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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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:
Hmm. Not a bad idea. Seeing her had brought back terrible memories and made him miss Ramirez all over again. He could keep looking too. No law that said he had to stay in the duplex if he found something better.

After dinner, he told his parents what he had decided, and he drove to the duplex. As he parked his car on the side of the road, he spotted Jenna West on her knees planting some flowers. In spite of himself, he noticed the way her jeans hugged her bottom and revealed some nice curves. Huh! He’d known a few guys in the army who had fallen for local women, but it had always ended badly. Ms. West could strip naked in front of him for all he cared.

This week: 

He still wouldn’t pay her any attention. She stood and watched him as he walked down the sidewalk.

“Is the duplex still available, Ms. West?”


“Well, if it’s okay I’d like to rent it.”

She nodded. “I have a child so no loud parties or 
noise after nine.” 


“I’ll need a deposit.”

“How much?”

“Six hundred.”

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