A dangerous ghost and an ex-boyfriend await
Claire Linden in GULL HARBOR...
To get into the "spirit" of the weekend (haha, see what I did there?), I'm posting a never-before-posted excerpt from the book - part of a scene where Max and Claire stop fighting their attraction and enjoy a picnic on the beach. Max still can't share his reasons for abandoning her so long ago, but pyschic medium Claire is dealing with a very disturbing haunting, and she finds herself leaning on her former boyfriend for support. And Max still feels the need to take care of her, even after all these years - so he's brought lunch for her from the local tavern he owns. This scene sets up their date for the 4th of July - and there are plenty of fireworks on that night - overhead and between the two former lovers! Enjoy and Happy 4th :)
“A picnic on the beach is perfect. It’s better than dinner and a movie.”
He held out his glass, touching it to hers. “To our first date.” His eyebrows pulled together behind his sunglasses. “That sounds strange, given our history.”
She smiled as she sipped. “We were never what you’d call traditional, anyway.”
“How’s this for traditional—let me take you to see the fireworks on Wednesday night. I know you’ll be at Dan’s cook-out for dinner, but I think I’ll be okay to leave the tavern by 7:30 or so. Can I come and steal you away?” He leaned back on one elbow and flashed her a lazy grin. “There’s a great spot to watch them from over by the lake. It’s very secluded; none of the tourists even know how to find the trail to get there.”
A flood of heat that had little to do with the warm July sun surged through her. How was it that this man aroused her so? She could feel the sexual tension between them, thick and heady. “I’d love that,” she said softly, dipping her head down to hide her flushed cheeks.