Rosewood Bay Series, Book 1
Release Date Mar. 20, 2018
Fall in love with the Wards…
Mechanic and garage owner, Kane Harmon is used to the wealthy beautiful women visiting his beach town. He doesn’t get involved because he knows most females would merely be slumming for the summer.
Except Halley Ward isn’t just passing through. She lives a solitary life in a bungalow on the beach. A woman tormented by her past, distant from her wealthy family, different from Kane’s usual fare of town girls who know his M.O.- Don’t expect more than he’s willing to give.
Kane rescues Halley and her broken down car from the side of the road and instantly he’s hooked. She says she’s not interested in him. He knows she lies. And he makes it his mission to bring her back to life, to return her emotionally to her family. To show her the colors around her were as vibrant as the ones she puts on her canvas.
Until past meets present and threatens all the progress they’ve made. Then it’s Halley’s turn to step up and stand up for the relationship and life she’s finally coming to believe she deserves.
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He pulled it out and glanced at the screen to find a text from Halley. Sold painting to NYC gallery owner!
The fact that she bothered to text him about her good news was huge and he grinned. Celebration is in order, he texted back.
A few hours later, Kane walked up the front steps to Halley’s instead of going around the back the way he usually did when he came to work. He’d stopped by Andi’s place of work and left with a bouquet of flowers, so he strode up the walk and rang her doorbell, planning to surprise her and hopefully take her out for dinner instead of having her cook for them both.
Although he loved her meals and the fact that she didn’t mind cooking for him, he wanted to go out with her in public. To expose her to more of the world, and he didn’t want her to have a chance to say no over the phone or via text.
He rang the bell. It took a while for her to open the door, and when she did, she looked surprised to see him.
She held Monty in her arms. “Kane! Why didn’t you come around to the deck?”
He pulled the flowers from behind his back and held them out for her.
Her expression softened as she took in the bouquet. “They’re beautiful! Thank you,” she said, accepting the wild flowers.
He’d opted for a more casual bunch instead of roses because they reminded him of her spirit. Harnessed but waiting to be set free.
“How’s the little man?” he asked, petting the dog’s head.
“He’s great. So to what do I owe the pleasure of your company?” she asked.
“Well, I was hoping to convince you to let me take you to dinner.”
She stepped back and eyed him, looking him over from head to toe. “And that explains the nice jeans and the button-down shirt. Looking good, Mr. Harmon. Very good.”
Her expression told him she liked what she saw and he grinned. “So what do you say?” he asked. “Let me take you out to celebrate your sale.”
She grinned at that. “I’m really not dressed to go out.” She gestured to the oversized tee shirt she often wore to paint.
He shrugged. “I can wait while you shower or wash up. No problem.” He wasn’t looking to give her an out.
“If you’re sure you don’t mind waiting.”
He shook his head. For her? He could wait a lifetime, a revelation that should have shocked him but didn’t. His feelings for her were real and had been building from the beginning. Acknowledging them now felt right.
BLP REVIEW ~ Tracy
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About the Author:
After a successful fifteen-year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories.
Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.
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