By Susan Wiggs
A proficient yet afflicted surgeon, Blue Calhoun runs a thriving scientific perform from his Nob Hill mansion in San Francisco whereas elevating his son by myself after an unthinkable tragedy. Then in the future a feminine fugitive with a gunshot wound looks in Blue's surgical procedure. even if she holds a pistol geared toward his middle, the desperation in her eyes awakens Blue's compassion. Reluctantly he's interested in her fragile good looks, her nerves of metal and the secret surrounding her circumstances.Isabel Fish-Wooten has spent so much of her lifestyles at the run, yet every little thing adjustments whilst she forces a stranger to avoid wasting her existence. but her rescue comes with an unforeseen expense. As Isabel recovers from her wounds, she reveals herself touched through this awesome guy and yearns to arrive out to him and his rebellious son.From danger-filled again alleys to the glittering ballrooms of excessive society, Isabel and Blue confront the violence and corruption that threatens their newfound ardour. Theirs is an unforgettable quest to find an extraordinary and distinct love, and the dear present of a moment probability at happiness.
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Ghosts rose from the ivy design twining through the rug, threatening to trip him up. But old ghosts and a defiant son faded as a sense of mission rose up in him. He gave his full attention to the woman on the bed, and curiously, it was a relief to see her. At least if she was here, she couldn’t be out committing murder. No, she could be in his home committing murder. Scowling, he took Miss Fish-Wooten’s hand and pressed three fingers to the inside of her wrist. Her pulse raced. Fever raged through her.
One of my clients dragged me out of bed in the wee hours. ” Blue felt a hum of awareness, as though he already knew what he couldn’t possibly know. ” “It was a shoot-out of some sort. Over an opium shipment, of course. After all, what would the opium trade be without violence? I’ve never known importers to be so reluctant to pay their duty fees. ” Blue knew why that was so, and it wasn’t just the money. Rory made another attempt with the coffee but abandoned it in disgust. “A police officer was shot,” he said.
She took something from him—a crookneck gardening hoe—and hung it on a peg. ” Lucas slammed a shovel into the corner. ” These two were charming, thought Isabel, but her consciousness was fading fast. Her own personal angels. She was amazed they hadn’t noticed her, slumped against a pile of musty burlap sacks, pointing the Derringer at them. “Tell me,” he said, leaning toward her, capturing her small, fluttering hand. ” She ducked away, stifling a giggle. ” He laughed. “I don’t want to marry you.
A Summer Affair by Susan Wiggs