Just a Kiss
A Summer Harbor Novel #3
September 6, 2016
Available in: Trade Size
Riley Callahan’s plans to reveal his secret
feelings for his best friend are ruined when his life is
drastically altered in Afghanistan.
Watching the love of his life falling for his brother was
enough to send Riley straight to boot camp. But over a year
later, he’s officially a marine, and Beau and Paige
are no longer an item. When Riley’s tour in
Afghanistan is up, he intends to confess his feelings to
Paige and win his best friend’s heart once and for all.
But all that changes when an IED takes the life of a comrade
and leaves Riley an amputee. Now he’s heading home,
injured and troubled. His plans to win Paige are a distant
dream. She deserves so much more than the man that’s
left. All he can do now is put some healthy distance between
them. But upon his return he discovers his family has
arranged for him to stay with Paige.
Paige is a nurturer at heart and happy to take care of her
best buddy. By all appearances he’s adjusting
miraculously well to his disability. But as the days pass,
Paige begins to see that the smiles and laughter are just a
mask for the pain he’s hiding. He has nightmares and
mood swings, and his unwavering independence keeps him from
accepting help from anyone, including her. To make matters
worse, her job is in serious jeopardy. The animal shelter
that she’s poured her heart into has lost its funding,
and she has three months to come up the money needed to save it.
As the weeks wear on with the two in such close proximity,
Paige’s feelings for Riley begin to shift into
unchartered territory. Why is she suddenly noticing his
corded arm muscles and the way his lips curl at the corners?
Will she be able to deny her feelings for another Callahan
brother? And will Riley let his heart heal so he can let
Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 25 books, including “The Convenient Groom” and “A December Bride” which have been made into Hallmark movies. She has appeared on the The 700 club and won awards such as The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist.
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