Heart Shifter

ISBN Digital: 978-1-62830-492-3
Page Count: 76
Word Count: 18550
Rating: Spicy(PG13)

Mitch Mingan has chosen to remain a bachelor; he doesn’t want anyone else to suffer his destiny. But when his cousin Ken dies leaving behind twin boys, it is up to Mitch to ensure his nephews are ready for what lies ahead. Inviting Ken’s widow Sarah and the boys up for the summer seems like a perfect start.

For Sarah, a summer up north is the perfect opportunity for her sons to get to know their father’s family. It’s also a chance for Sarah to learn the truth behind why her husband left his childhood home at such an early age. What she doesn’t count on is falling for their handsome host. She also doesn’t count on finding out the family legacy: Mingan means wolf!

Rating: Spicy
Page Count: 76
Word Count: 18550
978-1-62830-492-3 Digital 


Tired of staring at the ceiling but not tired enough to fall asleep, Sarah climbed out of bed and quietly opened the door. Perhaps reading would help. No man-made light needed, the moon shone bright through the front windows. She tiptoed across the room. Ignoring her e-reader, she nestled instead into one of the large, swivel chairs and gazed out the huge picture window.

What? Footsteps? Had she fallen asleep? She turned toward the hall expecting it to be one of the boys.

Remaining still, she studied Mitch’s silhouette as he strolled towards the kitchen. He opened the fridge door and bent to retrieve the apple pie left over from dinner. Va-va-voom. Naked! The corners of her mouth rose to a sly smile; she could no longer remain silent. She cleared her throat.

In one quick, smooth move, Mitch closed the fridge door and took a step to the side, putting the kitchen island between the two of them. He held the pie plate in his hands.

“Sorry…” they both started.

“Sorry,” he repeated. “I wasn’t paying attention. I didn’t realize anyone was up.”

“My fault,” she apologized. “I guess I should’ve had a light on or something. The full moon on the water is magical.”

“It’s not a full moon yet. We’ve got a couple of days still until that happens.”

“Well, it’s beautiful nonetheless.”

“There are a lot of beautiful things here.” He broke off a piece of crust and tossed it in his mouth. “I guess maybe I should sleep in some shorts or something. I’ve been known to hunt around for a midnight snack on more than one occasion.”

“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to get in the way of your nightly ritual.”

“Oh, this is nothing,” he said with a chuckle. Putting the pie plate down, he leaned forward and rested his elbows on the counter. “Would you like a piece?”

Sarah smiled at the double entendre. “No, thanks. In fact, I think I should make my way back to bed.”

She rose from the chair and struggling not to glance in Mitch’s direction, she headed to the small hallway. “Good night, Mitch.”

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