I'm working on my romantic suspense manuscript, GONE MISSING, which will be out with Love Inspired Suspense in May next year. Thought I'd post this sneak peek!
The heroine in this story is Joslyn, and this is from the point of view of Clay, the hero.
He looked over at her. She was finally asleep, her head leaning against the window. She looked soft and vulnerable, not like the woman who’d pulled a gun, ready to fire at the two thugs after them and all the Mexican gang members in that parking lot. She’d been scared, but she’d been ready to do what she had to in order to protect them.
If he’d had a normal life and a normal past, he wouldn’t mind getting to know her, all facets of her personality, from her vulnerable side, to the woman with a conceal and carry license, to the woman who had been hurt in her past.
But he didn’t have a normal life—he’d worked for a mob family. He’d done terrible things that he couldn’t undo. He’d gone to prison. He’d even chased away the only person who loved him, his half-sister. He wasn’t someone Joslyn ought to know.
Which was why he hadn’t kissed her, even though everything inside of him wanted to. In everything in his life, he protected people—sometimes the wrong people, like the mob family he’d worked for—but it was what he was best at. And so he knew that in order to protect Joslyn, he had to stay far away from her. There were too many things in his past that would horrify her.
The heroine, Joslyn, is a minor character in my December release, TREACHEROUS INTENT! You can preorder now!