Magnolia Hill - a quiet little town, perched overlooking the Ohio River. Unless you were looking for it, you would never find it. The nagging mystery of what happened to her mother has never left Kara Lambert's mind. Neither has the teenage boy who stole her heart eight years ago. Kara is determined to solve the mystery of her mother's disappearance. She receives an unlikely ally in her quest - none other than the object of her first teenage crush, Sage Sawyer. Unfortunately, someone in Magnolia Hill is determined to keep that secret hidden. Undeterred by the mounting threats against them, Kara and Sage continue to follow the clues toward the eventual outcome; a conclusion to the eight year old mystery. Will their shared journey lead Kara and Sage to realize that maybe there is more between them than the memory of a romantic spark?
Kara ran her tongue over her suddenly dry lips. "I think I will go to the police station and see if they have any information about a missing woman or an unidentified..." Her voice trailed off, she couldn't bring herself to say, 'body'.
"Remember what I said, Kara. Not everyone in this town can be trusted. I want you to promise me that you will be careful."
Kara nodded. Her eyes lowered to lock onto his mouth. The same mouth that had claimed hers eight years ago and set her entire existence on end.
"Kara." Sage leaned closer to her, as his thumb stroked against her bottom lip again.
He was going to kiss her again. He was giving her ample opportunity to turn away, but at this point that option was out of the realm of possibility. She wanted this kiss more than her next breath.
The kiss was familiar and yet at the same time, took her to new heights. This time, Sage's hands didn't remain safely on the sides of her face, they slid down her body and rested in the small of her back, effectively pinning her body against his. The world around Kara ceased to exist. There was nothing but her and Sage and the electricity that rippled through her body.
Sage lifted his mouth from hers, but continued to hold her against his frame. His rapid heartbeat thundered beneath her cheek. Kara knew that her own heartbeat shared the same resonance.
None of their past kisses, either real or imagined, had prepared her for the moment they had just shared. Wow. Simply, wow.
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About the Author
An early love of reading and writing led her to determine at the age of nine that she wanted to become an author. When she was nine she fell in love with the Trixie Beldon Mystery series and immediately began on her first mystery novel; that one has yet to be completed. As she grew older she became interested in romance novels and began writing down plots for different stories and actually finished one teen romance short story as a teenager. After she was married with two children and was involved in a different career, she still longed to become an author. During the time her children were growing up, she stayed up late to complete two romance novels. Those two novels, Cherished Moments and Unbridled Passion and their characters are still dear to her heart, although she believes her writing has improved since her beginning attempts at writing. After succeeding in her first career and raising two sons, she began concentrating on her love of writing again. To date she has written books under the Contemporary Romance and Inspirational/Christian Romance genres and is finally beginning her exploration into the Mystery/Suspense genre; with a little romance blended in, of course. When she isn't writing, she enjoys walking on the beach, hiking in the woods and spending time with her husband and grown sons. Currently she divides her time between Kentucky and Florida.