A Deadly Deed Grows (paperback)

ISBN Digital: 978-1-62830-855-6
ISBN Print: 978-1-62830-854-9
Page Count: 292
Word Count: 71715
Rating: Sweet
MSRP: 15.99

Mira Stanley has come to Cape San Blas, Florida for one reason—to save Claire Peterson, her boss's aunt, from being swindled and losing her home. She realizes it will be a challenge to defeat Bradley Lane, the unscrupulous land developer, even with her accomplished skills as a lawyer. However, another element adds itself to the equation when Mira meets the attractive Sean Thorndale. The chemistry between them leaves Mira confused and frightened.
Sean Thorndale has always been confident and driven with one personal agenda. And it promises to be dangerous. Even if he must deceive others by following Bradley Lane's orders, he'll do it to get justice for someone close to him. At least that's how he feels until he meets Mira Stanley. The attraction builds. Is the danger to Sean worth the risk to their relationship?


She felt the buildup of tension on the trip back. And she knew it came from an obvious source, that anticipation of a goodbye kiss. She didn’t know what to expect or how she would respond. Her feelings were conflicted with the person sitting next to her being so friendly, so engaging. She couldn’t keep that nagging voice in the back of her head away for long. And it kept warning her that not everything was as it seemed. Still, she liked Sean, couldn’t help but like him. She forced that thought to stay with her as they said goodbye.

“Well, it’s been nice, Mira Stanley. I enjoyed your company despite the ugly conversation about your view of my partner’s notorious brother. But we won’t go into that again,” he said.

His words touched her face with short brushstrokes of his breath as his face came within inches of hers. Closer and closer it seemed. And each inch pushed her heartbeat to race faster and faster. “Um hmm,” she answered, since her thoughts refused to form into words.

“And I hope you feel the same way,” he whispered and came closer, backing her against the door.

Now, Mira could only see parts of him, but she focused on his lips as they brushed against hers, his voice drowned out by the pounding of her heart. But when he touched her, the beating stopped. His kiss made her stop everything. All thoughts and feelings focused only on one subject. That kiss. And whether foolish thinking or not, she wanted it to last forever.

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