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Pretend Partners #Wattys2017

Pretend Partners #Wattys2017

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Mary Fahey By MaryFahey Completed

Hazel Emmett won't let her left leg cerebral palsy burden anyone. By working extra 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.

I am loving the pics in between for caribbean people like me who dont know what you are talking about! Thank you! #keeponwriting p.s. my daughter keep watching the video of the irish dance on a loop.. Took me a while to read the chapter lol.
I love it!! I want to read more right now but it's past midnight and I should be asleep :-o You're a wonderful writer and I hope to be as good as you someday! ^_^ Also, I love how you added the photos in your chapter like that. I should do the same.
I don't understand the system of work thats going on there. Can someone explain please?
xoxogg7 xoxogg7 Apr 14
It's interesting because I'm from Canada and I've seen all these sweets before but under different names
tgran18 tgran18 Jan 19
These little pictures here and there are downright charming.
BCWrites BCWrites Sep 03, 2016
I'm intrigued. You've set up the conflict and the attraction quite well here. Plus who can resist a store called Retro Treats?