Title: Just A Week
Author: Jena Wade
Release Date: July 5th 2016
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance
Just a week is not enough time to fall in love, but Fate doesn’t care. Seth’s carefully crafted plan for how his life will go doesn’t include falling in love with a guy in his horrible hometown. He wants to start a new life anywhere but at home. Until Maddox storms in with his multi-colored hair and carefree attitude.
Long distance relationships don’t work and Seth isn’t into gambling with his future. But the more time he spends with Maddox, the more he’s willing to throw caution to the wind. Now his plan for the rest of his life has been turned upside down and seems to include things Seth never thought possible, including a lifetime of happiness in his hometown.
Home? I didn’t really have a home yet. I mean, Milton was where I grew up, but now I lived in Michigan full time. “Well, I’ll see where I can get a job after graduation; that’ll decide where I will live.”
I looked over in time to see Maddox raise his eyebrows, but he quickly masked his expression. If I could have any superpower in the world it would be telepathy. I so badly wanted to know what he thought at this moment. At any moment.
After Maura took our orders and left, we sat in silence. The seconds ticked by until I couldn’t take it anymore.
“So… How’s life?”
Seemed like a perfectly good thing to say. It’s how I would break the silence with my roommates. Maddox just kind of looked at me like I was crazy.
To my surprise, he started talking. “Can’t complain. Got the job at your dad’s store right now; next week I am redoing Mr. Sanders’s landscaping. After that I should have enough money to buy my new computer.”
“That’s cool.” I wasn’t quite sure what to say next. Weren’t you supposed to talk about something the other person was interested in? That’s the advice I was given for going on dates, but did that apply to whatever this lunch meeting was? “How do you get your jobs, just word of mouth? Do you put out flyers?”
He shrugged. “You know how small towns are. People talk. Be a good person, work hard, and people will hire you for whatever you are willing to do.”
I would have to take his word for it. I couldn’t wrap my mind around his way of life. The whole free-spirit thing was way beyond my comprehension. “Are you going to go to college someday? What do you do for health insurance? What—what is your plan?”
I had to know. I was dying to know.
Maddox grinned. “No college plans at the moment. I’m still covered under my parents’ health insurance. My plan is to do the jobs I’m offered. Rinse. Repeat. It’s pretty simple.”
“But hardly sustainable.”
“Not everyone needs to have their life mapped out to the minute, ya know?” Maddox leaned back in the booth and crossed his arms. His white T-shirt stretched over his biceps. Hard labor certainly agreed with him.
“But how do you keep your days straight?”
“How do you tell your days apart?” he countered.
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Jena began writing in January of 2013 as a New Year’s Resolution–and so far she has stuck to it!
She lives in Michigan. By day she works as a web developer, and at night she writes. Born and raised on a farm, she spends most of her free time outdoors, playing in the garden, or riding her horses. She also helps run the family dairy farm.