I am trying to catch up on my backlog of recent reads since I have been hiatus-ing. And it will let me catch up with my reading since I’m not reading as fast these days and it’s taking me longer to get through a book.
Synopsis ~ The Black Sheep
While house-sitting at a waterfront estate, sweet, straight-laced Harley is stunned by the arrival of her employer’s supposedly dead son, an Alaskan bush pilot with a bad boy rep who’s been wounded in an airplane crash. Coming home after years of estrangement–and a stint in prison–to make amends with the old man is difficult for Tucker, but not half as difficult as keeping his distance from the super-sexy but virginal Harley while they share the house, awaiting his father’s return.
Having given up on the idea that he’ll ever fully heal from his ravaged leg, Tucker balks when Harley urges him to swim as physical therapy–until she adds a unique incentive: “Catch me and you can have me.” Her certainty that he’ll never be able to swim that fast evaporates when he embarks on a rigorous training regimen, determined to claim her as his prize. But when she unearths the dark secret in his past, will she still be willing to pay up when the time comes?
Harley Ann Sayers awoke to the crash and tinkle of glass.
She lay in the dark, struggling to hear anything above the sounds of her own ragged breathing and the blood pounding in her ears. A door closed softly downstairs. Footsteps crunched in the glass.
Someone’s in the house.
From the doorway, Phil said, “You can thank me by getting a haircut. And would it kill you to get on fucking Facebook?” [Loc 1177]
The only awkward moment occurred when, halfway through the meal, she carelessly pushed her hair behind her ears, freezing when she noticed R.H. staring at her fixedly. The earrings! She was wearing his dead wife’s five-hundred-year-old earrings! [Loc 2906]
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