Every Move She Makes
No matter where she goes, he knows her every move…
Long ago, Rachel Carpenter was a glamorous soap star. She gave it all up to move to Napa Valley with her daughters to open a bookstore near her family vineyard. Her life is safe and dependable, until she encounters Kane Lafferty at a wilderness camp in the rugged High Sierra. A burned-out police detective struggling with his own demons, Kane is instantly attracted to Rachel. And like Rachel, he isn’t sure if he’s ready to open his heart. But everything is about to change…
Someone is watching from the darkness. A fanatic obsessed with Rachel for years has decided to claim what he believes is his. It will be up to Kane to not only protect his new love and her family, but to uncover the identity of the stalker before it’s too late for all of them…
Rachel was a decent swimmer, but she was no match for Kane. He passed her and was waiting when she reached the far shore.
“It looks like I won.” He pushed a strand of wet hair out of her eyes. “What’s my prize?”
Slowly he pulled her against him. The wet cotton bra wasn’t much of a barrier as she hooked her arms around his neck. Skin slid against skin before a searing kiss stole her breath.
“Want a rematch?” His breath came in a gasp.
Rachel flipped backward into the water and swam hard enough to reach the shore seconds before he did, then climbed out onto the warm granite.
He flopped down beside her, water running off him in streams. “You beat me. What’s your prize?”
Lying on her stomach, she glanced up and blinked fat droplets off her lashes. “I get to dry off on your shirt.”
He grabbed his shirt, but instead of handing it to her, ran the soft cotton over her back and down her legs. “How’s that?”
“Nice.” She closed her eyes, afraid to see the expression in his. Afraid the temptation to let him do more would destroy her control.
“Turn over.” The words were a whisper in her ear. When she rolled onto her back, he dried her arms and bare stomach. “Look at me, Rachel.”
Slowly, she lifted her lids.
“We can leave now, or we can stay. Your call.”
About the Author:
Write what you know. Jannine Gallant has taken this advice to heart, creating characters from small towns and plots that unfold in the great outdoors. She grew up in a tiny Northern California town and currently lives in beautiful Lake Tahoe with her husband and two daughters. When she isn’t busy writing or being a full time mom, Jannine hikes or snowshoes in the woods around her home. Whether she’s writing contemporary, historical or romantic suspense, Jannine brings the beauty of nature to her stories. To find out more about this author and her books, visit her website atjanninegallant.com.