Every Waking Moment

by Brenda Novak

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July 1, 2005

ISBN-13: 0373770456

Available in: Paperback

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Every Waking Moment
by Brenda Novak

Sometimes you have to risk it all...

Emma Wright has finally escaped the dangerous man who's dominated her life for the past six years. She's taken her five-year-old son, Max, and fled across the country, seeking freedom, safety, a fresh start. But Max's father is no fool. And he isn't willing to give them up so easily.

Preston Holman trusted the wrong person when he called his good friend, Dr. Vince Wendell, to his house to treat his sick little boy. When Dallas died only two days later, everyone, including his wife, believed it was a tragic act of fate. Only Preston was convinced that Dallas's rapid decline stemmed from something far more sinister. Now he's given up everything—his home, his wife, his past life—to pursue the man he believes killed his son. He's after revenge, closure. But the police won't listen. And he knows it's very likely that Wendell will strike again.

When Preston meets Emma, he doesn't want anything to do with her or her problems. He's carrying a gun he eventually plans to use. And she has a boy who reminds him far too much of Dallas, which stirs up the old memories and the pain. But she's in desperate need of a ride, and he can't leave her stranded. Fortunately, what we most resist is sometimes the very thing we need....



Brenda Novak's Bio

It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s career as a bestselling author—she caught her day-care provider drugging her children with cough syrup to get them to sleep all day. That was when Brenda decided she needed to quit her job as a loan officer and help make a living from home.“When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda says. But she sold that book, and the rest is history. Her novels have made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and won many awards, including five Rita nominations, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Book Seller’s Best and the National Reader’s Choice Award.Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are proud parents of five children—three girls and two boys. When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually raising funds for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). So far, Brenda has raised $2.6 million. Please visit http://www.brendanovakforthecure.org to see how you can help.