Title: Secrets By Necessity Author: Jane Drager Genre: Romantic Suspense/Cozy Mystery Book Blurb: Alexandra Colter wants peace and quiet, a chance to recuperate from an overwhelming work schedule. A vacation in the mountains fits the bill, but she never expects to fall in love. Unfortunately, her surgical career is several states away. With a huge student loan to repay, she needs that high paying job to make good on the loan. Charles, the mountain caretaker, wants Alexandra. He asks her to stay, but a caretaker’s salary is pittance. He can’t help with her debt. Yet, if he doesn’t provide a solution, her vacation will end, and she will forever be out of his reach. Alexandra refuses to saddle Charles with her heavy debt, but how can she expect him to wait? Charles can’t wait. With Alexandra’s uncanny ability to uncover one mountain secret after another, he must tell her the mountain’s biggest secret of all: his own. Excerpt:
Charles put one boot up onto the porch and leaned against a post. They stood at eye level. They also stood too close. The magnet pulled her again.
She had this overpowering urge to lean over and kiss him. She wanted to feel his arms around her; she wanted to taste his lips. She wanted to feel his strength, his power. She wanted her breath back. Alex clutched the blanket closer to her chest instead. She had no right to want this man. It was merely a physical attraction, nothing more, a hormonal urge to be satisfied. She told herself over and over he wasn’t interested. Common sense said not to get involved. Alexandra Colter was a visitor with no plans to stay. She belonged in New York. She had enormous bills to pay. She had neither the time nor energy to get involved with anyone, especially a man so far away from her home base.
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Besides being a writer, Jane was once a caterer's assistant, office manager, basketball referee, all-star softball short-stop, and even a candlestick maker. But she spent more years than she could remember as a Respiratory Therapist and paramedic instructor. Throughout, writing was her passion and still is today. She gravitated toward romantic suspense because of her never-ending interest in relationships coupled with her avid love for mysteries. And since life is so depressing for so many, you can count on a happily-ever-after ending in all of her books. Social Media Links: