've taken trips to see me over some breaks.

When I first moved here, I was really sad and depressed. I had lost my motivation and I felt like my world was ending. I didn't know who I was and I didn't know what to do to get myself out of the hole I was in.

Moving to New York, has proven to be the best decision I have ever made. I'm happy, I have a successful business and amazing best friend. His name is Kyle. Kyle McCarthy.

I met Kyle the day I moved here, and he helped me a lot. He was always there to lend me his shoulder to cry on, which happened a lot during the first few months I was here. I honestly don't know what I would have done if I hadn't met him here.

When we met, we sort of just clicked, it was like we were meant to meet. That was 6 years ago, during our sophomore year of college. He helped me move my stuff into my apartment and then he gave me his number and told me to call him if I needed anything. I called him the very next day and since then we've been inseparable.

I make sure to put the files in the right places before I grab my coat and bag and walk out of my office. I head down the hall before placing my hands on my secretary's desk.

"Hey Sam, I'm going to head out now, ok? You can go. Sorry I kept you here for so long. I know you're anxious to get back home to your baby boy." Sam looks up at my with a smile. She has pretty blond hair and sparkling blue eyes. She's 29, but you wouldn't be able to tell that. She's always smiling and helping everyone out.

She just got married to her high school sweetheart last month. Their wedding ceremony was absolutely gorgeous. Their 4 year old son was the ring boy and he looked adorable in his little tux.

I met her through Kyle at one of the parties that he loved going to right before we started our company. He dragged me along and at first I was sitting by myself in a corner, but Sam walked over to me and started talking as if we were old friends. I immediately liked her and when she started talking about how hard it had been for her to find a job, I told her that I was starting a business and she was welcome to come work for me. She was more than thrilled at my offer, and we've been friends since that moment.

"Oh that's fine! Kyle just went into his office. I'll see you guys later!" She waves and I wave back before I turn and walk back down the hallway. Kyle's office is right next to mine, so I probably should have checked to see if he was down here before I had left.

I knock and his door and wait until he says to come in.

He spins around on his chair to face me and I see him in an animated conversation with someone.

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