Thursday, May 26, 2011

How to Heal A Broken Heart



By Brian O’Connell from Murder Unmentionable by Meg London--Sweet Nothings Vintage Lingerie Series coming September 2012.


Hi y’all,

I’m new here. My name is Brian O’Connell. Guess you don’t get too many guys coming around these parts. Don’t worry I’m not going to talk sports or cars or anything that the ladies tend to find boring.

I live in Paris, Tennessee. It’s a small town and very friendly. I left for a bit to take a job in Nashville but ended up getting my heart broken. My father’s heart wasn’t doing much better—the doctor scheduled him for a triple bypass—so I came home to help with the family hardware store. Miss Arabella hired me to redo Sweet Nothings, her vintage lingerie shop, and since then, I’ve picked up more projects including renovating a huge, historic house just outside of town.

I didn’t expect to run into Emma Taylor. She’s my younger sister’s best friend—we’ve known each other forever, and she was like a kid sister to me. She took off for New York City as soon as she could, and no one expected to see her around here again especially since her parents moved down to Florida when they retired.

I was pretty surprised to discover she’d come home to help her Aunt Arabella with Sweet Nothings. And I was real surprised to discover she isn’t a kid anymore. It kind of took me back to see how attractive she’d become! I’m sure she still thinks of me as the pesky, annoying, older brother of her best friend.

I’d kind of like to ask her out, but I’m a little nervous. Maybe I should just leave things as they are. What do you think?

15 comments:

  1. if you really try, be prepare to meet failure.. dun be like me who just become so sad yesterday at my blog post.. T.T

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  2. The best way to mend a broken heart is with a new romance; ask her out. It can't hurt, right? At least you'll have shown her you're not that 'pesky older brother' kind of guy!

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  3. If you're hoping for great things from this romance, then you should wait until your heart heals. Don't rush into it. But I do think you need to ask her out at some point. You have to find out if sparks will fly!

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  4. Ask her, ask her! It's always worth the risk. What's the worst she can say?

    ~Avery

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  5. Why not start out as "just" friends and see how it goes? You've both grown and changed ... good luck!

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  6. You sound like such a nice guy. I bet Emma thinks so, too! Admiring from afar is a good way to lose a girl.

    ~ Krista

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  7. Faint heart ne'er won fair woman, Brian. Go for it!

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  8. I agree with Kaye. Time's a wasting. What have you got to lose?

    PS - Start with chocolate:-)

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  9. Oooh, I like the idea of starting with chocolate. That would work for me!

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  10. I'm with Avery: ask, Brian, ask!

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  12. Ask her, Brian. No one ever accomplished anything by being tentative. Just do it!
    Good luck,
    Teresa R.

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  13. I agree with the do it side. Faint heart never won fair lady! Good luck.

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  14. Ask her out, Brian! And good luck.
    Marilyn

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