Title: Their Bond Through Jade
Author: Iris Blobel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pikorua, the Maori name for the symbol, is a twist that is said to symbolise the strength of the bond between two people. Mat is certain there is something between Tiffany and him.
When Tiffany Cahill opens the door to the police, memories flood her mind of the previous year and a relationship gone bad. Frightened, she calls her friend, Steve, for help, but instead a stranger answers the phone. Little does Tiffany know how much this New Zealander is going to impact her life, especially after she is assaulted only a few hours later.
Mat Apanui, the owner of a helicopter tour company in New Zealand, can’t ignore the worry in Tiffany’s voice when he answers Steve’s phone. Before he knows it, he is spending most of his business trip to Melbourne with her. Desperate to keep her safe after an attack, he invites her to stay with him in Queenstown, NZ.
With her safety at risk, how will Tiffany overcome her reservations and trust the sexy stranger enough to fly across the Tasman Sea?
Tiffany knew the man in the corner was Mat as soon as she looked at him. In her mind, his smile matched his laugh.
Yet, she double-checked and stole a quick look around just to be certain, but she wasn’t able to find another single man occupying a table. Her gaze fell back on Mat, who stood as she slowly walked towards him. There was an awkward silence in the air, briefly broken by the noise from the kitchen.
She nodded, unable to speak, a thousand words running through her head, none of them making it to her vocal cords, though. And although her mind was still occupied by the saga with the police, during the occasional moments she’d thought about Mat she’d envisioned him to be the complete opposite. Looking at him, she knew he was trouble.
And thank goodness, he was from New Zealand, and most likely to return home soon, because she didn’t need trouble. Whether it was good or sexy. But damn, he had a body to die for. His black hair was cut short, his brown almond eyes alive with interest as he held her gaze.
They sat in silence, Tiffany still a bit overwhelmed by the situation. And Mat’s looks.
“Would you like a drink?” he asked at long last.
She nodded and was glad to get a “Cola please” over her lips.
There was a thin scar visible in his hairline, and she wondered what’d happened. When Mat lifted his arm to get the waiter’s attention, she noticed a tattoo on his arm, which disappeared under his shirt, but she assumed it was a Maori tattoo, which usually spread across the shoulder as well. His eyes and bronze skin told her he was probably of Maori origin.
He ordered their drinks and met her gaze again with a smile. It took her a lot of effort not to shiver with lust.
“It’s nice meeting you,” he said and smiled, revealing two small dimples in his cheek.
She let out a little laugh. “I still can’t believe I’m here.”
A broad grin crossed his face, and he winked at her. “I’m glad you came.”
Tiffany exhaled a shaky breath. “Okay, tell me a bit about you.”
Mat snorted. “No way. You’ll run away.”
“That bad?” she asked with a smile.
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Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London, as well as Canada where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper only emerged a few years back, but now her laptop is a constant companion.
Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as well as their dog. Next to her job at a private school, she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio.
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