Today’s featured book is a Christian romantic suspense novel by Allison Pearl.
About the book:
Lizzy Bennet loves life as a lawyer in the city. And not just because of the miles it puts between her and her ex. However, when she’s attacked on the street just hours after learning her identity was stolen, she tries to call home for help and ends up with the last person she expects: the very same high school boyfriend who broke her heart. He says he’s there to help, but she’s not so sure, and now, all the endless questions and regrets are clouding her judgment and preventing her from seeing the dangerous saboteur closing in.
Small-town auto mechanic, Koby Knightly, is looking forward to seeing a car show in the city. But when an unexpected call from his old girlfriend disconnects suddenly, he rushes to her aid. Throwing his plans out the window, Koby makes it his mission to protect her and discover the identity of the person trying to frame her. Will he also be able to figure out what went wrong between them back in high school or will a killer get to her first?
“I loved that car. You did, too, if I remember. If I was driving it, you were sure to be in the passenger seat.”
Looking away, she smoothed a hand over her hair. “I did like it. As far as the rides, though, if I hadn’t come with, I’d never have seen you. As soon as you got that job, the others came rolling in. You worked more than Josh and my dad. Only sixteen, and yet you were the best mechanic in town.”
All those hours weren’t for nothing. “I kept busy. I wasn’t all that complicated back then. I was only interested in two things: you and making enough money to get you to run off somewhere exciting and marry me.”
Her shoulders fell, and a bit of light left her eyes. “You didn’t run off, though. You could’ve come here or gone to Philadelphia, but you didn’t. I left. But you’re still there. Why did you stay?”
Did she really want to do this now? He closed the space between them, standing so close he could make out every one of her perfect eyelashes. “I don’t know. I told myself that it was smart to stay. Fresh out of high school, and I already had a start. A business of my own. The beginnings of a career. But now…”
“But now what?” Her voice was soft, but he sensed an urgency in the tone. “Why did you stay?”
His heart pounded in his ears. If he could only kiss her one last time. “I think I stayed because a part of me always thought you’d come back, and if I was gone… i-if you changed your mind about us and came back… I didn’t want to miss my chance.”
About the author:
Allison Pearl is a small-town girl who’s lived just about everywhere. She loves books,tea, chocolate, and watching old movies with her husband and black lab, Sal.
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