Secrets By Necessity




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Alexandra Colter wants peace, quiet and a chance to recuperate from an overwhelming work schedule. A vacation in the mountains fits the bill, but she never expects to fall in love. Unfortunately, her surgical career is several states away. With a huge student loan to repay, she needs a high-paying job to make ends meet.

Charles, the mountain caretaker, falls for Alexandra. He asks her to stay, but a caretaker's salary is a pittance. He can't help with her debt. Yet, if he doesn't provide a solution, her vacation will end, and she will forever be out of his reach.

Alexandra refuses to saddle Charles with her heavy debt, but how can she expect him to wait? Charles can't wait. With Alexandra's uncanny ability to uncover one mountain secret after another, he must tell her the mountain's biggest secret of all: his own.

Rating: Sensual
Page Count: 274
Word Count: 66446
978-1-61217-708-3 Paperback
978-1-61217-709-0 Digital

Excerpt:

Charles put one boot up onto the porch and leaned against a post. They stood at eye level. They also stood too close. The magnet pulled her again. She had this overpowering urge to lean over and kiss him. She wanted to feel his arms around her; she wanted to taste his lips. She wanted to feel his strength, his power.

She wanted her breath back. Alex clutched the blanket closer to her chest instead.

She had no right to want this man. It was merely a physical attraction, nothing more, a hormonal urge to be satisfied. She told herself over and over he wasn't interested. Common sense said not to get involved. Alexandra Colter was a visitor with no plans to stay. She belonged in New York. She had enormous bills to pay. She had neither the time nor energy to get involved with anyone, especially a man so far away from her home base.




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