Coach Maddie and the Marine
By: Blaire Edens
Release Date: January 11, 2016
About the Book:
After the combat death of her Marine husband, grief counselor Maddie Westerfield has thrown herself into helping other families—leaving no time for dating. Which is just fine with Maddie since falling in love again, especially with another man in uniform, is out of the question. No matter how gorgeous he is. Plus, she’s busy looking after her eight-year-old nephew for her deployed sister.
For the last eight years, Lieutenant David Sterling has lived with the guilt of losing one of his soldiers in an ambush in Afghanistan. So when the opportunity presents itself, he jumps at the chance to help the beautiful widow coach her nephew’s football team. But keeping things strictly professional between them is harder than he expected. And even though he knows a relationship with Maddie will only lead to heartbreak, he can’t help falling for her.
We can’t stop our attraction to each other any more than either of us could stop a freight train with our bare hands.”
He wove his fingers through hers. “I’d really like to see where this goes. I don’t want to throw away what might be the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
She took a sip of her wine and looked into his eyes. “It frightens me to think I might lose someone I love again.”
“You won’t. That’s a promise.” He looked into her eyes, never blinking. She hoped that he couldn’t hear the heavy pounding of her heart, which was certainly only a few seconds from jumping clear out of her chest. Looking into the amber glow of his eyes, she felt a strange sensation pass over her body; a sensation of perfect contentment and warmth, like warm oil seeping into every pore.
“But, I don’t think we…”
“Can you just stop thinking? You’re going to drive yourself crazy. Just relax and enjoy the night. I’ll give you another twenty-four hours to realize that we were meant to be together. If you still don’t get it, then I might have to resort to something else. Something I like to call my guerilla tactics.”
His smile took the tension out of the conversation.
“Twenty-four hours. That’s quite generous. Surely I’ll come to my senses by then. Frankly, the idea of guerilla tactics and romance together is a little strange. What exactly are these tactics?”
“Oh, ma’am, I wish I could tell you, but unfortunately, they’re top secret. But I would strongly advise that you just go ahead and submit to my will before I have to use them.”
About the Author
Blaire Edens lives in the mountains of North Carolina on a farm that’s been in her family since 1790. When she’s not plotting, she’s busy knitting, running, or listening to the Blues. Blaire loves iced tea with mint, hand-stitched quilts, and yarn stores. She refuses to eat anything that mixes chocolate and peanut butter or apple and cinnamon. She’s generally nice to her mother, tries to remember not to smack her bubble gum, and only speeds when no one’s looking.
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