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No Worries [McCassey Brothers Trilogy Book 1] [MultiFormat]
eBook by Lauren N. Sharman

eBook Category: Romance/Suspense/Thriller Preditors and Editors Reader's Poll Best Fiction, eCataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award Winner
eBook Description: Witnessing her mother's murder put a label on Gypsy Lance that few people overlooked. Raised in foster homes, she spent her childhood yearning for love and acceptance. Nearly penniless, she arrives in Hagerstown, Maryland looking to put down roots and outrun a past she fears is about to catch up to her... Blue-collar, bad boy Rebel McCassey knows what it's like to try and escape your past. No longer the hellion he once was, he's never been able to shake his family's bad reputation. When he finds Gypsy lost in the woods, her unconditional trust and refusal to judge him by his infamous last name touch Rebel in a place he didn't know existed ... his heart. When the demons chasing Gypsy are caught lurking in the shadows, Rebel vows to keep her safe, even if it means slipping back into his old ways ... This is Book 1 in the McCassey Brothers Trilogy.

eBook Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, Published: 2006
Fictionwise Release Date: December 2006


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"I loved Rebel and Gypsy. No Worries by Lauren N. Sharman is a sweet love story in the middle of a suspense novel. All the elements of a good suspense story are here, someone wants to kill or harm Gypsy, someone is stirring up trouble for the McCasseys, and there is drama and action galore. But despite the suspense, the romance between Rebel and in fact his whole family and Gypsy is so sweet. Gypsy doesn't just fall in love with Rebel but with his entire family and the feeling is mutual. It is easy to fall in love with this gentle, misjudged giant and his family and Gypsy in spite of all she?s experience is a loving, yet spunky, soul. The fact that this book is just the first in a trilogy makes it all the more special. I can't wait to read the next installment and watch as the McCasseys grow and evolve into the wonderful loving people they are meant to be. It will be an interesting 'ride' to see how Ms. Sharman manages to turn these rough men around and make them fit for society and to see just what kind of women will love them! 5 Angels!"--Stephanie B., Fallen Angel Reviews

"No Worries is an amazing example of romantic suspense done right. Lauren Sharman has a home run with this novel. Everything works and there is no slack in the writing. This is one of those books that had me reading from start to finish in one sitting."--Kimberley Spinney, Ecataromance

"No Worries is a gripping story from beginning to end. Readers will thoroughly enjoy the wonderful characterizations of regular folks who may be poor in terms of wealth, but who are rich in family and loyalty. Readers . . . are likely to find themselves sucked into the story so thoroughly that not much else will get their attention. So stock up your kitchen with food ahead of time, open a cold one and settle in for a heck of a read."--Lil, Love Romances

"I loved No Worries by Lauren N. Sharman, for this author gets better with each book, never taking my attention away ... I instantly fell in love with the McCassey clan ... All in all, Lauren N. Sharman did a great job with this book from beginning until the end." --Lena C., Fallen Angel Reviews


Prologue

April 1983

A fresh start.

A chance at happiness.

Was it really possible?

The heavy door squeaked shut and a thousand pair of eyes seemed to be watching as she made her way down the narrow aisle, clutching two knapsacks stuffed with everything she owned.

Gypsy Lance claimed the last remaining empty seat on the Greyhound bus, questioning her decision right up until the moment the driver released the air brakes and the bus began to inch forward. As they pulled away from the Baltimore Travel Plaza and merged into traffic on Interstate 95, Gypsy sank down into the worn, cloth seat and willed herself to relax.

Her mind racing, Gypsy reminded herself repeatedly that this was exactly what she'd planned to do. Did it really matter that she was doing it a few years ahead of schedule? And so what if she only had six hundred and fifty dollars to her name and no place to live? Wasn't her life worth sleeping in a shelter until she could get a job and get herself settled?

Gypsy knew the answers to the first two questions were no. She also knew that it didn't matter if she moved a hundred more times during her life; because wherever she was, she'd never be completely safe. She was, however, much safer today than yesterday, when an old friend called with the information that prompted Gypsy to immediately begin searching for bus schedules the minute she hung up the phone.

And she'd slept in worse places than a shelter.

As thunder rumbled and droplets of water began beating loudly against the metal roof of the bus, Gypsy turned to stare out the window at the gray storm clouds rolling toward them from the west.

Was this storm a sign?

Had the rain been sent to wash away her old life in order to make room for the new one?

A quick, bright flash of lightning seemed to spark a revelation in Gypsy's mind. Suddenly, the answers she'd been searching for were there.

Everything was crystal clear.

There was no reason she shouldn't embrace the opportunity to start a new life. After all, the one she left behind meant nothing to her. The past eleven years had been filled with feelings of loneliness, a desire to belong and be accepted, and her painful reputation as an outcast; all stemming from a tragic childhood.

But where Gypsy was going, no one knew her. And no one had heard the rumors or cruel gossip that had kept other children from being allowed to play with her. To everyone she met, she would just be Gypsy Lance, the new girl in town. Sure, she still had her problems and fears, but nobody knew about them, either. This was her chance to finally fit in and be normal.

Confident now that she'd made the right decision; Gypsy smiled to herself and closed her eyes. Even if she never was completely safe, she was bound and determined to experience some happiness.

She deserved it.

And she would succeed.

As long as her past stayed where it belonged.


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