Traveling to Crystal Creek
Based on the ranch where my father was raised, I love to visit the Whitlochs and learn what new and exciting romance will carry me through the year. Their lives are complicated, but romance softens even the hardest of hearts. Adventure follows the Whitlochs wherever they go.
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Threatened by a stalker, she turns to the only man who can help her – the man who walked out of her life ten years ago.
Can she trust him?
Artist Victoria Whitloch escapes the clutches of a stalker only to stumble into the arms of the man she never wants to see again, bad boy prosecutor Garrett Reynolds. To protect Victoria, Garrett whisks her away to an isolated lodge. Major problem for Victoria—how does she help Garrett capture the stalker while guarding her heart against the man who broke it once before?
Can he forget the past to save her future?
Garrett thought his heart had healed when Victoria left him ten years ago. Garrett’s bigger problem—capture the stalker determined to imprison Victoria. Keeping Victoria safe is no easy task for Garrett, but getting her to trust him is an entirely different challenge. He puts his life on the line to guard the woman who is more deserving of love than any woman he’s known.
This Excerpt Will Pull You In
Victoria Whitloch glanced over the top of her sketchpad at the Seine River. She forced her mind to focus on her drawing.
See the languid waters.
Watch the cruise ship.
See the intertwined couple kissing, touching, caressing.
But the feeling wouldn’t leave her. That feeling that someone in the shadows watched her.
No one watched her.
She had walked the area several times. The people in the area had their own interests, none of which included her.
A chill skittered across her neck and down her spine. She rolled her shoulders trying to free herself from the imagined stare.
No one watched her.
With bold strokes of her charcoal pencil, she sketched the cruise ship sailing down the middle of the river. She placed the couple on a bench in front of the church.
With a swirl of her pencil, she arched the man’s body so that his love for the woman showed in the way he held her, looked at her.
What She Can’t Forget
Victoria’s chest ached. A heartache. Her pencil froze above the sketch. How many years had it been since someone had looked at her that way?
The sun sank behind the Notre Dame Cathedral and painted the sky orange, gold, purple, red. She had little time left to finish her sketch. On the pad, Victoria marked the areas of the sunset that she would later fill in with vibrant colors.
The streetlights turned on, low at first, announcing the evening. Victoria’s time to wander the streets of Paris.
Cold burrowed itself into her stomach. She glanced over her shoulder. Walking after dark wasn’t her favorite pastime anymore.
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