~ A Novella ~
Evie Finnegan's marriage has officially imploded, and though no one is surprised about this given her soon-to-be-ex husband's lack of character, that doesn't exactly help her know what to do with her newly single life. A mother to three, Evie had her first child at 17, which means that at no time in her adult life has she actually had any real say in the trajectory of her life. She loves her job as a server at the local Bloomsburo diner, but she's not sure it's her life's calling. She's even less certain about how to handle the bubbly, overwhelming thoughts and feelings and longings her boss Jack is suddenly inspiring in her.
Jack Dewey dreams of expanding the family diner into something truly special, but for the time being, it serves as a comfortable place to hide, to perfect his pancakes, and to put off progress in other aspects of his life: sex, romance, and what to do about the fact that he's been in love with his married employee for years. An unexpected turn of events finds Evie tagging along on Jack's work trip out of town, and the charged proximity fans his long-hidden sparks of desire into flames. A new city lacks any of the constrictions of the small town life Jack and Evie live every day. There anything is possible, and in pursuing the bucket lists of their hearts and their bodies they unleash something stronger than either could have anticipated. But can they hold onto that getaway magic when they return to the non-glamorous realities of their day-to-day lives?