The security alarm chimed. Someone had stepped inside the studio. Exhaling a
heavy breath, Izzy pulled back her shoulders, lifted her head and forced a smile.
“Hi, how can I…” Her heart stopped. Trent Palmer stood just inside the door. “Why
are you here?”
His dark green gaze bored relentlessly into hers, his strong jaw set as he reached
behind him and shut the door. “I came by to see how you’re doing.”
Traitorous attraction skittered over the surface of her skin before Izzy turned and
strode toward the corner she used for staging portrait shots. The fluffy bunnies, huge
furry dice and toys she’d used to relax a toddler earlier now felt macabre.
She spun around, clutching a teddy bear. “The same as I was doing yesterday and
the day before. I told you I don’t want to see you. I don’t ever want to see you. Why
do you keep coming back?”
He came closer, his gaze locked on hers. “You have to talk to me. I was Robbie’s
friend. There was nothing—”
“You could do. Fine. I get it, but why do you feel the need to keep coming in here
and checking up on me? What do you want me to do? Dance in the street? Kick up
my heels at the fairground? God, just leave me alone.”
“There’s a beach party tonight. I want you to come with me.”
She stared. Why him? Why would a man she really liked—a damn
firefighter—have to pursue her like she was someone worth pursuing? “No.”
He looked at the equipment covering the desk alongside him. He lifted and
replaced a camera, the hunch of his wide shoulders indicating his discomfort. Izzy
hated that she drew no satisfaction from that…only sadness.
How can she forgive him for what he didn’t do?
Photographer Izzy Cooper feels as frozen as her pictures. Trent Palmer might be the
hottest firefighter in Templeton Cove, but she can never face him again. Not after he
failed to save her brother. But when they’re forced together by a calendar shoot, the
sparks between them are undeniable.
Izzy knows it’s not fair to blame Trent for the tragedy, but opening herself up to loss
again isn’t something she’s prepared to do, no matter how determined Trent is to show her that pain is part of life and that love—their love—can make any suffering
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About the author.
Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath
in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured
agent representation in 2011. Since 2013, she has had six books published by
Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and recently signed a contract
for two more. She also has four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical Press.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of
America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You
Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a
book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to
live is Bourton-on- the-Water in South West England.
She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow
romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!
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