In between co-written projects with Brigham Vaughn, I’ve been working on some solo pieces as well. I’m looking forward to finishing “Third Time’s the Charm,” a contemporary romance, this spring.
“Third Time’s the Charm”
Luke Ryan’s life is too chaotic for romance. When he’s not running a software development firm, his time is devoted to Ella, his nine-year-old niece. With Ella’s father overseas, Luke acts as her guardian, a responsibility that makes his dating life impossible. Luke has mostly come to terms with being single, despite his friends’ assertions that the right man for him is out there.
Finn Thomason is a trauma surgeon who has recently relocated to Boston. He has wonderful friends and loves his job, but his intense focus on med school and post-graduate work have left him feeling disconnected from his personal life. As Finn gets to know his new city, he makes the decision to find a better work-life balance in hopes he’ll also find a relationship that sticks.
On his way to a restaurant one summer evening, Luke is caught in a rainstorm without an umbrella. He seeks shelter under a sidewalk awning, and is pleasantly surprised when a handsome stranger named Finn strikes up a conversation. Finn offers to walk Luke to the restaurant under the cover of his oversized umbrella, and during the course of the journey, the two agree to meet for coffee.
Their first date turns into a second, then a third, and the two men quickly grow close. But as the summer comes to an end, Luke and Finn’s fragile relationship falters under the weight of Luke’s responsibilities to Ella. While Luke struggles to keep his connection with Finn strong, Finn finds himself falling for a man who can’t devote his full attention to the relationship. As both men scramble to find the right balance between responsibility and personal happiness, each is unaware there is more than enough room in their hearts for both.