I'm so excited that Briarwood Cottage, the 4th in my award-winning Irish Castlelough series, is FINALLY going to be published next week!
When burned-out war journalist Duncan McCaragh is assigned to cover a "sighting" of the Lady—Ireland's sea beastie version of Scotland's Nessie—he decides to use his forced time in Castlelough to come up with a plan to win back his estranged wife. Failure is not an option…
What he has no way of knowing is that photojournalist Cassandra Carpenter is also on her way to Castlelough with the divorce papers Duncan's been refusing to sign. Can the magic of the Emerald Isle and the Lady reunite these two wounded hearts?
Here's a teaser and you can read the first chapter here:
“I’ve always cared about everything to do with you, Cass. From the very first moment. Even with the smoke and the flames and the sirens wailing all around us that day we met, it was as if I was looking through a narrow, close-up lens and all I could see was you.”
"Well.” She let out a shaky breath. “I don’t know what to say to that.”
“You don’t have to say anything. I decided when Diane called to let me know you were coming, that whatever happens, whatever decision you make, I damn well wasn’t letting go of you, of us, without putting my feelings on the table so there’d be no more misunderstandings. Although the concept is scoffed by most people, I fell in love with you from that first moment I saw you.”
“You wanted me.”
“Hell, yes. Of course I did. I wanted you then, I wanted you the next morning, I’ve wanted you every day of my life. I’ll never stop wanting you.
“But want is easy. And in most cases, fleeting. It’s love that made me want to spend the rest of my life with you. Love that makes me ache whenever we’re apart. And, in case it’s slipped your mind, it’s love I pledged that day on the beach. And not just for the easy days, like the last time we were in this country together, but like the words say: for better or worse...
“So.” He took a deep, ragged breath. “Now that we’ve got that out in the open for you to think about, why don’t you tell me how you ended up the tabloid queen?”
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Have a great rest of your week!