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A Beautiful Fall
(The North Star Series, #2)
By Laurie Winter
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 243 Pages
March 9, 2021
He resists putting down roots. Fear keeps her planted in place. By opening their hearts, they could offer each other the world.
Nina Pettit left behind fame and trauma when she moved from Boston to Polaris, Utah. She changed her last name and went into hiding to enjoy a quiet life. Instead of performing on stage as a professional cellist, she now teaches music to children. When a handsome traveling private duty nurse arrives to care for Nina’s elderly neighbor, she finds herself drawn to the charming man.
Colin Moynahan’s rough boxing days are long behind him. His job as a private duty nurse allows him to travel the world. While working in Polaris, he’s introduced to Nina, and an attraction ignites. As he learns about her past, he promises to care and protect her for as long as his temporary stay in Polaris allows.
But when innocent flirtation turns to deeper feelings, the lines between them blur. Colin has resisted establishing roots while Nina’s fear keeps her firmly planted. As threats to Nina reappear in the form of the man she’d help send to jail, Colin returns to fighting mode, willing to sacrifice it all for the woman he loves.
***content warning for stalking, kidnapping, and brief remembered physical abuse***
Growing up, Nina was the type of girl he would have admired from a distance, knowing she was way too good for the likes of him, a kid from South Boston with no money. A kid who boxed on the streets and in the ring to earn his college education. And after all the struggle and pain, he’d made something of himself. He wasn’t rich, but comfortable. He traveled the world for work, only taking jobs that appealed to him. But standing next to Nina, he still felt unworthy.
Could be why at thirty-six, he’d never fallen in love. He assumed he was missing the essential part of a person’s soul that opened before connecting with another. Or maybe he avoided deep relationships because he’d enjoyed most of his adult life without a permanent address and no desire to settle down. Probably a solid combo of both.
Nina pushed off the porch rail and moved to the front door. “I’m the one who’s lucky to have Beatrice in my life. She’s my family.”
Standing close to her, he crossed his arms so as not to be tempted to reach out and touch her. “I’ll care for Beatrice like my own grandmother. You have my word.” Grabbing the knob to open the door, he paused. “You know, I don’t officially start until tomorrow when I take Mrs. Maxwell to check into the hospital at six a.m.” He cleared his throat. “If you want to avoid cooking dinner tonight…I hear the Backcountry Bar has great burgers and fries. I’m heading over there after I’m done here.”
She lifted both her eyebrows. “You don’t give up, do you?”
With a crooked grin, Colin held the door open for her and enjoyed the view as she walked by. “Ms. Pettit, the word quit is not in my vocabulary.”
Other Books in the Series
(The North Star Series, #1)
By Laurie Winter
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 240 Pages
October 20, 2020
‘A beautiful story of loss and new love, set in a snow-capped mountain ski resort town.’
Celia Batista waited a long time for all three of her sons to be together for Christmas. But after one of her identical twins disappears without a trace, Celia must rely on Police Captain Luke Veldkamp for help. Despite Luke’s accusations that her other twin son is involved with organized crime, she falls for the handsome, Stetson wearing cop.
Luke Veldkamp is facing his first Christmas after the loss of his wife, working nonstop to avoid the holidays and his grief. His daughter, who’d moved home to care for her mom before her passing, pushes him to face his pain. Luke pushes back, telling her to return to college and regain her own life. If his own strife isn’t enough, the mission to locate the missing son of his beautiful neighbor grows more personal than any other case.
While Luke and Celia fight to keep their families from falling apart, they find comfort and strength in one another. And when love blooms between their children, Luke and Celia’s own relationship takes root and grows. But Celia is used to living on her own terms, and loving a man who has isolated his heart is a risk too great. Now, Luke must either confront his emotions or face a life without the woman he’s come to love.
About the Author
Laurie Winter’s head has always been full of stories. Then a dream gave her the inspiration to put her thought into written words, sharing a part of her heart and soul. Now, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog. Please connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Bookbub.
One winner will receive a print copy of This Christmas or A Beautiful Fall (winner’s choice), a $25 Amazon gift card and a bag of Lindor milk chocolate truffles (US only)
Ends March 24, 2021