Race for My Heart
Josselyn Parker had big dreams so she left her small town with a tourist to go to the city. After he cheated on her, she's back, trying to pick up the pieces of her life. She takes a job cleaning cabins, vowing to not be taken in by another tourist.
Race car driver, Micah Tanner, devastated because he caused a crash that left his best friend paralyzed, walks away from racing. Micah is looking for peace and quiet in the lake-side town.
When Joss takes another part-time job writing an advice column for the local paper, she receives a letter from a mother of a sick, little boy, who loves racing and race cars. When Joss asks Micah to give the boy a ride and he refuses, she asks his friends to bring their race car to the county fair.
Can Joss and Micah help each other heal their broken hearts and find happiness?
Excerpt from Race for My Heart:
In one quick movement Micah was out of the chair, going to her, and spinning her around to face him. He kissed her long and deeply, using his tongue to force her lips open. It didn't take her traitorous body long to respond before Joss kissed him back with equal force.
The realization of what she was doing struck her and she put her hands on his chest, trying to push him away from her.
"Not so fast." Micah's voice sounded husky with wanting. He still had his hands wrapped around her waist, making it futile for her to try and get away.
Looking into her eyes, Micah released his hold and she turned quickly away from him, hitting the corner of the nightstand with her shin.
"Ow! Damn it!"
"Let me see." Micah's manner became serious as he leaned down to examine her leg.
"Get...away...from...me," Joss said her voice devoid of any emotion.
Micah stood up with a bewildered look on his face. "What's going on?"
"I don't know." It was a simple statement that conveyed her confusion. "It's too soon to have you touch me."
"Too soon from what - the kiss? Or Noreen's visit? Or is it something else?" Micah seemed as confused as she was. "What do you think will happen if I touch you?"
"Look, I don't know. I just can't think right now. I need some space." Joss asked for his understanding.
"If it is space you want, then space is what you'll get." Micah took one last look at her as if he was hoping she would change her mind. When she said nothing, he stomped down the stairs with Joss jumping when she heard the outside door slam.
Praise for Race for My Heart:
"Loved the story... It made me want to read more" ~ Amazon reviewer
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