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The Falling Book One
Selina and Nathan's spring fling can't last … but when tragedy strikes, can memories of time spent together at Niagara Falls renew their love?
Legend says Niagara Falls has magical powers…
Selina LeClézio is no stranger to making mistakes. Sometimes she even seeks them out and makes them knowing full well what they are. But dating a tourist has never been on her list of mistakes to make. Even working on a boat tour of Niagara Falls and therefore seeing her fair share of prospects none have ever seemed worth the risk … none that is until Nathan Lawson stepped onboard.
Nathan Lawson is only in Niagara with his two best friends on vacation. He planned for a carefree time enjoying local brews, fishing, and of course a tour of The Falls. What he couldn’t have foreseen was meeting Selina. He could feel himself being drawn to her and not just because of what a beautiful exotic stranger she is. Something deeper pulled him in.
The two of them fall into a hot easy fling. Neither of them are seemingly bothered by knowing it could not last, until the moment tragedy strikes and they are torn apart much too soon. Nathan is forced to return to the states just as Selina is thrust into her own personal struggles. Yet neither can forget the connection made between them. But even if they can overcome their own individual misfortunes will they decide to chase their dream of being together or will it be left to the magic of The Falls to show them their destiny?
Genre: Contemporary RomancePurchase links: Taliesin Amazon ARe B&N
Release Date: August 1, 2013
Publisher: Taliesin Publishing
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When he looked up, she’d instantly caught his eyes. It felt like a kick to the solar plexus. Sounds awful, but the breathless feeling he got from just seeing he...r was euphoric. She was beautiful. He didn’t know if he’d ever seen anyone in real life that was this beautiful. He’d had girlfriends who were attractive, who were cute, sexy—pretty, even—but this girl who stared at him from across the way was strikingly beautiful.
Tendrils from her pulled-back, black hair had found their way loose and framed her face and long elegant neck. Her skin was tinted a natural olive color. Her bone structure seemed delicate, her jaw smooth and slim, her face soft and feminine. She had full, pouty, pink lips, wide, almond-brown eyes edged by shapely brows, and high-structured cheekbones.
Even her body was dainty. She looked wispy, but there was strength to the way she held herself. Strength that was in direct contrast to the long, slender, piano-player fingers and the delicate, almost fragile features of her face and shoulders.
“Jesus, Nate.” His shorter, auburn, curly-haired friend, Charlie O’Connell, backhanded him in the gut, knocking all the remaining air from his lungs.
“What?” Nathan broke eye contact with the girl across the deck for the first time in a long, breathless moment.
“Wipe your chin. You’re drooling.” He laughed.
Nathan knew Charlie had to be joking, but he found himself running the back side of his hand under his bottom lip in case he wasn’t.
Nathan looked back up, and the beautiful girl he’d shared a glance with was standing right in front of him now. Her eyes widened when he looked at her, almost as if he’d startled her. She was close enough now that he could read her name tag, Selina. It seemed to fit her somehow.
“I need in there.” She pointed, and he followed her gaze to his crotch.
His face instantly felt warm. If all Niagara Falls’ women were this straightforward, this trip was going to be awesome. “Uh…” he stammered. He didn’t know what he was supposed to follow that with.
“Stand up,” she ordered him. The cadence in her voice hinted at an accent.
His friends snickered beside him as Nathan followed her instructions. He looked around at the people on the boat. The boat itself was just now pulling away from the dock.
“There are children around,” he said pointedly.
“I know, which is why I need into the seat you were sitting on.” She stepped around him and pulled up on the bench lid. It popped open to reveal a chest full of life jackets.
Nathan closed his eyes and bit back a self-loathing moan as he realized his mistake. “Oh,” he heard himself utter before Charlie and Dylan started to bark with unrestrained laughter. Thankfully, it seemed as if Selina didn’t know what they were laughing at, but she did look just as uncomfortable about it as he felt.
The kid-sized life jacket slipped out of her hand and onto the deck of the ship. Nathan quickly bent to pick it up. “Let me help you.”
He hadn’t been as quick as she was. He was still bending over as she was standing up. Their heads met in an excruciating crack. The back of her head smacked hard against his face.
Nathan pinched the bridge of his nose together before blood ran out everywhere. Selina let out a string of what could only be French curse words, and Nathan was sure they were prettier sounding than their meanings.
Holding the back of her head, Selina finally stood up and rubbed the spot where they’d collided. “Oh my! I am so sorry.” She gasped at what he assumed was the image of him holding his head back and pinching the bridge of his nose. “Sit down.”
She closed the lid on the bench he’d been sitting on originally. He sat. She took off.
It was probably for the best. He’d made an ass of himself, and he was now nursing a bloody nose. It was a great first impression.
“I guess that’s what you get for thinking she meant she needed to get in your pants.” Charlie laughed with Dylan Miller, his other friend, the blond one.
Nathan moaned in protest. He didn’t want to deal with their ribbing right now. His brain throbbed along with his wounded pride. Before he’d head-butted her, he’d thought about asking her to come out with them later this evening. Now, what kind of beautiful woman like that would want to go out with a guy she gave a bloody nose to? He was definitely not winning any Alpha of The Year awards with this one.
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