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Romancing the Detective

(The seventh book in the Second Chance Groom series)
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"A Christian Historical Western Romance with just the right amount of suspense. I love short stories that keep me totally intrigued and turning pages to the very end, being able to devour the entire book in one evening!"

After six years of running from his past, Edward is forced back to his hometown to visit his stepmother Donna, the only mother he ever knew. He hated the memories lingering in that lonely mansion, and the entire town, trusting no one there except Donna. Being a detective made him trust even less.

Suspicious of changes in the household, Edward suspects the newcomers of ulterior motives, especially the strikingly beautiful Jillian. Despite Donna's assurances, Edward believes she’s too beautiful and acts too sweet not to be up to something.
Jillian, infatuated with Edward from stories told by Donna, finds herself enamored when she finally meets him. Edward having suffered betrayal in the past, is determined never to let his heart be vulnerable again. But Jillian longs to win Edward's affection and trust. He was almost convinced of her sincerity… but by believing she was hiding something, he could keep his heart intact, hopefully resisting her beauty and charm.
Will Jillian ever melt his cold heart and win him not only for herself, but also to the Lord? Could she convince him of love’s strong bonds, loyalty, and most importantly… trust? Would there ever be a chance for Romance, especially in this small Western town where he had suffered so much devastation? Was Jillian's Christianity as real as she made it seem? Was she truly that sincere and filled with compassion? He had to grab onto his heart and run before it was too late to resist her. There was no way he could survive the heartache again, and it would be a real blow to his pride if he had to admit he had misjudged her and everyone else...But could he continue to live this miserable existence?
Tragedy strikes, leaving him with no choice but to face his past, putting himself at risk of some serious jail time. The misery he had lived with was replaced by the suspense and threat of not knowing what real darkness lurked in his future. Now, he knew for sure that Jillian was not meant to be a part that future.

Genre: Inspirational

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