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New Release | The Art of Love and Murder by Brenda Whiteside #romanticsuspense #romance #bookboost



Title The Art of Love and Murder (Wild Horse Peaks Book 1)

Author Brenda Whiteside

Genre Romantic Suspense


Book Blurb



Forty-three years after the airplane crash she survived killed her parents, Lacy Dahl is looking for answers. When her research uncovers secrets about the mother she never knew and disputes the identity of her father, someone is willing to murder to keep her discoveries hidden.


Sheriff Chance Meadowlark is still haunted by the death of his wife and the revenge he unleashed in the name of justice. When he meets Lacy, he is determined not to become involved, but their pasts make that impossible saving Lacy may be his only redemption.


Just as she begins to believe the present is more important than her past, Chance's connection and a murder spin her deeper into danger and further from love. When the truth is revealed, will the revelations free Lacy and Chance…or destroy them?


Excerpt


Momentarily struck dumb by his eye color, she stared back. Why hadn’t she noticed until now? Although not as light as hers or her father’s, the professor’s eyes were a startling green shade.


His hand nudged her arm. “Lacy?”


She jumped. “Oh, yes.” She slipped the tissue from the half-carved wolf. Another glance at his eyes and goose bumps riddled her arms.


He lifted the wood close to his face, using both hands as if handling a delicate hummingbird. His thumb traced the neck of the creature to the juncture of whereit emerged from the wood. When he brought the piece to his nose, closing his eyes and breathing deeply, Lacy wanted to disengage from the oddly erotic gesture.


He swallowed, opened his eyes, and set the wolf back on the tissue. His attention shifted to the photograph of the chest. He touched the photo, a smile on his lips. “Where is the chest?”


The chest.Like he knew it, had seen it before. “I’m having it sent. You’ve seen it before?”


He didn’t move, stared out the window as if deep in thought. “I’d like to show you something, Lacy.”


“All right.”She waited, watchinghis profile until he glanced at her.


He stared into her face a moment. “You’re so very lovely. A creation full of life and passion, surpassing any art form.”


His hypnotic voice floated on the classical strains drifting from the living room. She couldn’t speak. Didn’t know what to say. She’d been lifted upon a pedestal of admiration. With any other man, she might consider his words a means to a sexual end. The professor’s intentions, however, were crystal. He admired her like a work of art.


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Feb 21, 2023

Thank you, Brenda, for sharing your new release with us!

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