Fate brought you back to me, this time I won’t let you leave. – Unknown
Sometimes a man’ll get a notion in his head to do the right thing but for the wrong reasons, or sometimes it’s a matter of doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, whatever the case, six year ago, Jordan Tercel walked away from Zeke Lawrence because he didn’t want to be the reason Zeke stayed firmly planted on the ground when what the man really wanted to do was reach for the stars. Jordan’s intentions were good—flawed but good—but the problem with doing something for someone else’s benefit is that if you don’t take what they want into consideration, even the best laid plans can cause a lot of unnecessary heartache.
But when two people are destined to be together, fate often has a way of intervening, and though the timing may be slower than Zeke had ever intended, the means, mode, and opportunity to his second chance with Jordan finally comes along. And now it’s just a matter of convincing Jordan that a second chance is exactly what he wants and needs.
Jennifer Cierra’s Blast Off is a sweet little morsel of a story, just long enough to satisfy that need for instant gratification I so love in short stories, and definitely long enough for me to get behind Zeke’s mission and cheer for him when he and Jordan finally made lift-off. Zeke did the right thing for the right reason, proving that though not all his plans work, this one couldn’t fail.