Welcome to Saturday Sample. We'll continue with out excerpts from Flood. I hope you're enjoying them because I really enjoyed writing the book. Remember. Books make great Christmas gifts.
Drawn together by their love of animals, Aria De Luca and Caleb Hawkins burn for each other. They never suspected that malignant forces around them were successfully plotting Caleb’s ruin from the moment he entered her life. When the flood of a century strikes Aria’s hometown, an alienated Caleb is all that stands between her and catastrophic loss.
Aria watched as Caleb shouldered his pack and walked down the driveway. She had offered to drive him to the motel, but he had turned her down, saying that after spending three years sitting in prison, he enjoyed walking.
She didn’t know what she had expected, but whatever it was it didn’t fit Caleb Hawkins. The man could have been a male model, selling everything from designer clothes and jewelry to outdoor sports equipment. He stood about six one and didn’t have an ounce of fat on him. The way his muscles bulged when he picked up his pack had sent a thrill racing through her. His hair was dark, his eyes a deep blue shade that reminded her of the sky just as the sun set in the evening.
Would she regret offering him a temporary position? Maybe, but probably not. Mel issa’s maternity leave would be up in six weeks so he wouldn't be around forever.
He could use the time to acclimate to being out of prison before he set about finding a permanent job. His room and board would eat up some of his pay, but he’d still have a few dollars left over. He could save it or maybe buy a few clothes and other things he needed.
She went back into her office, but before she could tell Lila she was ready to see patients again, the phone rang. The number belonged to her mother.
“Hey, Mama , what’s up?”
Clariee De Luca laughed, which made Aria laugh too. Her happy mama laughed at anything and everything. “Lila called me and said Peaches’ friend had come to see her.”
Aria nodded, even though her mother couldn’t see her.