“Only time will tell, Bella, but I think you have all the qualities he needs. I don't
know if you know it or not, but before Seth bought his house, he got into a huge
argument with us about it. There was a better property closer to us. Seth made at least
a dozen excuses as to why he wanted to buy that particular house. For every excuse
Seth made, his dad shot each one down, until he got to the heart of the matter.
'Because Bella, lives next door.' And his dad dropped it. He knew a losing battle when
he heard it.”

"Wow, I just thought he wanted someone to wax his car." Bella tried to break the
tension with a joke but it wasn't working.

Just Between Friends by Dakota Trace