Destiny Bay Romances: Sweet Editions
by Helen Conrad
Helen Conrad is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 90 romances (over 15 million copies sold) published under various pseudonyms with Harlequin, Silhouette, Loveswept, and others. She is currently revamping and rewriting much of her backlist—mainly into the Destiny Bay Romances Series. The first six, the Forever Yours Series, are being rewritten as Sweet Editions.
“Hello,” she said without a smile.
“You came back,” he answered shortly. “I wasn’t sure you would.”
She gestured toward the padded table. “Of course I came back. You can’t scare me off that easily.”
He turned his back to peel off the sweats. He wore his shorts underneath, she was relieved to note, but she could feel that he still didn’t want to uncover the scars to her. He got up on the table without another word. She plugged in her machine and began to move it lightly over his leg, standing with her back to him again. It was easier this time.
She started whistling, something she’d done as a nervous habit as a child. She hadn’t done it in years, and when she realized that she was whistling “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” she cut it off hard and made a face, praying that he hadn’t noticed.
But he had. If she’d turned around at that point, she would have seen a smile in his eyes. He watched her stiff back, the swing of her full, shining hair, and he was reminded of just how young and naïve she was.
Carrie Harlow, he thought to himself, don’t you know I am the big bad wolf? Don’t you know you ought to run for the woods right now?
“Before I gobble you up,” he whispered aloud.
“What?” she asked, looking back.
He shook his head, very slowly. She went back to work. The sound waves from her machine pulsed, an evening breeze blew in and stirred the papers on the desk, and her scent filled his senses. Spring flowers. He closed his eyes, trying todeny what he felt.
– US Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and paperbacks of Run Run Runaway, A Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast
– INT Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and ebooks of Run Run Runaway, A Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast