Pretend Partners

Pretend Partners

22.1K Reads 1.1K Votes 20 Part Story
Mary Fahey By MaryFahey Completed

Hazel Emmett won't let her left leg cerebral palsy burden anyone. Through working long hours, she can run her traditional sweet shop alone but one carefree romance might let her pretend to be normal for a while.

Dancer Romeo McGrath is mistakenly arrested and given community service as Hazel's assistant for the Christmas build up. After twenty nine of them, Romeo has had enough of women using him for their bad boy fling.   

All the same he invents reasons to bring Hazel along as his pretend partner during his investigation into the missing racehorses that have baffled the authorities. If he finds them it will show that he isn't a criminal like the rest of his family. It is nothing about proving himself worthy of love. 

Between derelict stables, a charity chief with a secret, a double jobbing politician and dancing in strange places, Hazel and Romeo discover more than they expected. As Christmas approaches, they must figure out what is real and what is pretend.

knoni2006 knoni2006 Sep 05
Poor Romeo and Hazel.!  LIfe is so unfair.  Both fighting prejudice in their own ways and remaining true to themselves.
BCWrites BCWrites Sep 03
I'm intrigued. You've set up the conflict and the attraction quite well here. Plus who can resist a store called Retro Treats?
This story is so great! Your writing style has really evolved since your last book. I'm liking this!
Love it. I especially like the emotions, and the characters have a set well.. character.
I really like the images that you put. It creates a vivid image of the life of the characters and what they see
This is a nice start. I like the way you use reality to mix the story into a more realistic scene. I also like seeing the characters thoughts, and the fact that you're making a story about cerebral palsy