Can two men be having two different conversations at the same time? Penn Roberts and his uncle Alfred do in TO LOVE OR NOT TO LOVE. They are preparing for a business meeting and Alfred is grilling Penn on the new woman in his life.
“Alf, I’m thirty-two years old, stop asking personal questions.” The younger man frowned.
“I’m looking out for your interests, like your father would, if he were here. Is she good enough for you?”
“Forget it. I don’t need you to look out for me. Any news about the new project?”
“Damn. Where’s the agenda for today’s meeting? And no, she doesn’t have money, and I don’t care, okay?” Penn said, impatiently.
“Fortune hunter? Here’s the agenda,” Alf Roberts handed his nephew a piece of paper.
“Doubt it. Where are the financials?” Penn asked, looking over the list then opening his briefcase.
“Can you be sure? Sam is bringing them,” Alf said as the buzzer on Penn’s desk sounded.
Penn flipped a switch, and Nina announced the arrival of the members of the eleven o’clock meeting. Penn cleared his throat, snapped the agenda to a clipboard, and walked toward the elevator with Alfred.
“Not all poor women have class like your mother had, you know,” Alfred whispered.
“And not all of them are fortune hunters, either,” Penn whispered back.
“She must be very attractive.” Alfred smiled at his nephew.
Penn sensed a blush steal up his neck. He coughed as they rounded the bend and entered the reception area.
“I was young once, too,” Alfred said, chuckling.
“Sometimes, I wonder…Hello, Mr. Martin.” Penn extended his hand to the visitor.
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A bit about the book
Miranda Bradford had given up on men. Weighed down by family “baggage”: a sick mother and a sister in design school, Miranda had become the responsible one. Not available for “over-night” dates, she was stamped “undesirable” by most men, despite her good looks. Until Penn Roberts came along.
Drawn to her by a mutual love of dogs and laughter, he moved in quickly on the sexy, dark-haired beauty with the magnetic blue eyes. Attracted to him by his outward qualities, it was his loneliness and caring attitude that turned heavy-duty chemistry into love.
A secret revealed soured her love to hate, or did it? Will the truth destroy her dreams, leaving her bitter? Forced to face her true feelings, will she decide TO LOVE OR NOT TO LOVE?