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By Heather Long
She never stopped grieving…It’s New Year’s Eve, and thirty years since Brenda Connors buried the only man she ever loved. Every year on the anniversary of his death, she rings in the New Year, alone and grieving. But this year…this year she wants to ring it in much differently, takes the advice of her best friend and signs up for a one-night stand. Maybe it’s ridiculous, just a year shy of her fiftieth birthday, for her to try and seek happiness she’d long since given up on. He doesn’t know what the future holds… Married to his career and facing forced retirement, Lt. Col. Tom Baxter doesn’t see much of a future for himself in civilian life. A poker game with the son of an old friend earns him some unwanted advice, but he can’t get it out of his head. Maybe signing up for a 1Night Stand date will help him discover what life on the outside might have to offer. The last thing he expects is an elegant soul with a streak of mischief…. Ringing in a new beginning… Can Tom and Brenda make every second of their countdown to midnight count, lest old Marines be forgot?