Guardian of the Jewel [MultiFormat]
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eBook by LaVerne Clark
eBook Category: Romance
eBook Description: After coming to terms with the brutal death of her husband by unknown thugs half a world away from New Zealand, Amy Hamblin concentrates on bringing up their son alone, struggling to make their dream of an action-adventure tourism venture a success. When a dark, dangerous-looking man knocks on her door late at night claiming to be a guest, the safe, quiet life she'd created is suddenly anything but... Gabriel Ryan's task of finding the priceless blue diamond Amy's husband stole from an organised crime ring, is made all the more difficult by the attraction that sizzles between them. Playing a role had never been so hard, and now, with a ruthless killer on the trail of the missing jewel as well, he needed all his wits about him to keep them all alive.
eBook Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc./Crimson Rose
Fictionwise Release Date: November 2010
Gabriel's knee pressed into Amy's thigh and sent unexpected frissons of longing to race through her system. The thin material of her jodhpurs weren't any barrier to his heat. She scrambled to regain her composure and urged Pippin away, fixing her concentration on the path ahead.
"I'm not looking for romance," she stated flatly. "I have a child to raise and a business to run. That's more than enough for me."
"It's not nearly enough for a woman like you," he murmured, his changeable eyes darkened to molten steel and raked over her in thorough appraisal. Her shaky resolve melted away under the heat.
Unable to take a breath, let alone speak, Amy lifted her hand and gave the signal to ride single file. As she trotted ahead, the unmistakable sound of soft laughter followed her. He recognized she was running away and the knowledge he was right made her face flame all the more.