|High School Brenda|
I think I spent my high school years yearning for guys that just weren't that into me. There were two brothers, Jeff and Scott: one was curly-haired, wide, white smile, lean yet muscular. The other had straight, short hair, was studious and more serious. Different from square one, and I loved them both.I would've taken either one of them - but neither one wanted me.
Then there was Dale. We were buddies. Ugh. I melted every time I looked into his purple eyes...and he'd pat me on the back. Buddies.
Ted was the bass player in a local, rock band. Those before him might have been considered puppy love, but I had the hots for Ted. True lust. He never gave me a second look.
Then there was that guy who had my heart the minute he transferred from California. Oh my gosh. Everyone knew how hot California guys were. But he ended up writing poetry to my girlfriend, Peggy.
Maybe my high school years prepared me to write the villain in The Art of Love and Murder, the first book in my Love and Murder Series. She's just not that into him. Makes a guy a little crazy and murderous...
Lacy Dahl never questioned her past until the deaths of her adoptive parents and her husband. A husband who wasn't what he seemed. Her research uncovers secrets about the mother she never knew; secrets that dispute the identity of her father and threaten her life.
Sheriff Chance Meadowlark is still haunted by the murder of his wife and the revenge he unleashed in the name of justice. When he meets Lacy he is determined not to become involved, but their pasts may make that impossible. As they move closer to the truth, saving Lacy may be his only salvation.
Lacy begins to think the present is more important than her past...until Chance's connection to her mother and a murder spin her deeper into danger and further from love. Will the truth destroy Lacy and Chance or will it be the answer that frees them?
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