by Rosemary Indra
When Miranda Cummins borrows a friend’s cabin to finish writing her long overdue book, she’s surprised to find the one-room retreat already occupied by Kevin Mathews. Though she feels a spontaneous attraction for Kevin, Miranda has recently escaped a controlling husband and isn’t ready for a long-term relationship.
Unsatisfied with his occupation, Kevin is at a crossroads. Miranda understands and encourages him to look at the direction his life is going. Fired up by her encouragement, Kevin returns to Forest Ridge to resume his firefighting career.
When Miranda is threatened by her ex-husband, Kevin realizes he will do anything to protect her. Miranda has shown Kevin a new passion for life. Can he fan the flames of passion into an Everlasting Love?
In a small town he had to be cautious. Driving too close to his intended victim would be obvious. He’d lagged back allowing more distance between his car and the one in front of him. When several vehicles exited the highway, he hung back even farther. His prey was no longer insight but he knew the Chevy was still there. He gripped the steering wheel tighter and tried to be patient.
As the city gave way to the mountainous forest, he saw his opportunity; pressing on the accelerator he started to close the space between them. Now, in this isolated wildness, he needed to move in for the kill.
No one would find a body or the missing vehicle for some time. This was the perfect set up. No witnesses. No surveillance cameras. For once and all, he could loosen the chain around his neck and live a carefree life again.
He sped up and still no sign of the other tail lights. The driver must have turned off to another road. He’d passed countless side roads since entering the highway. Finding which road the other vehicle used would be impossible.
He wiped his hand across the back of his neck. Pulling over to the side of the road, gravel crunched beneath his tires. He pounded his fist on the steering wheel. He’d quit his search for now. He’d find his victim another time. Then he’d free himself from his burden.
WE ASKED: What is Your Guilty Indulgence?
The first thing I thought of was chocolate. Then I decided that was too easy. Yes eating as much chocolate as I do is a guilty indulgence. However, I decided I needed to look at another aspect of my life.
I’m a bookaholic. There I said it. I love books. I’m a compulsive book buyer. New or used, online or in person, a New York Times bestselling author or a first time author, it doesn’t matter a book is a book. When I find an author I like, I need to buy the back issues and the complete series. Now I’ve added to my indulgence by buying audio books which I listen to as I drive to work. I’ve even convinced my husband to listen to books on CD during his commute, but he prefers Tom Clancy to romance books. The love of books I’m sure in a common occurrence for writers, however, this hasn’t always been true for me.
When I was little I struggled to read. So I don’t have a favorite children’s author or a hoard of children’s books. I only have a couple of books from my childhood. I actually hated reading, especially when I had to read aloud in school. This rated right up there with my writing in school. My papers had so much red on them they looked as if they were hit with buckshot. Sorry I’ve regressed. After I graduated from high school my mom gave me my first Harlequin to read. I remember looking at that book and wondered how I would ever finish something so long, especially since there were no pictures. A lot of people make fun of the older Harlequin books but they taught me the enjoyment of reading for pleasure.
Even now I’m a slow reader but I don’t allow that fact to hinder my writing or love of reading. I feel my early years of struggling to read added to my compulsion of buying books. Unfortunately, I’m unable to save every book due to space but I now treasure books and the especially the ability to read.
AUTHOR Bio and Links
Ever since her mom gave her a romance book when she was a teenager Rosemary has enjoyed happier-ever-after stores. She has been writing most of her adult life. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and crafts.
She has two grown children and four adorable grandchildren. Her and her husband live in a small town in Oregon.
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