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Rescued by the Firefighter
(Shores of Indian Lake #10)
By Catherine Lanigan
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming
He saved her life…
But will he destroy her dreams?
Firefighter Rand Nelson is tall and handsome and has literally walked through an inferno for Beatrice Wilcox. He’s a hero…and that’s exactly the problem. Beatrice knows all too well the risks of loving a man with a dangerous career. But when Rand’s report threatens her beloved children’s camp, Beatrice can’t refuse his offer of help…even though she knows they’re both playing with fire.
“I’ll walk you to your truck,” she said and turned to grab her crutches from the porch railing.
“No need. I can see the way.”
“Good night vision, too, huh?”
He decided he didn’t want their time together to end, so he stood at the bottom step as she followed him down. “You’re getting pretty good with those things.”
“I’m trying,” she said and walked alongside him to his truck.
He stopped, turned and moved so close to her he could smell her floral scent. And was that peanut butter on her breath?
“What I meant to say, Rand,” she breathed, her eyes falling to the ground, “was thank you for saving my life. Eli’s life… Chris’s…”
Before she said another word, his lips touched hers in an excruciatingly soft kiss that sent Rand’s mind tumbling as if he’d been pitched over a cliff. He was falling and he didn’t want to ever hit bottom.
He deepened the kiss and felt a jolt of excitement and warmth straight through to his heart. She kissed him back with an eagerness he’d never experienced.
She broke the kiss, but kept her lips next to his so that he felt every movement of her breath against his lips.
He kissed her again with the full comprehension that this could be the most irreparable decision of his life.
It was Beatrice who tore herself away once again. She put her hands on his chest and pushed him back. Not so far that he felt shunned, but far enough that he knew she wanted distance.
“I’m sorry,” he said.
“For…offering to help, or for the kiss?”
“The kiss. I don’t know what came over me.” He rushed on. “I’m going to blame it on the moonlight.”
She shook her head. “Too much of a cliché.” Her face was mirthless.
Had he gone too far? After all, they didn’t know each other all that well, though now he sure as heck wanted to change that. No, she’d enjoyed that kiss as much as him.
“What is it, Bee?”
“Maybe,” she began, “you only kissed me because you feel sorry for me. My finances… My foot and being dependent on these stupid crutches.” She looked down. “Which are lying on the ground now.” She kicked one of the crutches. “Useless as they are.”
“Nah.” He pulled her close and kissed her one last time to get him through the long night. “That’s definitely not why I kissed you.”
He turned and opened the truck door. He had to escape, and fast, before he was completely overwhelmed by her.
He climbed in, shut the door and rolled down the window. He couldn’t take his eyes off her. Silver strands of moonlight wove through her golden hair and her eyes sparkled as if reflecting starlight. He knew she hadn’t the slightest idea how magical she looked.
“Just remember I’m here for you, Bee.”
He started the engine.
She leaned toward the window. “You saved my life, Rand. But helping me? I think that’s over your pay grade. Good night.” She spun away, picked up her crutches and hobbled toward her cabin.
He watched her in the rearview mirror. She didn’t believe him. She didn’t believe in him. And that bothered him. A lot.
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About the Author
Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER and MY RACING HEART (2019).
Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for Heartwarmingauthors.blogspot.com.
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Ends November 14th