Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Back on Track by Donna Cummings


What's a little lie between strangers?

A Strangers on a Train Story

Allie Whittaker is in a dating slump, too busy getting her fledgling marketing company off the ground to have a personal life. All that could change, though, if she can get baseball superstar Matt Kearns on the cover of a charity calendar. Except Matt won't even talk to her.

Matt’s in a slump, worried his career might be over. A Napa Valley wine tour isn't enough to take his mind off his troubles—until sexy, funny Allie plops into the adjacent seat and tells him three things about herself. One of them, she says, is a lie.

Matt can't resist playing along, and soon the afternoon getaway becomes an interlude with lies, truths, and desire flowing as fast as the wine. Then Allie lets slip one truth too many...and they both realize they're playing for keeps.

Warning: A handsome hunk, a determined lady and a few glasses of wine. Throw in a little on-the-run action, and what more do you need to while away an afternoon?


Back on Track was a funny romp through an excursion train. When Allie first joins Matt at his table, she doesn’t recognize him. As they’re playing the, “I’ll tell you three things about me and one of them is a lie” game, he tells her his name hoping she knows nothing about baseball and will think that’s the lie. Allie recognizes him, but seizes on that, saying, “You’re not Matt Kearns. I dated him, and he was way hotter than you.”

Matt goes along with it and finds himself trying to compete with Allie’s fictitious version of him while they run through the train dodging avid fans with cameras and looking for places to make-out, until she slips about the calendar and reveals herself. When he comes to his senses and realizes he doesn’t want to lose her, will he find Allie again on the crowded train?  I’m not telling.  I recommend you grab this warm, funny, short story with just enough shades of grey to keep you pleasantly toasty.

Length:  55 Pages
Digital Price:  $2.50

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Thanks for visiting. Rose, Julie & Rochelle

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