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Into the Fire
Compass Boys Book 2
Mari Carr & Jayne Rylon
Release Date Nov. 28, 2017
James Compton is a man of two worlds. For half the year, he’s Seth’s oldest boy, working with his family and the horses on Compass Ranch. The other half, he’s Jamie, a daring smokejumper on the West Yellowstone Squad. Those two halves make him feel whole, happy, satisfied. Until he meets his boss’s daughter, Ivy…
Ivy Wagner’s life should be complete. College degree in hand, she’s excited to embark on her career as a large-animal vet. Add in the attention of one very sexy James Compton, and her future should be all sunshine and steamy shared showers. However, a shattering loss in her past ensures Ivy will never date a smokejumper…no matter how perfect for her James may be.
As the couple grows closer, it’s clear they’re headed for a day of reckoning. Ivy can’t lose someone she loves to a raging wildfire, and James may be incapable of giving up a vital part of himself, of living half a life.
When James faces his own loss, the pair are forced to confront their individual demons. What will they willingly let go of…and what will they choose to fight for?
They’d only walked a short distance when he decided it was silly to pretend like they weren’t both there.
“What do you do for a living, Ivy?”
He glanced at her over his shoulder, saw her reticence in responding.
“I’m just curious. I don’t have any plans to continue stalking you once this hike is over.”
She sighed. “I’m a vet. Work at the pet clinic in West Yellowstone.”
“Is that right? Take care of kittens and puppies?” He hadn’t meant that as an insult, but the way she crinkled her nose proved she’d taken it as such.
“I’m not saying that’s a bad thing at all,” he hastened to explain. James was a huge fan of both types of pets. Probably because they had a couple big dogs at the ranch and at least half a dozen barn cats at any given time.
Ivy shrugged. “I know. It’s just not where I plan to end up. This is a short-term gig. I specialized in school. My field of study was large-animal care.”
James stopped walking, and Ivy was almost next to him before she realized. She pulled up short. “You mean like horses and cattle?”
She nodded. “Yeah. I love horses.”
A big smile split his face. “So do I. My family owns a ranch in Compton Pass, Wyoming.”
Her face brightened. “I know where that is. Saw the exit for it after every holiday when I drove back to college.”
“Oh yeah. Must mean you went to Colorado State. We’re on the way.”
“Yeah. Always wanted to stop in Compton Pass. Seems like a really nice place.”
About the Author: Mari Carr
Writing a book was number one on Mari Carr’s bucket list and on her thirty-fourth birthday, she set out to see that goal achieved. Too many years later, her computer is jammed full of stories, novels, novellas, short stories and dead-ends and she has nearly eighty published works. Virginia native, Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary erotic romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. Join her newsletter so you don’t miss new releases and for exclusive subscriber-only content.
About the Author: Jayne Rylon
Jayne Rylon is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She received the 2011 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Indie Erotic Romance. Her stories used to begin as daydreams in seemingly endless business meetings, but now she is a full time author, who employs the skills she learned from her straight-laced corporate existence in the business of writing. She lives in Ohio with two cats and her husband, the infamous Mr. Rylon. When she can escape her purple office, she loves to travel the world, avoid speeding tickets in her beloved Sky, SCUBA dive, and of course read.