Here is another sample from Heartbreak Hill:
Leslie’s steps wavered until she sank on to the cushion. “At least it comes and goes. Maybe I will lie down for a few minutes.”
Tara watched as the color returned to her cheeks. She couldn’t be going into labor yet. She had more than a month to go as well as the three busiest weeks of tax season. Leslie had to be having those fake contractions. What had her husband called them? Braxton-Hicks? “Rest for a bit. I’ll get you some water. It will pass.”
Tara opened the refrigerator and pulled out a bottle of water. Leslie nodded and pulled her iPhone out of the pocket of her jacket. “I’ll catch up on some emails while I’m resting.”
“Uh-uh. Hand it over.” Tara offered the water with one hand and held the other out for the device. “It doesn’t count as resting if your eyes are open.”
Leslie reluctantly placed the slim black device in Tara’s outstretched palm. “You’re worse than Minnie.”
Tara grinned. “If only I were that ballsy. Now put your feet up. The Tenaples will be here before you close your eyes at this pace.”
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