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Run to You
Seasons of Love Book One
by Jayne Townsley
Published 24 November 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Page Count: 107
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A friend of the family has done despicable things and has his eyes set on Rin and she has no idea what he has in store for her.
Rin lost her mother four years after the murder of her best friend on the night of their high school graduation. Although her mother’s death was unexpected, there is nothing suspicious about it whereas Hannah’s death is an open cold case. At least Rin thinks her mother’s death was nothing more than an untimely tragedy. Going on the long dreamed of post-college vacation that she and her friends have been planning since grade school, she hopes to leave the pain behind for a bit and relax in the Florida sunshine.
Kevin loves his life and his job as an Army Ranger. When he and his Army brothers use some well-earned time off to visit Panama City Beach, he’s not expecting to meet the woman who will change his life forever. A woman being hunted by an unknown monster intent on keeping them apart by any means necessary.
Can Kevin keep Rin from Hannah’s fate? Or is it his turn to face loss like Rin?
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Clarinda was the proper choice for a wife because she was a virgin, which Bonnie volunteered during one of their times together. During Clarinda’s yearly exam, Bonnie had discovered that Clarinda was not on the pill or any form of birth control because Miss Sanders was saving herself for marriage. Laughing in their cheap motel room, Bonnie had made fun of Clarinda’s viewpoint. Bonnie found it oddly outdated, considering the evidence pointed to the rest of the Crew being freer about this issue.
Not so free that any of them have ever given me the time of day, Stuart thought bitterly. Stuart knew he was handsome, and he now had a healthy bank account from white-collar crimes like blackmail and insider trading. Not like when Stuart was a child, and there was never enough food in the house, or they were without heat because no had paid the bill. He had left poverty behind.
And his manners, at least in public, were impeccable. Even with all his positive traits, though, the entire Crew avoided Stuart as if a skunk has sprayed him. Like he still carried the stench of a child whose mother did not have money to buy laundry soap to clean his clothes.
“Well, Jim, I think I will be going. I want you to know that I appreciate what you are creating there. I thank you kindly for continuing to work on it, especially at this time,” Stuart said.
“Ah, no worries, Stuart. It gives me something to do. Helps me keep my focus on going forward,” Jim replied. “You’ll have it in time for your housewarming party for sure.”
Stuart left the workshop, not even noticing the beautiful summer day. Instead, he focused on the woman in the kitchen working on a laptop. He could see Clarinda clearly through the window.
Realizing that his efforts to keep her home had failed, Stuart continued to his truck, formulating a new plan. After climbing in, Stuart opened the glove box to remove a ring box. He opened it, staring at the beautifully cut engagement ring, unwilling to give up his planned proposal during the housewarming. Speaking out loud, he told Siri to call his private investigator.
“Turner Investigations,” said a gruff voice answering Stuart’s call.
“John, it’s Stuart Woods,” he replied. “I have a job for you. Are you busy for the last two weeks of July? I need you to take a trip.”
“Give me the brief who, what, where, and why,” John said.
“Who: Clarinda Lorrayne Sanders. What: my future wife. Where: I am not sure yet. It will most likely be a beach locale. Why: because I will not tolerate my future bride going off for a two-week party with her whore best friends,” seethed Stuart. “I am expecting your very high level of discretion in this.”
John quickly replied, “Of course. She will never know I’m around. I’ll begin by trying to get an idea where she’s going from my sources.” John hung up.
Stuart did not mind that the PI hung up as he did not need to know about these sources. Nor did he want to know.
His interests boiled down to one burning desire: a virgin bride.
Jayne Townsley lives with her multi-generational family in Northeast Oklahoma’s aptly named Green Country. A transplanted Okie from the Chicago suburbs, she has grown to love this state and its people with a passion, happily calling it home for the past 15 years.
Jayne shares her home with a rescued Shollie named Maui and two cats called Gamora and Nebula.
Jayne enjoys old-fashioned road trips and is in the process of planning one to tour Oklahoma’s Route 66.
She is also something of a Disney World addict.
Run to You is her debut novel. She writes clean romance with a sharp edge.
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