By Karen Robards
Whereas traveling in Utah’s mountain barren region, Lynn Nelson without warning unearths herself having to accommodate her teenage daughter Rory’s raging hormones. the thing of Rory’s ardour is their consultant, drop-dead attractive Jess Feldman, a guy the divorced Lynn instinctively distrusts, whilst she shields herself from his blazing child blues. yet after Lynn and Rory fall off a cliff of sheared rock, Jess turns into their in basic terms desire. Risking his existence, he navigates them in the course of the impenetrable wooded area hundreds of thousands of toes less than, unwittingly plunging them right into a probability extra menacing than they can have imagined. Exhausted and injured, all they've got is one another—a terrified baby, and a guy and a lady who rediscover ardour in every one other’s arms—as they race opposed to time for his or her lives.
Praise for Heartbreaker
“A romantic mystery, to not be missed.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Brilliant . . . Nonstop motion combines with humor and romance.”—Romantic Times
“A fast moving tale.”—The Chattanooga News
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I used to be younger, you recognize? And silly simply twenty-one, simply on the point of graduate from university. He was once a med pupil, in his first 12 months. He was once shrewdpermanent and good-looking and he was once going to be a doctor—who may possibly ask for whatever extra? We have been particularly satisfied too—until i discovered out i used to be pregnant. youngsters weren’t on his schedule correct then, he acknowledged; his entire concentration needed to be on getting via scientific college, and mine needed to be on aiding us financially till he received out and we bought on our ft. the hot button is, he sought after me to get an abortion. whilst I wouldn’t he walked out. I received a divorce, I had Rory, and that i went to paintings. My mother—my father died whilst i used to be in college-moved in with us to maintain Rory. And that’s the best way it’s been ever in view that. ” “Does he pay baby aid? ” Lynn shook her head, then learned back that he couldn't see. “I by no means requested for any. after all, he couldn’t have paid any once we bought divorced; i used to be the single with the activity. He used to be in class. yet I didn’t are looking to see him—and I didn’t wish him to determine Rory. no longer that he ever attempted. I by no means learned the way it might have an effect on her—until she was once approximately 9 and began relatively asking approximately him. eventually I received in contact with him. He was once a physician by way of then, with a brand new spouse and a brand new kinfolk. He stated he didn’t are looking to pay attention whatever approximately Rory, that I’d selected to have her with out his consent and she or he used to be mine, now not his. And he hung up. I’ve referred to as once or twice because, and written too. He doesn’t need to know. ” “So how can Rory blame you for that? ” Lynn close her eyes. “I couldn’t inform her that her father didn’t are looking to see her, didn’t even care adequate to talk to her at the mobilephone or ship her a birthday card. If she knew that it's going to overwhelm her. She has this myth outfitted up—this myth that he loves her, that the single cause he hasn’t contacted her is simply because he hates me. ” “So you’re the undesirable man. ” Lynn grimaced. “I’m what’s status among her and her delusion father. ” “So she comes directly to males the right age to be her father, attempting to exchange him. ” shocked at his conception, she opened her mouth to invite how he may be able to comprehend that—then discovered that in fact he could understand. He wasn’t silly, and the psychology of it used to be visible. in addition to, Rory were approaching to him. Lynn had basically crammed within the why. “Yes,” she acknowledged miserably. “And to punish you, I’d think. ” “I imagine that’s a part of it, sure. ” “You have to inform her the reality. ” “I can’t! ” Lynn shuddered on the prospect. “Suit your self. yet she’s wearing round an entire wagonload of anger, and it’s not likely to simply up and vanish sooner or later. you must inform her the reality and permit her care for it. Accepting the realm because it is, rather than as you would like it have been, is a part of turning out to be up. ” “Thank you, Dr. Feldman,” Lynn acknowledged. “What are you, a few type of lay psychiatrist? ” “Actually, I minored in psychology. I simply by no means obtained round to putting up my shingle. ” “In collage? You went to school? ” Lynn used to be comfortable to be distracted from conversing approximately Rory. “Why does that shock you? ” “I simply by no means knew there has been a school for turning out pretend cowboys.