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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Beyond the Book: Purple Heart

Welcome to Beyond the Book. Today we'll continue with out excerpts from Purple Heart, my Wild Rose Press release. 


Jenna West has no idea what she might have done to her new tenant Mike Hightower. He's surly and hateful every single time they meet, and he looks at her as though he despises her.

He does despise her. She's from the Middle East, and people like her killed his friend Ramirez when the army sent them to Iraq.

Will the power of love work its magic to soften Mike's bitter hatred, or will he ignore his growing attraction for his pretty landlady?

Last Week:

He had no idea why he did it, but he went inside anyway and immediately liked what he saw. The living room had plenty of space with a nice, big window along the south wall. The walls were painted a light cream color that should match most furniture, and a neutral colored vinyl covered the floor.

He passed through the living room to the kitchen that contained a small stove and refrigerator, and from the kitchen, he entered the bedroom. The bathroom and a huge closet occupied the far end of the bedroom.

He liked the duplex, and it suited him perfectly. What a shame that somebody like her had to own it. What was the world coming to?

This week: Mike can't forget Jenna's apartment.

“Did you have any luck finding a place to live?” Pam Hightower cheerfully inquired when Mike came in. “Dinner’s almost ready so go wash up.”

Mike gave his mother a kiss and rinsed his hands off. “I couldn’t find anything. The best I could do was an apartment at The Botany Arms, and I didn’t especially like it.”

“The Botany Arms is getting old. Maybe you can find a garage apartment or something.”

Mike doubted it. He had looked at apartments for three days now, and nothing really suited him. Nothing except Jenna West’s place.

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