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Authors: Jillian Dodd

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Money (The Keatyn Chronicles Book 10)

BOOK: Money (The Keatyn Chronicles Book 10)
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Contents

Title Page

Copyright

Episode 1

Ariela: Sonoma County

Riley: L.A.

Ariela: Sonoma County

Episode 2

Dawson: Malibu

Riley: L.A.

Dawson: Malibu

Ariela: Sonoma County

Shelby: The Valley

Episode 3

Keatyn: Malibu

Vanessa: Holmby Hills

Riley: Santa Monica

Ariela: Sonoma County

Vanessa: Holmby Hills

Riley: L.A.

Ariela: Sonoma County

Riley: L.A.

Episode 4

Riley: L.A.

Dawson: Santa Monica

Shelby: Sunset Boulevard

Dawson: Santa Monica

Vanessa: Holmby Hills

Dawson: Holmby Hills

Riley: L.A.

Episode 5

Dawson: Santa Monica

Keatyn: Studio City

Dawson: Santa Monica

Shelby: Sunset Boulevard

Keatyn: Malibu

Shelby: Sunset Boulevard

Riley: Sunset Boulevard

Episode 6

Riley: Santa Monica

Dawson: Sonoma County

Riley: Sonoma County

Vanessa: Sonoma County

Shelby: Sunset Boulevard

Vanessa: Sonoma County

Keatyn: Wedding

Aiden: Wedding

Keatyn: Wedding

Shelby: Sunset Boulevard

Knox: Wedding

Keatyn: Wedding

Riley: Wedding

Copyright 2016 by Jillian Dodd

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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, brands, media, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. The author acknowledges the trademarked status or trademark owners of various products referenced in this work of fiction, which have been used without permission. The publication/use of these trademarks is not authorized, associated with, or sponsored by the trademark owners. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Jillian Dodd Inc.

ISBN:
 
978-1-940652-47-4

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12th

Asher Vineyards — Sonoma County

ARIELA

I

m lying across my bed talking to Riley on the phone like I used to do in high school.
 

He

s in L.A. all week, and I

ll be at the vineyard getting everything set for Keatyn and Aiden

s wedding. We agreed to talk every night and decide at the wedding if we wanted to move forward with a relationship.
 

I already know I do.
 

I

m so glad we both ended up at Eastbrooke for homecoming. It

s hard to believe that neither of us had ever been back.
 

Well, not that surprising for me but, I have to say, I was shocked he hadn

t gone either.
 

For years, I

ve thought about

dreamed about

what I would say if I saw him there again, but the reality was better than I had imagined.
 

I feel like we can move forward now. Not forget the past, but get past it

if that makes sense.

And when Riley say
s, “
I think that

s what this weekend did for me. When we said goodbye, I started focusing on what could be

what, hopefully,
will
be

and not on what
should

ve
been
,”
I feel even more hopeful, practically giddy.


That

s a big shift in mentality,

I say, then hear a shrill voice calling out Riley

s name.
 


Shelby, what are you doing here?

Riley says.

I told you I didn

t want to see you again.

I cringe when I hear the name Shelby. She

s the girl who was in his penthouse wearing practically nothing when Riley and I went there after dancing at the club.
 


I need to talk to you, Riley,

she says.

It

s important. Can I please come up?

Um, no! I don

t want her going anywhere with him!

Shelby, as in
naked, leather-strap, threesome
Shelby
?

I ask, reminding Riley that I

m still on the phone.


Uh, hang on,

he says to me, doing something that muffles his conversation but still allows me to hear.


Whatever you need to say, you can say here,

Riley says to her.


God, you

re such an ass,

she hisses loudly.

I thought you might want to do this in private.


I don

t want to do anything with you

in public or in private,

he says, causing my heart to swell. He loves me. I know deep down in my heart that he still loves me.

And that

s all that matters.
 

He told me he

s been with a lot of women but only been serious with one.
Me.

And I can handle it. I can be confident knowing that I was the only one to ever have his heart, regardless of what others may have done with his body.


Well, you

re going to have to now, Riley,

Shelby shrills.

Because I

m pr
—”

BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. The call drops.

I quickly call back, but it goes straight to voicemail.

I pick up one of the menus I was reviewing before Riley called and double check it for accuracy, but I can

t seem to concentrate because what I heard as the call ended keeps replaying in the back of my mind.
 

I

m pr

I

m pr

I

m pr

Oh my God. Did she just tell him that she

s
pregnant
?

Riley

s Penthouse - L.A.

RILEY

I

m wearing a huge smile as I get dropped off at my building and walk through the door, talking to Ariela on the phone.

Having her come back into my life after so many years has been both excruciating and exhilarating. But this weekend changed things. We faced our past together and, in one week, we

re going to decide if we want to pursue a future together.

As much as I want to be with her, honestly, I

m a little torn about it.
 

Part of me wants nothing more than to pretend we never broke up. But the reality is that she

s married. And even though she filed for a divorce, I wonder if it

s too much too soon.

In a very short time

on a whim

she came to California, was reunited with me, slept with me, filed for a divorce, got a new job, and faced her demons at Eastbrooke. I mean, how many more life changes can she throw at herself all at once?
 

I loved her with everything I was in high school, and I was devastated when she left with nothing more than a goodbye.

And since she

s come back, she

s wreaked more havoc in my life.
 

Soon, I

ll have to decide if I want to risk another relationship with her. Even though she still looks like the girl I loved, she

s different

life, age, and time have that effect.
 


Riley!

A shrill voice stops me in my tracks, wiping the smile off my face.


Shelby, what are you doing here?

I ask, as she gets up from the couch in the lobby.

I told you I didn

t want to see you again.


I need to talk to you, Riley. It

s important. Can I please come up?

I know girls like her. No way I

m letting her come up.
 

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