Back for Tuesday Teaser. Today I will give you a peek into Winter’s Shadow.
Mark went over to the counter and started a pot of coffee brewing. When he turned around, he noticed Julia holding her hands out to the wood-burning stove, her cheeks rosy from the cold air outside. She gave him a soft smile that made him want to lick her lips.
He crossed over to her, and she turned away from the stove to face him.
“I’m really glad your mom fought to keep this old thing. I love how much heat it puts out.”
That stove had nothing on Julia. With only a look, she created a heat inside him that he swore would ignite him from the inside and burn him up. They stared at each other. He raised his hand to lightly caress the side of her face. Smooth skin slid against his palm. Her eyelids fluttered closed, and her head tilted slightly back. He slowly closed the distance between them. His lips brushed against hers. A mere grazing of skin against skin.
She took a step back, breaking the connection and turned to walk across the kitchen.
He sighed as he heard the cabinet door open and the sound of two coffee mugs being placed on the countertop. Damn it. He had made a move too soon.
Hell, he had probably been pushing it when he’d left his arm around her on the way home. No. This wasn’t her home, or at least it hadn’t been. Did she want it to be?
Why in the hell had she left? She had ended their relationship because she didn’t want to leave here. But she had left anyway. So what in the hell had changed her mind?
“Why did you leave with him?” The silence let him know she had stopped what she had been doing, but he didn’t turn around and face her. “What made Allen good enough?”
Living for years amidst a whirlwind of fear and danger, Julia Farris finally snaps free from the bonds that kept her in Arizona. But when she arrives in her hometown of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, she realizes she’s jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.
With the death of his parents, Mark Webb went to part time at the local police department to run his parents’ bed and breakfast, a job he’s begun to think very lonely until his old high school flame shows up.
As Julia tries to seize control of her life, she finds herself intrigued with the possibilities presented by Mark’s presence. But getting closer to Mark might spell disaster. What’s a girl to do when one ex might be dead and the other wears a badge?
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