Or not. Because the heart wants what the heart wants.
In Book 1, Fool Me Once, Veronica Parker leaves her husband, Evan, and never looks back. “The next day she was gone, leaving a farewell note on his plate at the dinner table. She had vanished off the face of the earth, with no forwarding address. Her divorce lawyer, one Maryann Mahoney Esq., was a ballbuster, if ever there was one. Vee hadn’t asked for a penny, she wanted nothing from him except her freedom.”
In Book 2, A Bitter Wind Blows, the breakup occurs between the woman who’s reinvented herself as Ronnie and her next-door neighbor, best friend and riding buddy, Mindy Morrison-Myers. “Next, she levered the cork from the bottle and, to Luc’s utter astonishment, held the bottle over the sink, letting the contents run down the drain. “Ronnie!” he gasped. “That’s a fifty-dollar bottle of wine! Why did you pour it out??” She turned to face him, her eyes blazing. “It’s from Mindy,” she hissed, as if that was sufficient explanation. Luc stared at her, open mouthed. “She thinks we’re going to sit on the porch and drink this peace offering and discuss our situation. Well, we’re not!”
In Book 3, Signs of Life, the breakup comes, not between two people, but between ways of life, in two states. Asha Hamilton Hadley has lived happily in Vermont for a decade but change is in the wind. “I hear about it all the time now that Caroline’s moved there,” Asha said. “She loves it.” Suddenly, Tim saw exactly where this conversation was headed. “You’re not suggesting we move to Tennessee, are you?” The expression on Tim’s face told Asha how dumbfounded he was. “I don’t know. I honestly don’t know. I just want to take a look.”
And, in Book 4, Ride A Pale Horse, the breakup comes when Stephanie Deschaines drops a bombshell on her father, shattering Luc’s lifelong dream for his only child to attend his alma mater, an ivy league college, as a legacy student. With the choices Stephanie has made, there’s no going back.