Musings From An Addicted Reader is thrilled to have R.T. Wolfe back with an excerpt to the second book in the Black Creek Series. Here is my review of the first in the series.
Brianna Chapman witnessed her parents home go up in flames and their lives taken, since that day Brianna has been a force to reckon with independent, determined, and never allowing someone to get to close. When she meets new neighbor Nathan Reed she is tempted to get to know him better but caught off guard by his ability to read her, not realizing they have both suffered losses and moved on.
Nathan never looked back when he came back home bringing his two nephews with him. The minute he meets Brianna he knows that it will be a rocky path getting her to trust him, but he feels she is worth the effort. When it looks like the arson who killed her parents real target is Brianna, he does everything in his power to protect her, but the stalker is determined not to make the same mistake twice of letting Brianna live.
Captivating story, I thought that Brianna was an intriguing character the way the story starts out you know she is a survivor. Nathan is so patient with Brianna, he instantly becomes a favorite book hero. Excellent read.
The Black Creek Series
Walking in the dark, Andy readjusted his tackle box. Moonlight shone on the dark ripples creeping down Black Creek. He spotted a raccoon as he crossed the bridge. Startled, the animal hissed at him. Andy stomped his foot and hissed back; he was in no mood for it.
In his peripheral vision, he saw movement Larger movement. A man? The shape disappeared as quickly as Andy imagined it. When you let yourself get this worked up, you start seeing things, he chided himself.
He needed Rose.
She would calm him down and lighten his mood, help him feel normal again. He looked at his watch and winced. What were friends for if you couldn't count on them to be there? Even at this time of night. Or morning.
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Rose slept soundly in her twin bed dreaming of her favorite spot at the zoo. In the small rain forest building, she allowed a newly emerged monarch butterfly to dry its wings on her apron while sharing facts about the insect to one of two visiting young boys. The other threw pebbles into the nearby wishing pond. The sound of the small rocks plunked as they hit the stone wall before dropping into the water.
Oh, crap. She woke and sat up straight. The plunking noise came from outside, not in her head.
Heart in her throat, she ripped off her blankets and hustled across the hard floor to the window. It was still pitch-black out.
Grabbing the flashlight she always kept on the windowsill, Rose paused for moment. She shook her head assuring herself it was Andy and lifted the window. She found him with the beam as she hissed loudly, “I thought you didn’t get home until tomorrow.”
"It is tomorrow." He held up fishing poles and tackle box.
"It's not tomorrow until the sun comes up." Tugging on a pair of jeans, Rose smiled wildly to herself. This reaction she had to Andy Reed had to stop. It was not healthy.
"I've got the worms." he called. "Get down here."
R.T. Wolfe is the author of the Black Creek Series set in beautiful upstate New York. She enjoys creating diverse characters and twining them together in the midst of an intelligent mystery and a heart encompassing romance.
It’s not uncommon to find dark chocolate squares in R.T.’s candy dish, her Golden Retriever at her feet and a few caterpillars spinning their cocoons in their terrariums on her counters. R.T. loves her family, gardening, eagle-watching and can occasionally be found viewing a flyover of migrating whooping cranes.
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