His question was soft; it surprised her. It also gave her a focus other than the man sitting beside her. She latched on to the subject change with everthing she had.
"Have you ever wanted something with all your heart?"
Clint didn't answer, just looked at her funny and then nodded. One quick nod and then he looked away again.
Lacy swallowed. "Me, too. Only, the whole picture wouldn't snap into place. Like, I knew I wanted to open my own salon. I saved every cent I could for four years, waiting on the right opportunity. There were times when I thought I'd found the right place. But things never worked out and the plans would fall apart." (p. 106)
The first in the Mule Hollow series by Debra Clopton, The Trouble With Lacy Brown is a wild ride of a read that finds a woman on a mission butting heads with a very stubborn cowboy who finds her a bit scary in so many different ways. The town of Mule Hollow is slowly dying and has more men (or cowboys) than women, single women that is. An ad in the newspaper entices Lacy and her friend Sherri to open a salon that will pamper women and make them want to live in this quaint town. But Clint has a hard time with this idea, as well as with the other crazy ideas Lacy has to help wake up this sleepy little town.
I really enjoyed this book and hope to continue with the series.