What if your loved ones kept ending up hurt, in danger, or even dead?
After Randie Duncan’s brother is killed in a suspicious industrial accident, leaving behind a pregnant fiancée, Randie leaves her dream life in NYC and comes home to Cullville, WA to mourn and heal with her sister, but has no intention of staying there permanently.
Following a painful break-up, Joe Baxter guards his heart carefully, but when well meaning friends match him up with Randie, he can’t fight his immediate attraction to her. As they grow closer, Randie finds herself debating the idea of returning to NYC, but Joe isn’t the only one who finds her magnetic. When a suspected stalker attacks her, things heat up. Joe believes the attacker may be the town’s troublemaker and mill owner’s son, Jared, who is paying too much attention to his late friend’s fiancée, but will he be able to prove it before someone else gets hurt?
“Joe has oddly remained unhitched.” Kit decided to chime in. “I’m not really sure why that is. Why is that Joe? Maybe the gals around here are either too young or too old. You may be just right Randie, how old are you?” Kit gave Joe a go ahead and try to stop me look after his back-off glare.
Randie almost choked on her beer. “Umm, I didn’t mean. Umm, I’m twenty six, but I wasn’t trying to―”
“It’s okay Randie, no pressure.” Kit cut her off. “You two should catch a movie sometime, maybe dinner.” …..
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Jumping out of his seat Joe interrupted Roger. “They don’t care Roger, they like to do things the way they think things need to be done. They’re impatient.” Everyone watched Joe in shock, as he seemed to storm away from the circle and walk up into Al’s home.
The door shut behind Joe as he entered Al’s home. The ladies were all sitting on the couch while the kids sat and watched a kid’s movie and ate chips. Joe turned away and walked to the fridge. Opening it, he grabbed a beer and opened it up, taking a big swig. The ladies were sitting there watching him, waiting to see what he was going to do. He shut the refrigerator door and walked back over, standing in front of the couch and finally raised his eyes to Randie. They were all sitting there in anticipation.
“Randie, would you be interested in joining me Saturday night for dinner and a movie?” Randie, looking a bit shocked, looked over at Kay, who gave her a quick nod to go ahead, and then looked back at Joe.
“Yeah, sure, that sounds like a great idea.” And then she smiled at Joe, who was holding his breath because he finally exhaled in relief. And then he smiled back.
About the Author:
Writing was never something I imagined myself doing, not novels, and not until the last year or so. When I was young, my favorite books were usually filled with adventures. A few of my favorites included The Boxcar Children, From The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and Homecoming. I was always a huge Film and TV buff, and though I did enjoy the occasional drama- action, comedies, and thrillers were always my favorites. That's how I seem to have found myself writing Suspense novels, and one thriller.