Two sisters lose sight of what’s most important- family bonds.
Holly Tremaine is living on borrowed time. A life-threatening illness ends her promising musical career and sends her home in the hope of making amends for the past.
Levi Anderson is on the fast track to a successful year within his profession- the last thing he has time for is his twin brother’s shenanigans. But when it includes the one woman Levi hasn’t been able to forget, his conscience won’t let him avoid the temptation to see her again.
Can remorse heal all wounds? Or will past betrayals continue to ruin family ties, one thread at a time?
Left on her own, Holly roamed from room to room in the stylish townhome. Everything from the hardwood flooring to the wainscoting and artistic lighting was impeccably melded to showroom quality—not a coaster or pillow out of place. She tipped a moody-looking print by famed British Columbian artist and author, Emily Carr, just to see how long it took for their parents to notice. Who was she kidding? Her mom would see it the moment she walked through the door.
The perfect precision of the home was an echo of the stiffness between her parents. They’d never been exuberant with their affections, but this was different. Cold. Clinical.
Holly felt as though she was wandering through an alternate universe. One filled by betrayal and divorce. While she’d been pursuing a career, her family had imploded. And the worst part; no one had thought to call her. Over-sensitive or not, it felt like she’d been disowned, and it hurt.
At the end of the hall, she pressed a hand against the door to her father’s sanctuary—his office. Many evenings she and Susan would sit at his feet and listen enthralled while he regaled them with tales of pirates and princesses, mischievous elves and buried treasure. As with every good fairytale, a dashing hero would arrive just in time to save the day. It was probably then, listening to stories at her father’s knee, that Holly began to dream of her own hero. He’d need to be strong enough to slay dragons. Charming and kind, yet able to make her laugh. Handsome and gentle; a father as perfect as her own. A good kisser; that’s as far as her nine-year-old mind would go at the time. And above all else, someone she could talk to, share ideas with.
Even then, she’d known the value of a true friend.
The rattle of a key in the front door lock jerked her back to the moment. Self-conscious, she dropped her hand from where it had been resting and turned to greet her parents.
Except it wasn’t her mother and father.
Susan hesitated on the threshold, their gazes fusing across the distance. A cold draft knifed its way between them filled with ugly words and betrayals.
Holly was the first to break free. She waded through the debris of the past, a plastic smile on her lips and went to meet her sister. “Great minds think alike. I’d planned on stopping by your house this morning until Mother informed me you have a life.”
Something cynical flashed in Susan’s blue eyes before she stepped in and closed the door, sucking the fresh air out of the entry. “She called and suggested I get over here and straighten out our differences.” She held her hands out in mock supplication. “So here I am, sister. Take your best shot.”
Sometimes, love happens when we least expect it…
NHL defenseman Roy Donaldson lives for the game. When an ex-girlfriend/stalker causes trouble for the team, Roy gets benched.
And the only way he can return to the rotation…? Accept help from sassy, sexy PA Patience Kennedy.
Patience is one step away from a junior partnership as a personal assistant– all she needs to do is restore a sullen, annoying, attractive hockey player’s image.
Shouldn’t be too hard, right?
The Player: Men of WarHawks- Book 2
Because the true power is love!
My heroes are tough, alpha males who know what they want. That is until they get gob-smacked by heroines who are strong, contemporary women willing to show them what they really need is love.
I’ve been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoy writing romance novels that end with happy-ever-afters.
Jacquie Biggar has a wonderful gift for writing hot and extremely likable military men!
From the time Jacquie was twelve years old, she knew she wanted to be a writer. That year she wrote a short story called Count Daffodil after spending countless hours searching for ideas. The story garnered Jacquie an A and was read aloud through the school’s loudspeaker system. Needless to say, after that she was hooked.
Jacquie grew up, married her best friend, raised a family and left her writing urges to simmer in the background unattended.
She owned and operated a successful diner in her hometown for a number of wonderful years before deciding to live her dream of becoming an author.
Jacquie’s first book, Tidal Falls, a romantic suspense novel about second chances, released September of 2014.
Connect with Jacquie here: email@example.com