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Carolina Man
by Virginia Kantra

Overview - "Meet the Fletchers of Dare Island
Steady Matt, the son who stayed
Ambitious Meg, the daughter who never looked back
And warrior Luke, the Marine who never expected to return."
A heartwarming new novel in "New York Times" bestselling author Virginia Kantra's beloved series about family ties, second chances, and the power of love...
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Overview
"Meet the Fletchers of Dare Island
Steady Matt, the son who stayed
Ambitious Meg, the daughter who never looked back
And warrior Luke, the Marine who never expected to return."
A heartwarming new novel in "New York Times" bestselling author Virginia Kantra's beloved series about family ties, second chances, and the power of love...
Marine Luke Fletcher is determined to do his duty--first to his country and now to his ten-year-old daughter, the unexpected legacy of a high school girlfriend. But his homecoming to Dare Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks challenges his plans for the future and forces him to face everything that's missing in his life. He wasn't prepared to lose his heart to this child he never knew. Or to fall hard for coolly reserved small town lawyer Kate Dolan.
Former military brat Kate knows Marines can make lousy fathers...and she's got the scars to prove it. Giving her heart to a man who's bent on leaving seems one sure way to have it broken.
Now, no matter what it takes, Luke must prove to Kate and to his daughter that Semper Fi is more than a motto--and to himself that there's more than one way to be a hero.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780425268872
  • ISBN-10: 042526887X
  • Publisher: Berkley Books
  • Publish Date: March 2014
  • Page Count: 294
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

Series: Dare Island Novel #1

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In Shana Galen’s Sapphires Are an Earl’s Best Friend, Lily Dawson, the celebrated “Countess of Charm,” is known as a beautiful and experienced courtesan. In reality, she works for the Crown, tasked with uncovering the identity of the person behind a plot to an assassinate Britain’s most talented spies. Lily’s mission takes her to the household of a duke, and she’s willing to do what she must to learn his secrets . . . until the duke’s son, Andrew Booth-Payne, the Earl of Darlington, gets in her way. Lily loves Andrew, but he’s always been interested in her best friend. Now in close proximity to the intriguing and mysterious Lily, Andrew finds he can’t resist her. As he begins to suspect she isn’t the practiced lover she pretends to be, he wonders about her true agenda. When he discovers the truth, he feels betrayed. But will they survive in order to deal with it? Complex characters and tender emotion round out an action-filled story.

SIZZLING SUSPENSE

Kate Brady offers a tale of chilling romantic suspense in Where Evil Waits. Special prosecutor Kara Chandler fears for her life and that of her son, leading her to hire cartel assassin Luke Varón to keep them safe. Luke is startled by the request—Kara has every reason to despise him. But when he learns that she’s begun looking into her husband’s “accidental” death and that the people she talks to about it are turning up dead, Luke’s not only curious—he’s worried. Her investigation might put his own at risk. Actually an FBI agent, Luke’s in the middle of a covert operation. Not only can he not afford the distraction of guarding beautiful Kara, but his investigation is also bound up in the criminal enterprise of her late husband. Still, he can’t say no to the smart and sexy woman. After Luke reveals his true identity, they get romantically involved and realize they’ve been looking in the wrong direction for the bad guy. A creepy villain, great chemistry and a compelling plot make this a standout story.

TOP PICK IN ROMANCE

In Virginia Kantra’s Carolina Man, Marine Luke Fletcher is in Afghanistan when he learns that he has a 10-year-old daughter, Taylor. The girl’s mother—Luke’s high school girlfriend—has just passed away, so Luke has been granted custody, despite the protests of the girl’s maternal grandparents. His deployment over, Luke returns to his family home on Dare Island to become a father to his daughter. Though unsure in his new role, Luke is certain about his attraction to lawyer Kate Dolan. Kate feels drawn to Luke, but as the child of an abusive father who was also a Marine, she’s wary of getting emotionally attached to anyone, let alone a military man. Still, it’s hard to turn away from the strong warrior with good intentions, and before long, Kate finds herself falling for him and Taylor, too. But can the three of them truly come together as a family when Luke’s military career will bring lengthy separations? Filled with tender moments and sexy, sparkling exchanges, Kantra’s latest Dare Island romance is satisfying and sigh-worthy. Kate and Luke must learn to trust and let go of their guilt in order to find happiness together. A shivery, sensual and sensational read.

 
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