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The Marine's Return
(From Kenya, with Love #6)
By Rula Sinara
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
January 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming
He can’t be her hero…
But he made a promise to keep her safe
Wounded marine Chad Corallis just wants to be left alone. Until he discovers his best friend’s very pregnant widow is in danger. A dedicated nurse, she refuses to leave her Serengeti medical clinic when it’s threatened by poachers. Chad is honor-bound to protect her, but who will save him from falling for his best friend’s wife?
Lexi’s footsteps stopped suddenly. He turned and caught her wincing and touching her side. For a moment he was in Kabul, on one of his early missions, not far from the embassy. A car bomb had detonated and shots were being fired. Screams pierced the air. A woman was running down the street, trying to find shelter. He saw the bullet hit her. She grabbed her side and crumpled to the ground.
In less than five seconds he was at Lexi’s side with his arm around her back, helping her to ease down onto a small boulder.
“What’s wrong? Are you in labor?” He quickly dried his forehead against his shoulder.
“What? No! I’m okay. I just need to sit a minute.”
“You’re not fine. You looked like you were going to pass out. When was the last time you drank water?” He knelt in front of her and touched her forehead. He wasn’t a doctor but he knew enough from his training. She wasn’t clammy and her eyes seemed okay. And, oddly, her cheeks went from pale to rosy as soon as he took his hand away. “I have my water in the jeep. Stay here.”
She grabbed his wrist.
“I had water. I drink all the time. Trust me, the frequent bathroom trips get old fast. I promise I’m okay. Show me a pregnant woman who never feels a moment of light-headedness and I’ll show you Super Woman. I’m making an entire human in here. He or she was also doing yoga stretches. I simply needed a second.”
He wiped his palm across his face. He’d seen horrific amounts of blood and gore in his life and had developed a stomach of steel out of necessity, yet the image of a mini-human stretching around inside her was enough to make him queasy. He rubbed at his chest then braced his hand on his belt.
“What in God’s name are you doing out here, Lexi? Do you really think Tony would have expected you to go through with this plan to live out here someday? Yes, he told me about his ten-year plan. But no way would he have wanted you doing this on your own. I knew him enough to be sure of that. He wouldn’t want you in danger. He’d be furious if he suspected you were putting his child in danger.”
She went from rosy to a scary shade of red.
“You have no right to tell me what my husband would have wanted, nor is it your place to instruct me in how to live my life. And how dare you accuse me of putting my child in danger.” She pushed herself up and tugged her shirt down.
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About the Author
National and USA Today Bestselling author Rula Sinara lives in rural Virginia with her family and crazy but endearing pets. She loves organic gardening, attracting wildlife to her yard, planting trees, raising backyard chickens and drinking more coffee than she'll ever admit to. Rula's writing has earned her a National Readers Choice Award and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, among other honors. You can discover more about Rula at her blog A Writer’s Rush, on Twitter, on Facebook as RulaSinaraAuthor or on her website www.RulaSinara.com, where you can also sign up for her newsletter.
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1 WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
- Autographed print copies of the first three books of the ‘From Kenya, With Love’ series – The Promise of Rain, After the Silence and Through the Storm.
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