Sanctuary on Victoria Island
by Karen Andover
Victoria Island is an idyllic place to live and work. Or so Emma Rutledge had always thought. Working for her family’s property company, she enjoys professional success. But her personal life is more complicated. She struggles to move past her childhood infatuation with Donovan, her brother’s best friend, and to cope with his callous rejection of her feelings.
But things are not always as they seem on the picturesque island. The sunny and peaceful haven conceals dangerous secrets. When Emma unexpectedly stumbles across the darker side of life, her life is threatened.
Donovan Evans is leaving the military after fifteen years and returning home to Victoria Island. He is ready to start the next chapter of his life with a different job and the hope for a new relationship. But old hurts frustrate his plan. And unforeseen violence transforms his priorities. Suddenly Emma and Donovan have more at stake than getting past their troubled history. They must work together to say alive.
EXCERPT (Exclusive Excerpt):
He wiped his sweaty palms on his pants and cleared his throat. “I’m here to stay. I’ve retired from the military. I’m considering what to do with the rest of my life. I have a couple of possibilities.” He paused and waited, shifting on his feet, then continued after she failed to respond. “I’m thinking about opening a law practice. Jack has also offered me a job working with him as a project manager. I’ve got options.”
Emma gazed determinedly down at her hands. After an uncomfortably long silence, she looked at him.
“Oh. I wasn’t sure if you were coming back to the island for good, or if you just wanted a vacation home.”
“No, I’m definitely here to stay.” Donovan sat down opposite her. He cleared his throat. “I was hoping maybe you and I could have dinner? Catch up on all the news. Maybe when you are feeling better?” Emma was quiet for a minute. Acid churned in his stomach. They weren’t on the same page. He hadn’t gotten this right. Damn it to hell.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Karen Andover is an author of romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and science fiction. Karen lives an idyllic island life and her goal is to share her happy place with readers one book at a time. She lives in Florida with her family and rescue pup.
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