In Ireland to film a documentary for a big time network in the States, reporter Madalyn FitzGerald of Irish decent, becomes enthralled in the history of Fore Abbey. The small Chapel that sits on the hill opposite the site of the Benedictine Priory, calls to her to the point that she thinks she’s going crazy.
In her dreams she feels his touch and when she’s close to the Chapel, she hears his voice. She hears the clatter of hooves off in the distance, but when she looks there’s nothing there. Her nose twitches with unfamiliar scents.
The more obsessed she becomes with the Chapel, the stronger she feels like she’s being watched.
Raoul Keir is a traitor to the Crown and has spent long cold months fighting against what he believes in. With soldiers on his tail, sent by Henry VIII to capture him, he takes refuge in Fore Abbey with the Benedictine monks—hiding in plain sight—becoming one of them.
Three months later, in the middle of a stormy night, something sends him to the small Chapel...and that’s where he finds a young woman lying in the entrance. She's soaked to the skin in clothing he's never seen before.
As he cradles her in his arms, her eyelids flutter open, taking his breath at the dazzling green eyes staring back at him. He whispers, "Who are you?" She looks around the dark chapel, almost fearful, as lightening and thunder clatters above, lighting the night sky. Her whispered, "Madalyn FitzGerald," is said with confusion clouding her gaze.
The year is 1535.
When my childhood friend, Cora, dared me to write a sexy novel about a martial arts fighter, I agreed, albeit under the influence of alcohol. It was something for me—something different and exciting.
It was supposed to be research, pure and simple. But then I met him—a six-foot-six mountain of a man with no name. The way his muscles flexed and rippled when he trained made my belly quiver. The way his dark hair flopped over his forehead made me want to brush it back from his strong face. His nose had been broken, but it made no difference, he was still a handsome man. He had eyes dark as the night that would land on me the minute I entered his gym…Every…Time.
He was their star fighter, the one that brought in the big money. At first I feared him because of his size and the way he would look at me. But then I discovered that I was his biggest distraction, and no matter what my head told me, my heart told me to fight for the man who didn’t know how to live outside of the cage.
NYT & USA Today bestselling author Lexi Buchanan brings you her new sexy standalone novel about fighting for freedom when the odds are against you.
Cover Model ~ Assad Lawrence-Shalhoub
Image Copyright ~ Luis Rafael
Cover Design ~ Louisa Maggio, LM Book Creations
FOUR novellas in one volume (Gia, Hunter, Julian, Jarrod)
The story continues in each novella)
Gia ~ Gia Carrington, the Judge's daughter, suddenly finds herself needing the protection of a US Marshal.
Hunter ~ Hunter Fielding, a US Marshal who will do anything to protect those he loves the most.
Julian ~ Julian St Claire, a US Marine, who through helping a friend became involved in a trafficking case.
Jarrod ~ Judge Jarrod Carrington, who wants nothing more than to settle down with one of his daughter's best friends.
This is the uncensored version and is suitable for readers above the reading age of 18. If you would rather read the contemporary version, Summer at Rose Cottage written as Rona Jameson, which is suitable for any reading age, please click HERE.
Set in the beautiful coastal town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, ‘The Mystery of Rose Degan’ explores two love stories—one lost in time and the other flourishing in the present. McKenzie (Mack) Harper needs to get away and the small cottage just outside of Cape Elizabeth is the perfect location to unwind and bond with her six-year-old nephew, Lucas. It’s here at this quaint summer rental that Mack discovers a diary dated March 4th, 1947, which pulls her into a world of love and heartache.
Each entry into the diary is brought to life through the words written by nineteen-year-old, Rose Degan, who falls in love with a man her parents disapprove of. Her heart knows what and whom it wants, Jacob Evans, a fire fighter in Cape Elizabeth. He hasn’t been in town long when they meet on the cliffs while she watches the rescue of a crew from a collier ship that went aground during a fierce storm.
Back in the present, Mack discovers that Jacob is still alive and tries to find him. She leaves a message that falls into the hands of Jacob’s grandson, Dean Evans. With his curiosity piqued, Dean decides that the mystery woman, along with her diary, is an excellent excuse to slip away from home, earning a break from his mother’s matchmaking shenanigans—a grandchild being her sole focus.
All these characters come together in a story of love and friendship. It shows that love and family can transcend time.