Mike's Wager: A Camerons of Tide's Way Short Story

Bell Bridge Books
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Is his hometown going to break his heart?

Mike Kennedy's college pals at Cambridge refuse to believe that his hometown, Tide's Way, North Carolina, is the good-hearted Mayberry Mike depicts. They bet him money that no one in Tide's Way will offer him a helping hand if he spends a week disguised as a grungy, dangerous-looking homeless guy. Mikes takes the bet.

So there he was, spending a chilly, rainy Spring break shivering and hungry under an old tarp draped over the railing of the bandstand on Tide's Way's small common. Three days had gone by without anyone offering him so much as a cup of coffee. He hated to lose the money he'd wagered but even worse, he hated that his hometown was apparently not what he'd thought it was. Would anyone prove that Tide's Way lived up to its ideals?

Skye Taylor has been a member of Romance Writers of America since 1995 and of the Ancient City chapter in St. Augustine, Florida, for the last six years, where she's served as secretary, conference chair and treasurer. Her publishing credits to date include several non-fiction essays about life as a Peace Corps Volunteer, one mainstream political intrigue, WHATEVER IT TAKES, and the Tide's Way series.
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Publisher
Bell Bridge Books
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Published on
Apr 15, 2015
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Pages
16
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ISBN
9781611946413
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Clean & Wholesome
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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"With a deft hand and engaging style, Skye Taylor creates a realistic story with a heart that captivates . . . if you keep your heart open, love heals the deepest wounds. Don't miss this book." ~Vicki Hinze, USA Today Bestselling Author

Jake Cameron won't risk hurting his best friend by admitting he loves her.
Little does he know . . . that's what hurts her the most.

Zoe Callahan, pregnant with the child her ex-boyfriend doesn't want, adores her ramshackle new home in the seaside town of Tide's Way, North Carolina. When she meets handsome Jake Cameron, her next-door neighbor who offers some fixer-upper help, her heart goes out to him instantly. He's the doting dad to three daughters and the kind caretaker to a mom-in-law with early Alzheimer's.
Jake is equally smitten with Zoe. But Jake, a contractor and volunteer firefighter from a close-knit family of brothers and a sister, won't risk a romance that could disrupt his family after his ex-wife nearly destroyed it.
Despite Jake's efforts to hide his feelings, he and Zoe quickly form an unbreakable bond. Zoe discovers love hasn't given up on her, even if the father of her unborn child did. Now she just needs to figure out why Jake is so determined not to let the heady attraction that sizzles between them turn into something more than friendship.
Then disaster strikes, and Jake is Zoe's rescuer. He already has her heart, but now, in spite of the rift that comes between them, she must trust him with her life and the life of her baby. And Jake must trust himself.
Skye Taylor began writing during her years as a Peace Corps volunteer. In 2012, her first novel, Whatever It Takes, was published. She is thrilled to join the Belle Books family and is currently working on a six-book contemporary romance series. Visit her website at Skye-Writer.com or on find her on Facebook.
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