She treaded water, trying to catch her breath — and to make sense of it all. But her mind was hazy, and her memories were a jumbled mess. Where was she? What happened?
The loose shirt she’d been wearing floated around her, restricting her arms, so she pulled it over her head and cast it aside. Floating was easier without it, but still, it was an awfully long way to land.
So swim. Just swim. One easy stroke after another.
She wanted to protest, but her arms were already obeying the inner command, as if that were her mother begging her.
Don’t think, honey. Just swim.
The moon rippled over the water. The hum of the yacht’s engine faded away, and an eerie peace settled over the ocean.
Swim, honey. The way you used to go all the way across the lake.
That lake, wherever it was, was little more than a faint memory. And heck, this was no lake.
You can do this. One stroke at a time.
The ocean rose and fell with the long, lazy rhythm of the swell, and she imagined that it was cheering for her, too.
You can do it. One stroke at a time.Anna Lowe. Lure of the Wolf (Kindle Locations 128-138). Twin Moon Press.
Nina only has the vaguest memories of who she is or why two men tried to kill her one terrifying night. All she knows is how quickly she’s falling in love with her rescuer — a man with secrets of his own. With her, he’s kind, gentle, and fun — but there’s a ferocious, animal side to Boone and the group of Special Forces vets he shares an exclusive seaside estate with. Can Boone help her uncover the past before the killers catch up with her? Or will an unexpected twist of fate steal her only chance at true love?
If fate were to come knocking on the door of Boone Hawthorne’s beach bungalow, he’d shove it right back into the sea — especially if it started whispering any nonsense about destined mates. But one night, a woman washes up on his private stretch of beach. Before the wolf shifter knows it, he’s breaking every personal rule for her and making promises he’s not sure he can keep. Investigating Nina’s past means crossing paths with a powerful archenemy, cutthroat criminals, and a ruthlessly selfish ex-lover who will stop at nothing to get Boone back in her bed. Can he solve the mystery of Nina’s identity while protecting her — without risking his own heart?
Boone and Nina are such a great couple. I genuinely enjoyed reading their story. And seeing how things in the overall story arc are developing just makes it better. The descriptions of the location make me wish I could live there!!!
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