Each of their meetings had been a disaster. He paid her to get lost, and thought he’d rid himself of her for good. But then he found the party invitation stuffed in his mailbox.
Was he suspicious? Indeed. Should he fear for his safety, sanity, and Swiss bank accounts? Oh, you bet.
Nathan Tanyon’s encounters with a ditzy social climber are hardly by chance. Helena Arntree claims to have far more detail about the death of Nathan’s wealthy aunt than those presented to the police. Nathan insists she has it all wrong. But when she manipulates him into some compromising positions that might harm his credibility, he ends up paying her a healthy sum to keep her mouth shut and go away. So she vanishes. At least for a while. Two years later, she invites him to a costume party in honor of her recent marriage to a man she doesn’t bother to name. Nathan soon finds out the real reason for the invite. When he contemplates skipping the party, he fears doing so might place him in even greater danger. Can he ever escape this woman? Just how much is Nathan willing to sacrifice to keep Miss Arntree from spinning her fanciful tales? Just what is the ultimate price of silence?
Finalist, 2009 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest
Brian Caleb made a lot of mistakes chasing his first love. A fleeting, confusing love that disappeared forever. He wishes it were a lifetime ago, but the pain is fresh and raw. Now he’s running away from love. And everything else in his life.
Then a chance encounter takes an unexpected turn: Brian finds himself falling for someone after something falls on someone!
They say true love comes when you’re not looking for it. That’s precisely what scares Brian. Can he find the courage to follow his heart again?