A novel of suspense, revenge and a love so deep that it can only be released through forgiveness.
Hollywood producer Trent Parker has one goal – to own the film option for the breakout novel Sunset in Maui. His problem? Actress turned producer Charisse Whitloch. She’ll do anything to produce the film. Trent can stop her, but not without getting close to her, a bond he can’t risk.
Charisse has found the film project that will prove she’s her own woman – not her father’s daughter. One person stands in her way – Trent Parker. She’s faced opposition before, but she isn’t prepared for Trent. Her charisma has softened Hollywood’s hardest hearts, but is she a match for Trent’s heart of stone?
Trent’s defenses against Charisse crumble - loving her will heal the darkness in his soul and open the door to a secret he buried long ago. When Charisse is threatened, she and Trent face her adversaries. They piece together a plot more sinister than any Hollywood movie, but the key to their survival lies in Trent’s past – the key that will lead to Trent’s destruction.
Guarding Her Heart is the 1st book in the Crystal Creek Series
Crystal Creek Christmas Book #2
A Ring Around Her Heart #3
Steeling Her Heart #4
Risking Her Heart #5
Crystal Creek Boxed Set Books 1 – 3
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An email popped into her inbox.
Her chest constricted. She could barely breathe. Her heart did one of those snare drum rat-a-tat-tats. The pounding felt as if it would break through her chest.
She held her finger over Trent’s email. It trembled enough to embarrass her.
This was ridiculous. She wasn’t afraid of Trent Parker. She touched the email.
To: Charisse Whitloch
From: Trent Parker
Subject: Sunset in Maui
“Like your lawyer said, the option to Sunset in Maui is mine. Save yourself the courtroom drama and back out of the negotiations. Enjoy producing films while it lasts. Within three months, most production companies fail.”
Charisse dropped the phone to her lap. “Fail.”
The words were a punch to the soft spot below her sternum. She grabbed the armrest. Her chest heaved and seemed to drag every air molecule in the car into her lungs.
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Laura Haley-McNeil is an award-winning author of romantic suspense and women’s fiction in novel length and in short stories. Her work has been featured in several women’s magazines. She has studied piano and ballet and has been a board member for two community orchestras. She and her husband reside in Colorado. When she isn’t writing, she jogs, bicycles and crochets.
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