Becca finally found her courage and faced her tormentors head on to get what she deserved: respect and Tyler Conklin. Becca’s faith in Tyler is solid, but is he willing to completely open up to her? They both have past baggage, and as Becca says, Tyler’s is particularly old.
With everything they have been through, Becca and Tyler know that secrets get them nowhere. They have made great leaps and bounds in their relationship, but Becca can’t help but feel he is still keeping something from her. Between the local detective snooping around and asking questions at the Conklin building and Tyler’s evasive answers, Becca remains skeptical about his excuses. The detective seems more interested in Tyler’s father’s “projects”, but Tyler’s hands seem to be in the pot as well.
Unfortunately, Tyler’s past comes back in his face along with his shady business. Will Becca hold true to her new found confidence and claim what’s hers… including Tyler?
Brooke Page is a newly Independent author of Conklin’s Blueprints. She and her husband live with their two children in the suburbs of Grand Rapids, Michigan. When she is not writing or spending time with her beloved family, she enjoys using the pottery wheel and reading. For more projects and insights on upcoming books and events, please visit Brooke Page at any of the links below.
Let’s Play Blast From the Past!!!
“Cue cheesy game show music”
Host: Today we are lucky enough to have the Lovely Conklin Brothers!!!! (*claps enthusiastically*)
Nathan: Thank you for having us.
Host: Now guys, I don’t know if you know how this game works, but I am going to ask you questions about your younger years, and you have to answer for each other. If you answer correct, you get a point. Whoever has the most points wins!
Mitch : What do we win?
Host: *Blinks rapidly* Um… a Once Upon a Crush T-shirt?
Mitch: Shoot, was hoping it would be date with you. (Winks at Once Upon a Crush host)
Tyler: Stop flirting Mitch.
Nathan: Yeah save it for after I beat you this game.
Mitch: Whatever… (glares at both brothers, then winks and smiles at Once Upon a Crush host again)
Host: *blushes again and clears throat* OKAY! Let’s get started! The first question is for Tyler! What was Tyler’s favorite cereal as a kid? Nathan? What’s your guess?
Nathan: *looks puzzled* Lucky Charms?
Mitch: No, it was Cocoa puffs.
Nathan: Is this a collaborative answer?
Host: No, answer individually, but you can have the same answers.
Mitch: Definitely Cocoa Puffs.
Nathan: I’m going to stay with Lucky Charms.
Host: Okay Tyler, what’s the correct answer?
Tyler: Neither, I always had frozen waffles.
Nathan: Damn it, that’s right!
Host: Okay, this question is in regards to Mitch. What was Mitch’s favorite toy in elementary school.
Tyler: *Rubs face* His saga?
Nathan: I’m going to go with his red fireball yo-yo.
Mitch: (To Nathan) Oh my God, how do you remember that?
Nathan: Because I know everything.
Host: Is that the correct answer?
Mitch: Yes, I am going to go with the yo-yo.
Nathan: *throws fist in air at dinging noise. *
Host: *laughs* Okay, next question! What class was Nathan least favorite in high school.
Tyler: *smirks* History.
Host: You said that fast, Tyler.
Tyler: Ask Nathan who the 16th president of the United States was.
Nathan: *throws head back* Are you ever going to let that go?
Tyler: *grins wider and shakes his head no*
Mitch: I am going to go with History as well.
Host: Nathan, are they correct?
Nathan: *smirks and glares at both Mitch and Tyler* Yes, history was my least favorite subject. (Tyler laughs out loud)
Host: Is there a story behind your answer?
Nathan: *Rolls his eyes* These two are assholes, that’s the story. I miss understood a trivia question once at a company party. We were drinking and I wasn’t paying attention. (Nathan trails off and waves his head)
Tyler: Keep telling yourself that big brother. (Nathan glares at Tyler and waves him off again)
Host: Okay, back to Tyler! Who was Tyler’s first kiss?
Nathan: *Laughs out loud, then pauses with a huge grin, eyeing Tyler* I don’t think I should share my first inkling… but I am going to go with Karmen Pincher.
Mitch: Wasn’t that one of our Nanny’s daughters? I remember it! I was hiding behind the couch!
Nathan: *leans over laughing* Yes! That’s kind of Tyler’s thing.
Once Upon a Crush: *looks confused* What’s Tyler’s thing?
Tyler: *Glares and shakes his head in dissaproval* Nothing. You’re an asshole, Nathan.
Host: Well, is that correct, Tyler?
Tyler: *nods head reluctantly*
Host: I feel like I am missing something?
Nathan: It’s not important. *smirks and laughs to himself*
Host: *shrugs* Okay… next question. Who was Tyler’s first kiss?
Mitch: Wasn’t it Lindsey Burny?
Nathan: *Laughs out loud* Burny? As in Miss Burny’s daughter?
Mitch: Yeah she was one of our nanny’s daughters.
Tyler: *Glares at Nathan who is laughing hystarically*
Host: Did I miss something?
Tyler: No, Nathan is an asshole.
Nathan: Let’s just say it’s Tyler’s thing.
Host: What’s Tyler’s thing?
Tyler: *rolls eyes at Nathan. *
Nathan: Nevermind. Lindsey Burny is my answer as well.
Tyler: Lindsey is correct.
Host: The next question is regarding Mitch. When did Mitch first lose his… you know…
Nathan: He still hasn’t.
Mitch: Dude, come on!
Tyler: Are we looking for an age?
Host: Yes age, and if you know who that is a bonus.
Nathan: sixteen, to Lindsey Burny!
Tyler: *gapes and mitch* seventeen, with Lucy from across the street. You were bragging about it when you came to visit Nathan and me in Michigan.
Host: Well Mitch?
Mitch: *Bites lip* It was with Lindsey and I was sixteen. She came to visit and I worked my magic.
Tyler: Are you kidding me?
Nathan: *laughs as Mitch shrugs his shoulders*
Host: So Nathan is in the lead with correct answers! This next question is regarding Nathan. What cartoon was Nathan’s favorite?
Tyler: I’m going to with Ninja Turtles.
Host: What’s the correct answer Nathan?
Nathan: I was all about Leonardo. Ninja Turtles are correct!
Host: Alright, one more question for the win. This pertains to Mitch since Tyler and Nathan are tied. If Mitch were a superhero, who would he be?
Nathan: He would totally be Iron Man.
Mitch: Iron Man. Dude gets all the ladies.
Nathan: YES! *Jumps from the seat and throws hands in the air* Once again, I am the winner!
Host: Thank you gentleman for joining us today and playing Blast from the Past!
Nathan: Thank you for having us! And, I wear a size medium.
Host: *Laughs out loud* Is he always like this?
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