Weekenders Romance Watch
Author: Charmaine Gordon
Genre: Mainstream Romance
Anna Youngblood and James Chandler have problems. His little daughter overheard his ex say she never wanted kids; Anna must make amends for breaking rules of her tribe; he has a serious concussion and she's pregnant. Can this couple find happiness in River's Edge?
Roscoe steadied his boss, helped him to a bench right there on Main Street. "You're right, Anna. When you're right I won't argue. But give me a day or two and I'll get the boxing gloves on for a real fight." His eyes drooped and shut. Again he'd fallen asleep.
"Shovel him back in the car, please. Let's get the big guy home." Anna called Dr. Brad Cohen.
By the time they'd reached the penthouse, James, awake and in good spirits wondered why his friend, the good Doctor sat outside. "Hey, do you live here?"
"Fat chance. Not until I'm in private practice, maybe. What's up?" The grin on his face didn't match the concerned look he shared with Anna.
Up they went to the penthouse where James made it over to a leather couch and melted into it. Out came the stethoscope, penlight and all the other accoutrement the good doctor brought in his magic bag. "This black bag is an antique handed down from my Gramps to my dad and now me." He patted the worn leather with worship in his blue eyes.
"You need more rest. The MRI showed no abnormalities. Good news. But I'll have to keep track of your situation. My educated guess is you work too hard, too fast and need a rest. A tropical island, Anna, your lady love with you, palm trees and coconuts. Sounds so good, I'll come, too. Blood pressure's a bit high but not to worry, I may have the solution." Brad Cohen opened the other bag that had started to wiggle. Like a magician, he pulled out a puppy. "She's a therapy dog, a Beagle like Snoopy in the Charlie Brown cartoons only she's a year and a half old and certified. That's like a college degree for dogs. A lot of hard work and training goes into certification."
The three humans watched the four legged creature sniff all around and suddenly climb up on Jimmy's lap to lay her paws and head against his chest right under his chin. The CEO's rough palms reached up to stroke the smooth coat of multi colors, white, brown, and some black. He searched for Anna with his eyes. She had tears glistening, ready to fall, held in control.