Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

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by Sharon Mignerey
     
 

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When the secret child Rosie Jensen had given up for adoption mysteriously interrupted her isolated life, she was entrusted with an awesome responsibility: to protect young Annmarie until her adoptive mother testified against the mob. But this high-stakes mission came with a sexy, gun-packing stranger who weakened Rosie's resolve.

The intimate nature of being

Overview

When the secret child Rosie Jensen had given up for adoption mysteriously interrupted her isolated life, she was entrusted with an awesome responsibility: to protect young Annmarie until her adoptive mother testified against the mob. But this high-stakes mission came with a sexy, gun-packing stranger who weakened Rosie's resolve.

The intimate nature of being on the run with ex-army ranger Ian Stearne reminded Rosie of the reasons she had to distrust men. Surprisingly, that awareness wasn't fear, but the tiny beginnings of desire.... Within the confined space of the Alaskan fjords, there was no escaping the increasing tide of attraction. These reluctant allies had committed themselves to ensuring Annmarie's safety, but could they commit to one another?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459205130
Publisher:
Silhouette
Publication date:
03/21/2011
Series:
Silhouette Intimate Moments Series , #1098
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
425,652
File size:
367 KB

Meet the Author



Sharon will likely tell anyone who asks that her life is so ordinary it could be used as a commercial for sleep aids.

She always knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was in second grade and discovered those sentences that had to be written to go with the spelling words could be turned into stories. Magic! She remembers vividly getting that first library card, and from then until now she's always read as much as she could. All that reading, in turn, fueled her passion for writing. Though the path to becoming published was a longer one than she'd ever anticipated, she never gave up on her dream to be a published author.

After she graduated from college, she became a technical writer, and for many years wrote software documentation for computer systems. User's guides and system analysis weren't quite what she had in mind, though, and she always wrote fiction on the side. During the years she kept polishing her stories and submitting them for publication, while she and her husband raised two daughters who are now grown. One is a ballet instructor and the other is a software developer.

Sharon likes to garden, but considers herself an amateur compared to her parents, whose acre yard is a showpiece. Her friends will tell you she has a gardening analogy for just about any life situation--some people compare life to football, Sharon maintains it's like a garden. Her favorite part of her yard is a water garden complete with water lilies and goldfish.

She's been married to her best friend for more years than she admits to being old. When she's asked about that, she professes to be lucky--that she got it right the first time and that she can't imagine living her life with anyone else. But then she'll add that marriage is like a garden. It has to be tended and nurtured regularly; you have to focus on the blossoms, recognize and appreciate the cycles of the seasons, and get rid of the weeds so there's room for the good stuff to grow.

Her constant companions are a cat and two dogs, an aging Lhasa apso that she's had for many years and a shih tzu rescued from a puppy mill. She says training the shih tzu has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences she's ever had. "He had never been around people, except in a negative way," she says. "So, he was very timid at first, and we'd had him over a month before he wagged his tail for the first time--that was a red-letter day."

Sharon is part of a critique group that has been together for nearly 10 years and says its members have become her closest friends. "Publication," she says, "might never have come without their support and encouragement."

Once asked what her core belief is, she answered that there are two. First, love conquers all. Second, dreams do come true...when you work diligently toward their achievement.

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Too Close for Comfort 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like romances where no on is quite what they appear to be, not even the secondary characters, then this book is for you. It has it all: a hero with a shady past; a heroine who has the strength to endure a heart-wrenching sacrifice that most women would not be able to face, let alone carry through with. Action. Adventure. Betrayal. Danger. Sensual love scenes that will leave the reader sighing with emotion. The final chapters alone are worth the price. The frustrating yet all too realistic circumstances that keep Rosie and Ian apart, just when the bad guys are closing in, will have the reader itching to skip ahead to find out how it all ends. The tension is exquisite. The growing yet hesitant love for each other true to life. As an added bonus, Mignerey provides just enough description of Alaska's Inward Passage that the weather and each locale become integral elements of the story. She makes it easy for the reader to imagine what it's like to take to the sea, to explore an uninhabited rain-swept island, to be pursued through a night-darkened forest, and to search the streets of Juneau for the one person you can no longer live without. This is Sharon Mignerey at her best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! Sharon Mignerey is a master storyteller. From the very first page, she had me wondering and asking 'What's going to happen next?' Rosie Jensen and Ian Stearne are beautifully motivated and well drawn characters that you can't help but cheer for, and little Annemarie is so adorable. The inside passageway of Alaska is the setting for this page-turning romantic suspense and the author had me believing I was right there. Sharon Mignerey is definately on my list of must read authors. I can't wait to pick up her next project! If you haven't bought this book, do so now! You won't be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An intriguing location, marvelously sympathetic characters and a well-crafted, fast moving plot make Too Close for Comfort is a great summer read. The plot alone would make the book a real page turner, but the author has created primary characters you can really care about, as well as well drawn minor characters who add to the rich texture of the plot. The book is a perfect blend of mystery/adventure and romance with lots of lovely plot turns and twists. The only criticism I have is that I really want to know what happens to the characters in the happily ever after part.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Too Close for Comfort is a romantic suspense that keeps you guessing up to the end. The story is wonderful and the characters are incredible too. Who wouldn't like to meet a hero like Ian Stearne? It's a fantastic book that you have to buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great read. I loved her spirited responses right up to the end. He is the perfect hero, strong and quiet. However, when it finally comes down to whether to stay or go, he is willing to fight for what he wants.