A Reason to Stay
by Linda Charles
GENRE: Contemporary Western
Rachael, a successful lawyer in Sydney, returns to her foster family and the only place that ever felt like home: Mindalby, to help with the failing family business, the town’s bakery. With the cotton gin’s closure, all businesses are struggling, and it looks like the only option is to close up the bakery and hope to sell. But when Rachael returns, she realises that her skills give her other options: refreshing and revitalising the bakery and a chance to rekindle her love of baking.
Irishman, Mike O’Malley is a staying kind of man, looking to settle down in Mindalby with a woman who loves the wild country and wants to get involved in the community. Rachael is not that girl, but the attraction is hard to deny. Determined to show Rachael that Mindalby can be a home, he draws her out into the community and deeper into his life. But when it comes time to make a decision, can he trust Rachael to risk her heart?
Mike shook his head, his soft curls brushing against his neck. ‘Don’t they feed you some clap-trap? Life embracing? You must be prostrating before your boss every morning saying “how high, how wide, how deep do you want me to go today?” ’
She winced. His endearing accent softened the harshness of his words. She’d never let him know that part of her agreed with his sentiment. She was a litigator and proud of it.
‘My team is like a family to me. I spend more waking hours with them than anybody else on this earth.’
Mike nodded. He took a step closer to her, all six foot plus of him. He was impressive, and he clearly wasn’t letting her off the hook.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Linda Charles is a contemporary romance writer who lives in Newcastle in the Hunter Valley, NSW. She was born and raised in Sydney where she studied and taught drama for many years. She loves to read, travel and enjoys a good conversation. Following a move to the Hunter Valley she started to write her own stories. Linda is a member of the Hunter Romance Writers, Romance Writers of Australia, and Romance Writers of America.
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