Heartbreaker

By Karen Robards

Whereas touring in Utah’s mountain desolate tract, Lynn Nelson unexpectedly reveals herself having to house her teenage daughter Rory’s raging hormones. the thing of Rory’s ardour is their consultant, drop-dead beautiful Jess Feldman, a guy the divorced Lynn instinctively distrusts, whilst she shields herself from his blazing child blues. yet after Lynn and Rory fall off a cliff of sheared rock, Jess turns into their basically desire. Risking his existence, he navigates them throughout the impenetrable wooded area millions of ft under, unwittingly plunging them right into a risk extra menacing than they can have imagined. Exhausted and injured, all they've got is one another—a terrified baby, and a guy and a lady who rediscover ardour in every one other’s arms—as they race opposed to time for his or her lives.

Praise for Heartbreaker
 
“A romantic mystery, to not be missed.”The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
“Brilliant . . . Nonstop motion combines with humor and romance.”Romantic Times
 
“A fast moving tale.”The Chattanooga News

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It appeared extra own by some means. “Or whatever. ” Lynn couldn’t ascertain, yet from the sound of his voice she inspiration he used to be smiling. “Or something,” she agreed. She loved the concept he was once smiling, and that alarmed her. “We should money your shoulder,” she acknowledged, desiring to distract herself. Liking a guy like Jess Feldman may be harmful. being concerned even if she can make him smile will be risky. the place would it not lead? instantly to that holiday fling. Which appeared extra attractive whenever her overactive mind's eye started filling within the information. “So payment it. ” Her arms touched the nice and cozy, delicate expanse of his shoulder, slid alongside it. It felt not easy, and she or he remembered how wide his shoulders have been. Her pulse fluttered anew. recover from it, Lynn ordered herself, and determinedly grew to become her recognition to the duty to hand. She refused to permit herself to think about him in a sexual means back. “The bleeding’s stopped,” she acknowledged, voice brisk as she probed the bandage. “Ouch! That hurts like hell! ” “There’s regularly the Tylenol. ” “I imagine we must always retailer that for Rory. No aspect in losing stable drugs. ” “It may well take the sting off. ” “I doubt it. ” He shifted, the flow a smooth rustle. “Lynn? ” She beloved the best way he acknowledged her identify, in that low, rough-edged voice. Lynn learned that her pulse had quickened back, and she or he cursed her wayward libido. They have been in mortal probability, at the run for his or her lives; now used to be certainly no longer the time to head all goo-goo-eyed over an individual, less Jess Feldman. no matter if the time were correct, the fellow certainly wasn’t. She’d visible sufficient heartbreakers to acknowledge one while he crossed her course. even though she’d by no means loved one ahead of. That extra a troubling size to the equation. “What? ” she wondered warily. If he invited her to move slowly into his sound asleep bag with him, she’d … she’d … decline. Coolly. Coldly. as though the concept used to be a not-so-amusing little bit of impudence on his half. the way in which she may have reacted to this type of recommendation twenty-four hours previous. an afternoon, she mirrored, used to be a long time. She could decline with aid, truly. since it could determine every thing she knew approximately his sort. “Better wake Rory,” he stated. “It’s time to move. ” 23 the child COUGHED, stirring in her palms. Theresa stiffened, “Elijah? ” Her voice used to be delicate, pondering. “Elijah! ” He moved back, as though in resolution. She snatched him up through his top hands, preserving him aloft, shaking him. “Elijah! ” He started to cry. notwithstanding she was once deep within the silver mine, the most passage used to be a immediately shot again from the doorway to the place she had collapsed with Elijah on her lap. a couple of rays of moonlight penetrated the gloom, sufficient to allow her to determine the baby’s face. His eyes have been mere sparkling slits, yet they have been open; his cheeks have been crumpled with indignation. His lips parted in a jack-o’-lantern grimace as he emitted one earsplitting howl after one other. He was once crying! He was once alive! “Thank you, God! ” Theresa sobbed out loud. Her hands dropped, and he or she cradled her child brother shut, her physique rocking backward and forward as though to appease herself in addition to him.

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