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Title: Secrets Hidden In the Glass
Author: Cate Beauman
Genre: Contemporary Romance
About Secrets Hidden In the Glass:
Stained glass artist Callie Davis is in desperate need of a vacation. Burnt out and on the edge of a nervous breakdown, she’s fleeing the pressures of her career and is taking refuge on Massachusetts’ tiny Carter Island. Callie yearns for long, lazy days and pretty walks on the beach—blessed solitude and an escape from the complications of her life. Then she bumps into gorgeous Nate Carter and everything changes.
Sheriff Nathan Carter couldn’t be happier now that the height of the summer season has finally come and gone. After four endless months, tourists have packed their bags and headed for the mainland. The quiet days of autumn are about to befall the town—the way Nate and his fellow Sandersonians like it best.
But nothing ends up quite the way Nate expects when he meets the beautiful blonde with the big blue eyes. Callie’s pretty smiles hide secrets—deep, dark mysteries that could cost them both their lives if they continue digging into the past and cross a killer’s path.
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“Would you like to dance?” Nate asked.
Callie smiled. “I would love to.”
He took her hand and they walked to the center of the crowded floor. “Does this work for you?”
She nodded. “It’s perfect.”
“All right then.” He kept her hand in his and wrapped his arm around her waist.
She settled her arm around the back of his neck and followed his lead, breathing in his aftershave and laundry soap scent, trying to remember the last time she’d let a man hold her. “The park looks amazing. Very festive.”
“They did a great job with the setup,” he said as his eyes tracked around the grounds before they met hers again. “We always have a solid turnout. Thursday night is kind of our way of celebrating the end of the season before we welcome mainlanders for the rest of the weekend.”
She let herself relax against him. “I’m glad I’m here to enjoy it.”
“Me too. Although I’m sorry you missed dinner.”
“That wasn’t my intention. I ended up having something small to eat at the cottage.” She’d made quick work of shoving half a granola bar into her mouth as she slid on her sandals on the way out the door.
“I tried to snag you a brownie, but people around here are pigs when it comes to Molly’s baking, so…” He shrugged.
She smiled. “I appreciate the effort.”
He looked to his left, did a double take, and smiled, letting go of Callie’s hand long enough to send up a quick wave. “Ah, shit,” he said under his breath as he captured Callie’s fingers, lacing them with his.
She frowned. “What?”
Callie casually glanced in the direction Nate had just waved, where two women looked his way. “I take it Mrs. Beckle’s not the tall brunette?”
“No, that would be Anna, Mrs. Beckle’s daughter,” he said on a bit of a sigh. “Mrs. Beckle is convinced that Anna and I are fated or something.”
Callie looked Anna’s way again, noting her enviable curves filling out her red sleeveless top and black maxi skirt, then back into Nate’s eyes. “She’s very pretty.”
“Yeah, but she’s not very nice. She put gum in my hair when we were in second grade—a huge wad of Hubba Bubba. It was two pieces—maybe three. My mom tried getting it out with ice cubes and peanut butter, but she ended up shaving my head.”
Callie laughed, truly delighted with the man staring into her eyes. “So you’re a grudge holder?”
He frowned. “I thought you’d be on my side. Shaved head. In January. Do you know how cold it is around here that time of year?”
Callie threw her head back, laughing in a way she hadn’t in far too long—or maybe since Saturday night when Nate had held her in the frigid Atlantic waters.
He laughed too and pulled her closer against him. “It’s true. And I’m only half joking right now.”
It was hard not to really like Nate Carter. “You know, if law enforcement doesn’t work out, you should give comedy a try.”
He eased back enough to touch a hand to his heart. “The pain is real.”
Chuckling, she shook her head. “You’re a funny guy.”
“I’m glad you think so.”
It seemed she didn’t do much else but think about Nate, especially after seeing him again this morning.
The musician strummed the last few notes of the song, and the band picked up the pace with Tom Petty’s “American Girl.” Callie looked at her fingers intertwined with Nate’s, knowing she needed to let him go. “Thanks for the dance.”
About the Author:
International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal.
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