Heartbreaker

By Karen Robards

Whereas traveling in Utah’s mountain barren region, Lynn Nelson unexpectedly reveals herself having to house her teenage daughter Rory’s raging hormones. the item of Rory’s ardour is their consultant, drop-dead beautiful Jess Feldman, a guy the divorced Lynn instinctively distrusts, whilst she shields herself from his blazing child blues. yet after Lynn and Rory fall off a cliff of sheared rock, Jess turns into their basically desire. Risking his existence, he navigates them in the course of the impenetrable woodland hundreds of thousands of toes under, unwittingly plunging them right into a risk extra menacing than they can have imagined. Exhausted and injured, all they've got is one another—a terrified baby, and a guy and a girl who rediscover ardour in every one other’s arms—as they race opposed to time for his or her lives.

Praise for Heartbreaker
 
“A romantic mystery, to not be missed.”The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
“Brilliant . . . Nonstop motion combines with humor and romance.”Romantic Times
 
“A fast moving tale.”The Chattanooga News

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Begin together with your adolescence. i would like to listen to all approximately it. ” Lynn informed him. by the point she used to be comprehensive, her head was once pillowed at the enterprise muscle tissue simply above his breastbone and one hand was once splayed throughout his naked chest, enjoying idly with a curl of darkish brown chest hair. His arm was once round her waist. She wasn’t really mendacity in mattress with him even though. One foot nonetheless touched the ground. “Your turn,” she stated eventually. “Did you and Owen relatively develop up on that ranch? ” “Would I lie a few factor like that? ” He grinned and stroked her hair. “My, you're suspicious. convinced, we actually did. ” “Tell me all approximately it,” she ordered, entranced. He did. someplace in the course of his recital she should have fallen asleep, simply because whilst the telephone shrilled beside the mattress it woke up her with a begin. She lifted her head, shook it, and glanced up at Jess, who used to be blinking groggily as he groped for the telephone. He should have fallen asleep too, she determined, and smiled at him as she sat up, rubbing her eyes. finding the telephone on its fourth or 5th ring, he silenced it by means of the easy expedient of bringing the receiver to his ear with no ever lifting his head from the pillows. “Hello,” he stated, and listened a minute. Lynn smoothed her hair again from her face and checked the buttons on her flannel blouse. “What? ” Jess exploded, sitting bolt upright, each final hint of sleep vanishing from his face immediately. All Lynn’s physique structures immediately went on purple alert. “What time is it? ” he requested into the telephone subsequent. Then, “Jesus Christ, we’ve received 3 hours! ” No, Lynn concept, oh, no. “Where am i able to succeed in you? ” Jess fumbled at the bedside desk for a pen. Lynn attempted to cross him a pad of paper, yet he shook his head at her and wrote the quantity he used to be given at the again of his hand. “This manner I can’t lose it,” he acknowledged to her, protecting the mouthpiece along with his hand. “I’ll be in touch,” Jess acknowledged into the telephone back, and placed the receiver again into its cradle. For a second after he hung up he easily stared into area. Then he checked out Lynn. From his expression Lynn knew it was once undesirable ahead of he even opened his mouth. “They bought to the compound, and the entire Healers have been there as marketed, making a song hymns and praying and expecting the fantastic finish. They staged a raid, bought every person out, searched where from best to backside. Reverend Bob wasn’t there. ” “What time is it? ” Lynn requested, as her brain got here to grips with the ramifications. “Six A. M. ,” Jess acknowledged. forty two JESS REACHED DOWN and, with a grimace, conscientiously untaped the IV line and pulled the needle from his arm. “What are you doing? ” Lynn demanded, appalled. “What does it appear like? Getting out of this damned mattress. ” “You may still name a nurse! ” “Honey, we’re out of time. Didn’t you pay attention what I acknowledged? Reverend Bob wasn’t within the compound with the remainder of them. He might be at any place within the state, anyplace on this planet in reality. All he wishes is a working laptop or computer and a modem to detonate these bombs. ” “Oh, my God! ” Having Jess positioned it into phrases made the horror genuine. “Exactly,” Jess stated, shedding the needle in order that it dangled on the finish of its tubing.

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