Love of a Marine

The Wounded Warriors Series

Book 2
Etopia Press
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Wounded Marine veteran, Cluny McPherson, is ready to throw in the towel. Why are his PTSD nightmares worse now, more than ten years after the ambush outside Fallujah? He hates his growing feelings of hopelessness and doubts he'll ever live a normal life. He loves women and kids, and he desires a loving woman in his life, one who wants a family as much as he does. But with the nightmares getting worse, the only female he dares spend an entire night with is his loyal service dog, Queen, a war vet herself. Until one day on a California beach, he meets a beautiful Brazilian woman and her young boy and everything changes. For the first time in years, there's a chance of healing...and a chance at love.

 

Graciella Jefferson, SEAL widow and single mother, is wary of the man who sits for hours on the sand by the Point Dume rocks, staring at the ocean. But her nine-year-old son, Santos, is increasingly curious about the dog that wears a vest and stays next to the tall, dark-haired man in the baseball cap. When she finds out Cluny was saved in Iraq by her late husband, a friendship begins between them that quickly heats up into something much more. But Graciella has been burned before. Can she lower the walls around her heart and learn how trust again?


Keywords: military romance, contemporary romance, service dog, interracial romance

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Nine-Eleven was a turning point in my life, as in so many others. It brought home how suddenly a world can be turned upside down, and why if there were things I wanted to do, I'd better do them. I wanted to write love stories.

I was increasingly burned out in my profession of thirty years, and time waits for no one. I'd been widowed for six years, so, what was keeping me there? I sold my travel business and coffee bar, and then my big house in California and moved to the wild open spaces of Wyoming. The breathtaking view of the Grand Teton Mountains from the dining room picture window of a small house in Jackson Hole clinched the deal. I bought the house and moved in.

Heaven on earth. The perfect place to take a cleansing breath, and write. I loved every minute of living in Jackson, including the deep snow of winter. There's no substitute for a cozy fireplace, a cup of coffee, and a good book.

The path to publication is hard, slow work. I love the books I've written, and the characters I write about. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed creating new worlds populated by special people. Someone once asked me why I write what I do. I smiled and answered that with every book I get to invent another hero to fall in love with.

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Publisher
Etopia Press
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Published on
Aug 5, 2016
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Pages
425
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ISBN
9781944138530
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Military
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