Trust in Me

By: Samantha Chase


William Montgomery was feeling pretty good about himself right now. As the orchestra played, he watched as his youngest son Lucas danced with his new bride, Emma. They made a beautiful couple and as far as William was concerned, his role as matchmaker was a complete success.

Looking around the room he saw that everyone was laughing and smiling and having a good time. It filled his heart with joy. This time last year, Lucas was a brooding loner who had cut himself off from just about every aspect of life. But thanks to William’s interference, and the help of Mother Nature, Lucas had found himself and fell in love with the beautiful Emma Taylor, now Emma Montgomery. He had no doubt that there’d be a grandchild in his near future.

A server came over and refilled his champagne and William smiled at him. Why hadn’t he thought to do this before? He had three sons who seemed content to stay single and not settle down. Well, he had three sons, now he had only two to worry about. Mac and Jason were both over by the bar talking with some business colleagues that William had invited. Why were they talking business when there were eligible women in the room?

William sighed wearily. Had he taught his sons nothing? For all of the business skills he’d imparted on them, they seemed clueless, at least to him, where women were concerned. Not that he thought either of them was living the life of a Monk, but it would be nice if one of them had a girlfriend.

Or at least a date for their brother’s wedding.

“Stop frowning, William, it’s our son’s wedding.” His beautiful wife of thirty-five years came and sat down beside him, placing a gentle kiss on his cheek. “There’s nothing to frown about today.”

“Says you,” he mumbled.

“What could you possibly have to be unhappy about? Emma and Lucas are deliriously happy and in love. The wedding is lovely and everyone is having a good time.”

“Look at them,” he motioned to their sons by the bar.

“What about them?” she asked.

“When are they going to find women and fall in love and get married?”

“Oh, William, for crying out loud. We’re not even done with this wedding and you’re already trying to plan the next one?” she laughed.

“I just want to see them happy.”

“Who says they’re not?”

“Do you remember Lucas a year ago?” he asked, taking his eyes from his sons to focus on his wife.

“You cannot compare Jason and Mac to what Lucas was going through; the situations are completely different.”

“On some levels, yes. But basically they are too wrapped up in business to have relationships. I don’t want them to work their lives away; they deserve to have the kind of love that Lucas and Emma have and that you and I have.”

She smiled and cupped a hand to her husband’s cheek before leaning in and kissing him softly on his lips.

“What was that for?”

“For being wonderful.”

He smiled. “I know that for a while Lucas wasn’t thrilled with me for interfering in his life but maybe this time…”

“Don’t you dare!” she scolded. “You were lucky where Lucas and Emma were concerned. They already had feelings for one another; you just had to nudge them along. Neither Jace or Mac are in that position.”

“Not yet,” William said and then turned to kiss his wife again and then watched as she stood to go and talk with some of their guests.

William Montgomery was feeling good about himself right now. He had a purpose and a plan was beginning to formulate. All he needed was for lightning to strike twice.

Chapter One

“She has to be married.”

“Excuse me?”

“Whoever it is that we chose, she has to be married.” Jason Montgomery was adamant on this point. There was no way he was going to get caught with someone looking to snag the wealthy boss.