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Margo Simmons is ecstatic when she inherits her uncle’s Manhattan apartment and a handsome sum of money. To her chagrin, there are strings attached. She must be gainfully employed in a job for a year. Everything in Margo’s life has complications. When she meets the man of her dreams, she anguishes over how to fulfill her secret desires for a loving relationship because he is still emotionally tied to his deceased wife and afraid to open his heart again. To replace her fractured childhood growing up with a distant stepfather, Margo becomes the guardian of an elementary student who longs for connection and closeness. As the story evolves, readers will see how these individuals unite. Secret Desires is a contemporary romance written from the heart and speaks to anyone who has suffered a loss and had to start over.
Margo Simmons gripped the edges of the leather chair. Devastated after receiving a
letter about her Uncle Harry’s death, she didn’t know what to expect from Mr. Steinberg. Her
only other encounter with lawyers had been during the reading of her father’s will. Though she
was only five at the time, she remembered her mother’s anguish over losing her husband and
being a single parent.
An older gentleman clothed in pinstripes walked into the office as she reflected on the
“I’m sorry your mother couldn’t be here for the reading,” the family lawyer said.
“You’ve grown into a lovely young woman.”
Margo blinked back tears at memories of good times shared with Uncle Harry. “Not so
young. I’m twenty-three.”
The portly man squeezed himself into a swivel chair and peered at her over wire-rimmed
Margo gripped her knees to steady her nerves.