He’s hiding out because someone wants him dead…
Cameron Rafferty is keeping secrets. Dangerous secrets that could endanger the lives of everyone around him. His plan was simple…keep a low profile until the would-be-killer was found. And it was working – until an accident changed everything. Before he knows it, he finds himself becoming more involved with the family next door, and wishing for things he shouldn’t. Things that will put their lives in jeopardy, too.
Her summer plans didn’t include secrets and danger…
Spending summers on Bois Blanc Island was a tradition for author Laura Keane and her young son. Filled with special memories of the husband she’d lost to war, she looked forward to days of reminiscing, playing, and working on her newest novel. She didn’t expect this year to be any different – but that was before their sexy neighbor came to her rescue like a knight in shining armor. Will that armor be tarnished when she finds out what he is and why he’s living next door?
“He’s looking out the side of the curtain now,” Sam hissed, looking down at the sand, as though Brendan might be able to read lips from that distance, in the dark, no less. “Someone laugh louder.” Nolan obliged, tossing his head back and roaring.
“It’ll be okay, Cameron. I know it will,” Laura whispered, reaching over to place her hand on his. Cameron turned it over and gently squeezed hers.
“Thanks, Laura. I’m sure it will be. It just feels so…mean.”
“Sometimes we parents have to take the hard road. None of us like it, but… Well, you wouldn’t let Brendan run around in the middle of a busy street, or drink bleach, would you?”
“Of course not,” he said, flashing her a smile.
“We keep them from hurting themselves, Cameron. It’s our job.”
“I think I’m going to have to demand a pay raise then,” he teased. “This was not in the job description.” Laura snickered.
“There’s a whole lot of stuff that never made it into the parenting handbook that I wish I’d known about.”
“Would you have made any different decisions?”
“Knowing what I know now? Of course. It’s easy to look back and say, ‘Well I sure screwed that up.’ But if we learn from our mistakes, it’s okay. Kids tend to be very forgiving of our shortcomings.”