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by J. A. Clarke
Category: Romance Orange Rose Award Winner, Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award Nominee, EPIC eBook Award Winner
Description: Electra Hamilton is expecting to welcome a lover. What she gets is his annoying, nerdy brother. The man has always made her uncomfortable, always disapproved of her and, frankly, drives her stark-staring crazy. Yet all her friends seem to think he is perfect husband material. Drew Bolinger knows that courting the woman he has secretly loved for years will be his toughest challenge yet. She thinks he's an interfering know-it-all. She also happens to be his brother's best friend. But when the sleepy town of Little Creek becomes a hotbed of intrigue and murder, Drew not only has to fight hard to keep a skeptical Electra safe, but convince her, at the same time, that he is her true hero.
eBook Publisher: Uncial Press, 2007
eBookwise Release Date: October 2007
34 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [372 KB]
Reading time: 242-339 min.
"...a reader's dream come true. 4 1/2 stars!"--RT BookClub
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Electra's face turned bright red. "You are not a nice person and you're certainly not a gentleman."
"I don't know what that has to do with our backpacking trip." Drew took another swallow of coffee. A very odd, almost euphoric feeling was beginning to saturate his body. He hadn't felt this aware, this vibrantly alive in a long time, quite possibly since the last time he had been in Electra's presence. She was difficult. She was annoying. She deliberately seemed to misinterpret everything he said or did.
But, by God, he loved her, and sometime within the course of next three months, she would learn just how much.
"Everyone knows you have a distorted opinion of me, anyway," he continued. "I guarantee I'm a gentleman ninety percent of the time and, if you can be alone with Sam for three days, you can certainly be alone with me."
"Since when did you and Samuel fall into the same category?" Electra demanded. Her irritation seemed to be fading although he couldn't tell if she had given in yet. She picked up her sandwich again.
"Since we were born brothers?"
"Very funny, Drew. You're such a nerd."
"Thank you. I'd be really worried if you stopped thinking that. I take it you're no longer concerned about your virtue and that the trip is on."
Electra squinted one eye at him. "You're truly sick. I have absolutely no concerns for my virtue around you. On the other hand, I do worry about only one of us coming back alive. But since that would be me, I guess it's not even that much of a worry. Banion's is where you need to go."