Friday, April 13, 2018

The Soldier's Homecoming - Home to Covenant Falls by Patricia Potter #contemporary #romance #harlequin #superromance

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The Soldier's Homecoming
(Home to Covenant Falls #5)

by Patricia Potter

Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages

April 1st 2018 by Harlequin Superromance

He’s looking for roots. She won’t be tied down.

Army ranger Travis Hammond needs to heal physical and emotional wounds. A job in Covenant Falls checking out equine therapy programs for veterans is a start, but it’s only temporary. And he doesn’t need a partner, especially some reporter with the persistence of a terrier and irresistible green eyes. Like Travis, Jenny Talbot’s just passing through town. Unlike Travis, Jenny knows exactly where she’s going next—back to the Middle East, as soon as she recovers from her own war injury. But there’s a bend in the road for both of them.


       What was happening to her?
       She'd never let anything stand in the way of her career before.
       Certainly not a silly little dog.
       Or a major who didn't know what he would be doing next month.
        She turned toward the door.  She'd shut Travis off to make the call.  She should apologize.  She knocked lightly on his door.  Maybe he had gone to bed.  It had been a long day.
       He didn't answer immediately.  She tried again, her knock louder, and he opened the door.  His hair was wet.  All of him was damp, and he smelled wonderful.  His only covering was a towel wrapped around his middle.  
      His chest, upper arms and left leg were riddled with scars.  But what she really saw was the pain he must have endured.
       She looked up at him and smiled.  "You're beautiful," she said.
       The words escaped her before she could reclaim them.  But, to her, he was.  The scars on the lean, muscular body were hard earned.  Badges of honor and courage.
       And he really was a fine specimen of manhood.
        Travis stared at her in astonishment.
       The towel started to fall.  He grabbed it around his middle.  Heat clawed up his neck.
       To his surprise, Jenny grinned, her eyes full of mischief.  "I haven't seen you speechless before," she said, then added politely.  "May I come in?"'
        He was too stupefied to answer immediately.  His brain kept coming back to the word 'beautiful.'  After a few seconds of standing like a statue, he said, "I think you have."
        "Only if you move a few inches."  Her eyes sparkled.  "I just wanted to thank you.  It was a nice evening.  You were very tolerant of my butting in.  It would be rude not to express my appreciation."
          He suspected amusement under the explanation for her late visit, and it did nothing for the sudden movement under the towel.
        "I appreciate the thought," he said, just as formally.  "But I didn't think you rude.  Your curiosity comes naturally.  However, your apology is accepted," he added."
     "I think I'm going to withdraw it," she said with that engaging sense of humor that always startled him.  "You've been rude standing there and not inviting me inside.  Mischief practically danced in her eyes.  Despite his discomfort at her seeing the scars he usually tried to cover, he couldn't help but chuckle.  He never knew what was going to pop out of her mouth.
      "Beautiful?" he finally got out.  He hadn't been able to erase the word from his brain.
      "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," she recited with dignity before she started laughing.  "And, yeah, beautiful.  You have great muscles."
      He raised an eyebrow.  He had no idea how to respond to that, but he tried.  "I don't usually entertain when I'm . . . not dressed."
      "A pity," she said.   "But you did open the door."

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About the Author

Patricia Potter is the USA Today Bestselling Author of more than fifty books. She has received numerous writing awards, including RT Storyteller of the Year, its Career Achievement Award for Western Historical Romance and its Best Hero of the Year Award. She is a seven-time RITA finalist and three-time Maggie Award winner. She has served as president of Romance Writers of America. The Soldier's Homecoming is her fifteenth book for Harlequin.

Prior to writing fiction, she was a reporter for the Atlanta Journal and president of a public relations firm.

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  1. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the excerpt and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters the ones I know they would enjoy reading and they both love to read. Thank you!

  2. This would make a lovely gift for my wife!