Even now, years later, he still felt the rush of first love just looking at her.
His Mei. His wife.Every cell in his body collided in their haste to get him moving in her direction sohe could take her in his arms, but he told himself to wait. To be patient.He believed with all his soul that there was a solution. There had to be for twopeople who had loved each other so much.“Mei,” he said. “I want to be your husband again.”She cocked her head, her ponytail shifting off her shoulder. “And I want more thananything to have my husband back. But you made a choice when you left.”“I’m here,” he said emphatically. “And I’m going to be here from now on.”Dear Reader,Boy, my job is so, so tough. Not only did I have to go to a fire station to doresearch for
The Second-Chance Groom,
but I had a male firefighter as a tourguide. Woe is me! What hard work!If you read the first Suds Club story (
Mommy and the Millionaire,
March 2008),thank you! Yet even if you didn’t, you’ll be able to fall right in with Travis andMei Webb. He’s one of those firefighters I had the privilege of researching, andshe’s just as interesting—born in Hong Kong and living in America since she was just a teenager. Although their marriage is undergoing a challenging stretch, thesetwo aren’t about to give up on love without a fight, and I hope their story touchesyou.Don’t forget to stay tuned for another tale from THE SUDS CLUB later this year!Here’s to your own happy endings….