In small-town Drago, Illinois, Zeke came by his “the Geek” nickname honestly, more comfortable with algebra and algorithms than high school’s social hallways. Though that didn’t keep him from longing for the unattainable prom queen, Jennifer.
The one person who understood his out-of-the-box brain was Darcie, his best friend. For one night, Zeke and Darcie jolt from friends to lovers. Then he leaves town. Darcie knew her Zeke. He’d never look back, wouldn’t ever see her feelings for him.
Now, 17 years later, Zeke’s a self-made tech billionaire, Darcie’s a local cop, Jennifer’s divorced and Darcie’s best friend.
Their town is flagging, but Darcie has a plan. It starts with luring Zeke back to Drago for its annual Lilac Festival, then persuading him to boost the town’s economy. Even if that means matchmaking him with the beautiful Jennifer he’s always longed for. She’ll do it for him, for Jennifer, for Drago.
Zeke swore he’d never come back to where he was miserable, other than his connection with Darcie. But maybe being back won’t be so bad. Especially spending time with Jennifer … and Darcie.
Now why did he think of Darcie when things were going so well with Jennifer?
Darcie’s plan doesn’t get off to the best start when she puts Zeke in handcuffs, but they can get past that. For Drago’s sake, they have to.
Just like she’ll get past wondering what if…
What Are Friends For?, Book 1 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s Seasons in a Small Town series, will captivate readers who love passionate contemporary romance with a spark of humor.
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