Welcome to my blog. I’m Camille Taylor. I write romantic suspense and small-town romance novels. Below is a snippet from one of my small-town (rural/western) romances, Forever With Me, the second book in my Heavenly Series. Austin would have to be one of my favourite characters to have written. Enjoy!
Movement caught her eye as Austin darted past her and dived into the water, his toned chest bare. Water sluiced over the edge and she got saturated, moving her cast behind her back just in time. He didn’t resurface until he reached the end of the pool and then turned back towards her. Kendall tried to avert her gaze as his strong arms sliced through water but the powerful movements of his body were too compelling to ignore.
She sighed and gave up trying to look elsewhere. The muscles in his back rippled as he cut through the water like an Olympic swimmer. She was so focused on him that she didn’t see him resurface in front of her until it was too late and she was caught blatantly staring.
Austin trod water as he looked up at her. He grinned mischievously.
At eighteen, Kendall Murphy snuck out of her brother’s house for a night of fun. Austin Warren was looking for the same before he shipped out to basic training. It will be a night they’ll never forget…
Ten years later, newly divorced Kendall reluctantly agrees to accompany her ex-husband to his family’s home in Heavenly for Christmas and act as his wife after she learns he never disclosed their separation to his mother.
Austin returns to his family after a decade of serving overseas and is surprised to find Kendall—a woman he thought of often and regretted walking away from—married and as attracted to her as he’d been years ago.
An unknown stalker who’s been on the fringe of Kendall’s life for years follows her…
Kendall must now deal with an overzealous admirer, her doting ex-husband, his wonderful, caring family and the man she’d never stopped loving and was now lying to.
When the stalker escalates, things get dangerous and Kendall’s life is threatened.
Austin struggles to keep his emotional distance, despite the festive activities keeping him and Kendall together. His attraction could destroy his family, not to mention rip his heart to shreds. Despite knowing this, he finds it difficult to walk away.
Will Austin be able to keep Kendall safe? And will he forgive her when her lies are exposed?
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