Drake Addison, retired Marine, understands the dangers of the sea, but there’s a storm coming, and she’s all of five foot three.
A dark horse among the Treasure Coast’s elite, Drake’s passion and wealth tempt him. His first love is building yachts. Meeting Twila, he sees she has a passion as well—caring for the elderly, including his parents, but she’s trapped.
Like unearthing a gold doubloon, with one kiss from Twila, he craves a thousand. He makes an excuse to remain in Port St. Lucie and teach Twila about the sea. His mistake: misjudging the heart of one woman, the soul of another, and the ferocity of the one headed their way.
Sometimes, a little knowledge is dangerous, but for Twila—it’s deadly.
A standalone romantic adventure.
“Drake!” Twila’s sharp call whipped his head around. “Oh, God, do you see it?” Twila’s hand covered her mouth, her eyes round with fear.
“Quick.” He snagged the belts and lashed Twila in the captain’s chair, and then threw one around his own hips, snapping the clips on the console and cinching the belt tight. He gripped the wheel with all his strength. Feet apart, bracing his legs.
“What the hell is that?” she yelled.
“Hang on, Twila.”
Her scream rang in his ears as he steered straight into it. He’d read about ‘em, even seen them, but never one like this. “Shiiiiit,” he roared as the Rebecca rode up the enormous wall of water. So enormous, she could break the Rebecca in half and send them to the bottom. He closed his eyes and prayed to God Almighty.
Twila lives in her deceased mother’s trailer in a snowbird park in Florida. Unable to let go of her grief at losing her mother, she puts off returning to a business she loves, which is taking care of seniors in their own homes. She does, however, do that for free for all of her mother’s old neighbors. She is a ‘giver’ of the first order, never making waves, always on call, making the most of her nurse’s training.
For some time, one of her neighbors has been wanting Twila to meet her single son, but both have been resisting the fixup. When Drake finally comes to visit his folks, he finds Twila irresistible, just what his mom said.
That would be a very simple story if not for Drake’s soon-to-be Ex, and the biggest & best character of all in the book, the coming hurricane.
Waters is a new author to me, & I also read SEALed for the Weekend, this week & enjoyed it as well. The characters are interesting, feisty, & well-developed, & the word pictures are evocative to the point that the reader is actually in the middle of the story. I think you’ll love both of these books.
Manic Readers receives books from authors, publishers, and publicists which are given to
reviewers in exchange for their honest opinion. Each review represents the opinion of the reviewer
which may or may not have been influenced by receiving the book at no cost.
No comments available.