Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Tuesday Teaser -- The Return of Caine O'Halloran
The Return Of Caine O'Halloran, one of my personal favorite stories, is (yay!!) being reprinted March 26th! You can read the back cover copy and a Dear Reader letter about how personal this story is to me on the book page at my website. For those with Nooks, although B&N isn't showing the link yet, it will be available as an ebook.
After playing a dangerous game chicken with a log truck in his Ferrari (excerpt of that scene here), Caine gets in a bar brawl with the truck driver and his brothers. Which is how he ends up being taken to the only doctor in Tribulation, Washington. Who happens to be his former wife. And mother of the son whose tragic death cost them their already fragile marriage.
"You look as if you've been kicked by a mule."
"A mule probably would have been preferable to the Olson boys."
Reminding herself that she was a physician and this near-naked man was merely her patient, Nora began her exemption with his head. The whiskey bottle had broken, causing a jagged laceration.
"You're going to need stitches."
"Why do I get the impression you're just looking for an excuse to stick a sharp instrument into my flesh?"
"Don't flatter yourself. Although infected scalp wounds are admittedly rare, when they do occur they're a real mess. Medically and cosmetically."
She gave him a dry, feigned smile. "And I'm sure you wouldn't want to permanently mess up that pretty head."
"You're the doctor," Caine said. "If you say I need stitches, who am I do argue?"
Who indeed? She couldn't remember a time when she and Caine hadn't argued. About everything. Well, perhaps not everything. The sex, once they'd abandoned her fought-for celibacy agreement, had admittedly been good.
Better than good.
Unfortunately, they hadn't been able to spend all their lives in bed.
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