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by Linda M. Orlando
Description: Lauren's fiance disappeared only weeks before their wedding, leaving a void in her life that she has not been able to fill. She longs for answers, for closure, so that she might trust again. Lauren accepts a job as a live-in physical therapist, caring for Daniel Robinson at Seacrest Manor. He is handsome, with a hard, sexy body, and intense blue eyes. Lauren is instantly attracted to him, though Daniel is bitter and hostile. He has mood swings and emotional issues of his own to resolve, apart from the paralysis that was caused by a mysterious boating accident. He repeatedly reaches out to Lauren, then pushes her away. Lauren doesn't know if she will last through the summer.
eBook Publisher: Awe-Struck E-Books, 2000
eBookwise Release Date: April 2002
25 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [316 KB]
Reading time: 216-302 min.
"The mood in GUESTHOUSE is obviously filled with suspense, and with plenty of suspects to pick from, qualifies as a genuine romantic thriller. The plot was complex and well thought out, with all the loose threads coming together nicely at the end ... GUESTHOUSE will please readers interested in Awe-Struck's Ennoble Line Romances featuring disabled characters, as well as those who like a little suspense in their romance reads!"--Astrid Kinn, Romance Reviews Today
PROLOGUE He felt himself falling, but there was nothing to hold onto. "Help me," he pleaded as his muscular, young body continued to tumble backward. He could see her face as the cold dark water swallowed him up. He extended his arm, but she wasn't there. "Help me," he cried again, as the suffocating salt water rushed into his lungs. He struggled, but his body was nearly paralyzed by the cold. Then he managed to get his head above water. He gasped for air as the huge waves splashed into his face. He tried to see, but the salt water burned his eyes. He was able to focus, to see the boat, just before the bow slammed into him. The pain was nearly unbearable. He felt himself sinking, his body throbbing from the blow. He thrashed some more, as the water poured into his lungs. He didn't want to die. He was fighting to hold onto life. This couldn't be happening. Then the darkness came.