Real estate broker Roxie Whitaker is juggling skittish clients, an anxious bride, and her wayward brother. She'd very much like to sell some property, soothe her friend's wedding jitters, and knock some sense into her party-boy brother's head. Meanwhile, she needs a date for the wedding. In walks Sloan Harding, the town's former bad boy and now an Atlanta security expert, and Roxie believes he's the answer to her dreams.
Sparks fly as he escorts her to the wedding and asks her advice about his property. While he's home, Sloan hunts for his missing inheritance. Sloan's search uncovers family secrets and painful memories. To make matters worse, someone in the shadows is after his inheritance, someone who will do whatever it takes to walk away with the fortune.
When passion meets danger, will love win the day?
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Roxanne Whitaker is a whirlwind real estate agent that knows a good piece of property when she sees it and realizes that her neighbor may have a tree in his attic but the house is sturdy. The problem is Sloan Harding has been away from Mossy Bog for 13 years and never planned to return, yet a call from Roxie makes him change his mind and check out the body that goes with that sexy voice. Sloan was the town bad boy who grew up to be a good man yet everyone in a small town has trouble realizing that. Roxie didn't know him growing up so the person standing in front of her is stirring up allot of thoughts and all of them are pretty exciting. He may hate this one-horse town but Sloan knows there is nothing more attractive to visit there than Roxie, not even the thought of uncovering his family's lost fortune. But Sloan has a business to run in Atlanta, a hacker he is trying to find and a dog that needs attention. Roxie has some other distractions besides Sloan as well which include the warehouse she wants to convert to an historical museum and the person that broken into her house and stole her identity. The thief made a mess in her house but is creating a larger mess in her life by running up credit cards she doesn't own. If the burglar wanted to scare her they did a good job of it but now that Sloan and his dog Max are spending more time in town than away from it she is feeling safer physically but less so emotionally. Their kisses are steamy, the nights on fire and the time they spend together explosive so what is holding these two apart - family history yes but the fear of loss seems to be an even bigger factor, or is it? But when Sloan comes to the conclusion that someone is truly after Roxie and wants her gone permanently every protective gene in his body goes on high alert and it is more his feelings about her that make him want to fix this than just being neighborly. Great book, wonderful mystery and a red hot love story underlying it. Roxie and Sloan really mix is up in and out of the bedroom and that is what makes for a great romance. You can't ask for more than that now can you?
Toussaint crafts an edge of your seat romantic suspense with "Muddy Waters." Set in a rural, Georgia coastal town called Mossy Bog, Roxie Whitaker is a real estate agent with dreams of opening a maritime museum, only when she meets Sloan Harding, Mossy Bog's long lost son, does she realize there's more to life. Dare she take a chance on Sloan - and love? The novel opens with Roxie hard at work in the small town of Mossy Bog. On the way home, she discovers her house has been broken into. The incident puts Roxie on edge - that is until her absentee neighbor, Sloan Harding, walks into her real estate office. The attraction between the two is undeniable. Sloan is thinking of selling his house and is grateful that Roxie helped with its upkeep while he was away. Impulsively, Roxie asks him to escort her to a wedding. Sloan agrees. Sloan is drawn to Roxie, but is honest - his grandfather hid the Harding treasure somewhere in the house and he would like to find it. As he begins his repairs, he hopes to discover the money. However, as he becomes acquainted with Roxie, he is tempted by the sexy real estate agent to stay longer in Mossy Bog than he intended. Roxie has her own problems, She's the victim of identity theft, a kayak is delivered to her house, but she doesn't know who sent it, and she can't get the funding she needs for her maritime museum. The icing on the cake is when a sewer line bursts and floods her house. Sloan stands by Roxie, but when he discovers that her grandfather had helped to hide the Harding money, a schism develops that threatens to tear apart their growing relationship. Can Roxie find it in her heart to forgive Sloan? Toussaint's writing is crisp and easy to read. The plot is tight, filled with plenty of twists and turns that keep the reader on their toes. One of the most endearing aspects of the story is how Toussaint captures the authenticity of small town America, giving delicious depth to the setting and characters. Mossy Bog is full of wonderful characters and the supporting cast shines. Roxie and Sloan are wonderfully complex. Roxie's dreams of opening her museum, but only with patience and perseverance can she hope to succeed, and she needs a heavy dose of patience in her dealings with Sloan. Sloan has been hurt before. By going to Mossy Bog, he opens old wounds, which is not an easy thing for him. Roxie gives him hope, but can he work through past hurts? The love scenes are sophisticated for romance readers and tasteful. "Muddy Waters" is a thrilling kayak ride full of suspense and romance!