Sally Brandle

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A Man, A Mule and A Mountain of Trouble
Attempted Mob Hit + Escape to Dude Ranch = Romance Adventure
 
She is a quiet caretaker of plants in Seattle who witnesses a judge being shot.
He is an FBI agent intent on bringing a renowned crime gang to justice.
            With a calculated coincidence their paths intertwine on a mountain in Montana. Together they formulate a plan to bring the mobsters to justice who attempted to murder her friend and have kidnapped his parents.
            Sum it up with a smart mule, a hidden cabin, some outdoor scenes and the answer is a modern day adventure ready for readers.
 
  "She was shocked at what had happened and was also starting to feel light headed. She noticed Red seemed to be heading towards a small clearing. It was a huge effort to raise her head enough to look ahead. She finally rested her head on his shoulder and took a deep breath. Her side was throbbing and she hardly had the strength to keep the shirt bunched up at the place where the blood felt warm.
Miranda?s last thought was that she was going to die like a real cowgirl; on a mountain, with a mule, from a gunshot wound.
Chapter 7
Grant headed steadily up Mt. Hanlen on Brasso with two pack horses, Molly and Cody, following steadily behind him. He was traveling at a slow but steady pace, and as far as he could remember should make the cabin just after dark. He really loved being out in the clean country air. The last week had been stressful since his parent?s accident and he needed this outing to clear his head. He looked down at his hand on the reins and realized how simple things could be when you weren?t dealing with life in a city, criminals and rushing to a myriad of urgent meetings.
?Hee Haw!? Grant was just rounding a bend when he heard the distinct and determined bray from a mule coming from the other side of the bushes to his left. He stopped the horses and carefully listened. The mule brayed louder, apparently closer and soon he could see the animal picking his way towards him through the trees and bushes. It was saddled but rider less and looked agitated. The mule stopped a few feet off of the trail and made the most commanding and compelling noise he had ever heard from an animal. ?Hee Haww!? The mule backed up staring Grant in the eye and moving his head as if to signal Grant to follow him.
?OK, big guy, sounds like you want me to come with you. Hold up just a second and I?ll tie up my horses.? With that Grant tied his mounts securely to a tree and moved off the trail on foot towards the mule. With glaring reality Grant saw the blood on the side of the saddle and a dark blotchy streak of it flowing onto the mule?s belly.
He stepped up his pace to keep up with the mule and soon saw a blue patch of clothing not too far ahead. As he moved closer he saw it was a woman curled up on her side. A large grassy area next to her was flattened out and warm to the touch as he kneeled down. He figured the mule must have been trying to protect her from the cold of the evening by lying down beside her. Thank God the big animal had big ears and had heard him on the trail. She was pale and desperately needed his help." 
 
 
A Break, A Beaker and A Bond of Trust
The Doctor Is In:  Great Shape, Imminent Danger and Emotional Pain
 
Italian doctor Gianni Lando has created BoneGlu to speed the healing of broken bones. Fatefully, his first human patient is the alluring Annelise Carlisle and he could be responsible for the accident causing her injury.
Annelise was dumped by a fiancé and failed a job interview, so what else could go wrong? Maybe working for Gianni and battling wits against a jealous killer intent on securing the formula for BoneGlu! Can the pair complete his seminars and acknowledge their love before the fatal blow is struck?
"She felt the gritty road under her cheek and tried to take steady breaths. In a moment a voice was just above her ear instructing her to stay still. She knew without looking it was Doctor Handsome. His liquid black velvet voice had a noticeable Italian accent. His hand was firm but gentle, his touch reassuring.           
Gianni kneeled by the woman?s body, ?Stay down just as you are Bella Donna, we have called an ambulance. I am a doctor. The baby that you pushed from danger is fine. You are a very brave woman and I am here to help you in any way that I can. Please tell me if you can, what hurts.?
Annelise relaxed a little against the warm hands that were supporting her back. For some reason she felt safe. Should she start the hurt list with her leg, her ego or her broken heart? ?I think I broke my fibula, doctor. I heard it crack when I connected with the car. I may have bruised a rib or two, but other than that I?m feeling just dandy.?
The doctor rocked back a bit to readjust his position and asked, ?Are you a doctor, too??
Annelise pulled it together enough to explain, ?No, but my father is and I put myself through college in various positions of employment in his office. What type of doctor are you, Signore??
?I am a research scientist with a background in orthopedics. I have developed and just gotten approval for BoneGlu that I am presenting to all of the major hospitals on the West Coast. Seattle was my first stop. If we can get you to Seattle General, you are willing to try something new, and your break is not complicated, I can halve the time of the recovery of this injury.? As he spoke he carefully and gently moved his fingers over her injured leg.
A Man, A Mule and A Mountain of Trouble
Attempted Mob Hit + Escape to Dude Ranch = Romance Adventure
 
She is a quiet caretaker of plants in Seattle who witnesses a judge being shot.
He is an FBI agent intent on bringing a renowned crime gang to justice.
            With a calculated coincidence their paths intertwine on a mountain in Montana. Together they formulate a plan to bring the mobsters to justice who attempted to murder her friend and have kidnapped his parents.
            Sum it up with a smart mule, a hidden cabin, some outdoor scenes and the answer is a modern day adventure ready for readers.
 
  "She was shocked at what had happened and was also starting to feel light headed. She noticed Red seemed to be heading towards a small clearing. It was a huge effort to raise her head enough to look ahead. She finally rested her head on his shoulder and took a deep breath. Her side was throbbing and she hardly had the strength to keep the shirt bunched up at the place where the blood felt warm.
Miranda?s last thought was that she was going to die like a real cowgirl; on a mountain, with a mule, from a gunshot wound.
Chapter 7
Grant headed steadily up Mt. Hanlen on Brasso with two pack horses, Molly and Cody, following steadily behind him. He was traveling at a slow but steady pace, and as far as he could remember should make the cabin just after dark. He really loved being out in the clean country air. The last week had been stressful since his parent?s accident and he needed this outing to clear his head. He looked down at his hand on the reins and realized how simple things could be when you weren?t dealing with life in a city, criminals and rushing to a myriad of urgent meetings.
?Hee Haw!? Grant was just rounding a bend when he heard the distinct and determined bray from a mule coming from the other side of the bushes to his left. He stopped the horses and carefully listened. The mule brayed louder, apparently closer and soon he could see the animal picking his way towards him through the trees and bushes. It was saddled but rider less and looked agitated. The mule stopped a few feet off of the trail and made the most commanding and compelling noise he had ever heard from an animal. ?Hee Haww!? The mule backed up staring Grant in the eye and moving his head as if to signal Grant to follow him.
?OK, big guy, sounds like you want me to come with you. Hold up just a second and I?ll tie up my horses.? With that Grant tied his mounts securely to a tree and moved off the trail on foot towards the mule. With glaring reality Grant saw the blood on the side of the saddle and a dark blotchy streak of it flowing onto the mule?s belly.
He stepped up his pace to keep up with the mule and soon saw a blue patch of clothing not too far ahead. As he moved closer he saw it was a woman curled up on her side. A large grassy area next to her was flattened out and warm to the touch as he kneeled down. He figured the mule must have been trying to protect her from the cold of the evening by lying down beside her. Thank God the big animal had big ears and had heard him on the trail. She was pale and desperately needed his help." 
 
 
A Break, A Beaker and A Bond of Trust
The Doctor Is In:  Great Shape, Imminent Danger and Emotional Pain
 
Italian doctor Gianni Lando has created BoneGlu to speed the healing of broken bones. Fatefully, his first human patient is the alluring Annelise Carlisle and he could be responsible for the accident causing her injury.
Annelise was dumped by a fiancé and failed a job interview, so what else could go wrong? Maybe working for Gianni and battling wits against a jealous killer intent on securing the formula for BoneGlu! Can the pair complete his seminars and acknowledge their love before the fatal blow is struck?
"She felt the gritty road under her cheek and tried to take steady breaths. In a moment a voice was just above her ear instructing her to stay still. She knew without looking it was Doctor Handsome. His liquid black velvet voice had a noticeable Italian accent. His hand was firm but gentle, his touch reassuring.           
Gianni kneeled by the woman?s body, ?Stay down just as you are Bella Donna, we have called an ambulance. I am a doctor. The baby that you pushed from danger is fine. You are a very brave woman and I am here to help you in any way that I can. Please tell me if you can, what hurts.?
Annelise relaxed a little against the warm hands that were supporting her back. For some reason she felt safe. Should she start the hurt list with her leg, her ego or her broken heart? ?I think I broke my fibula, doctor. I heard it crack when I connected with the car. I may have bruised a rib or two, but other than that I?m feeling just dandy.?
The doctor rocked back a bit to readjust his position and asked, ?Are you a doctor, too??
Annelise pulled it together enough to explain, ?No, but my father is and I put myself through college in various positions of employment in his office. What type of doctor are you, Signore??
?I am a research scientist with a background in orthopedics. I have developed and just gotten approval for BoneGlu that I am presenting to all of the major hospitals on the West Coast. Seattle was my first stop. If we can get you to Seattle General, you are willing to try something new, and your break is not complicated, I can halve the time of the recovery of this injury.? As he spoke he carefully and gently moved his fingers over her injured leg.

A Man, A Mule and A Mountain of Trouble 

AKA Inconspicuous-Emerald City Opener Winner in Suspense

Soon to be released by Soul Mate Publishing

           

Miranda Whitley recedes from the death of her family by focusing on plants she provides in Seattle's building entrances. Foliage becomes her ally when it hides her as she witnesses an attempted mob hit. Trusting an FBI agent she's recently met is a thorny business, she has a well-earned aversion to guns. She's fled to a dude ranch near his family home in Emma Springs and finds a moment of peace riding a smart mule while trying to locate him.

Grant Morley has bureau blood coursing through his veins. Finding Miranda on the side of a mountain with a bullet hole in her side is bad enough, learning she's involved with an attempted assassination of a well known judge cracks the armor he's built around his heart. Is she an innocent bystander, or paid accomplice?

They fight a growing attraction while defending themselves against criminals willing to do anything to prevent Miranda's testimony. But, when Grant lands the position he's wanted for years, cleaning up the worst city in the West, it becomes apparent only his Glock will be by his side. Fortunately for both of them, there's always room for love to flourish, if it's properly tended.

            

 A Doc, A Duck and A Decision of Consequence

 

Corrin Patten outlined life's goals at a tender age clopping around on her mom's battered dress-up pumps. Solidly on a path to make partner in a prestigious law firm and thus on her way to earning enough money to visit each continent, morals sidetrack her. Up to now, male members of the human race deserving her attention have been limited to legal clients with  substantial portfolios. She can handle circumstances necessitating a move to Emma Springs, but the backwater town's charming physician is another matter.

Dr. Kyle Werner revels in trust from patients he regularly treats in a community he's never wished to leave. Emma Springs lacks one thing, a woman to share his perfectly bucolic life. He's read about pheromone attraction, but never experienced it first hand until a pert female lawyer is dropped near his doorstep. Convincing her he can be trusted with her heart will take more than a smooth bedside manner. The bond they forge before developers ruin the peaceful existence of Emma Springs paves the way for love.  

 

A Pup, A Paint Pot and A Prospect for Happiness


Elon Hardy is forced to call on long lost welding skills to survive on a remote Montana ranch, owned by a female-phobic cowboy. Her life as a doctors wife is over and earning money for her sons' college tuition is paramount. 

Elon conceived twins on her wedding night and remained in a loveless marriage for family stability. Her essence is patience, but every drop's been extracted by the time she sees a dog thrown from a truck en route to her new position in Emma Springs. She arrives determined to put up with a bullheaded boss until her divorce is finalized. Rane's work hardened muscles and rugged charms aren't an issue until Elon melts his mistrust of women like iron under a flaming torch.

Twenty years prior, a woman Rane loved like a sister ruined his life and he's certain it won't happen again. Blistering mad he's mistakenly hired a female sporting a man's name, he fights attraction for his curvy brunette welder while thwarting the federal government's plan to build a penitentiary on adjoining land. His Native American ancestors are buried underneath the sacred land where excavation has begun. 

As Elon battles for a fair divorce settlement, she and Rane realize love doesn't have a best used before date as their prospect for happiness unfolds. 


  A Break, A Beaker and A Bond of Trust

The Doctor Is In:  Great Shape, Imminent Danger and Emotional Pain
 
Italian doctor Gianni Lando has created BoneGlu to speed the healing of broken bones. Fatefully, his first human patient is the alluring Annelise Carlisle and he could be responsible for the accident causing her injury.
Annelise was dumped by a fiancé and failed a job interview, so what else could go wrong? Maybe working for Gianni and battling wits against a jealous killer intent on securing the formula for BoneGlu! Can the pair complete his seminars and acknowledge their love before the fatal blow is struck?

 

 
Italian doctor Gianni Lando has created BoneGlu to speed the healing of broken bones. Fatefully, his first human patient is the alluring Annelise Carlisle and he could be responsible for the accident causing her injury.
Annelise was dumped by a fiancé and failed a job interview, so what else could go wrong? Maybe working for Gianni and battling wits against a jealous killer intent on securing the formula for BoneGlu! Can the pair complete his seminars and acknowledge their love before the fatal blow is struck?

   Italian doctor Gianni Lando has created BoneGlu to speed the healing of broken bones. Fatefully, his first human patient is the alluring Annelise Carlisle and he could be responsible for the accident that caused her injury.

Annelise was dumped by a fiancé and failed a job interview, so what else could go wrong? Maybe working for Gianni and battling wits against a jealous killer intent on securing the formula for BoneGlu! Can the pair complete his seminars and acknowledge their love before the fatal blow is struck?

  Annelise was dumped by a fiance and failed a job interview, hitting a new low in her life as an event planner. Working alongside gorgeous Gianni after swearing off men is bad enough, but battling wits against a jealous killer intent on securing the formula for BoneGlu proves a bigger challenge than she's prepared for. Sent to Emma Springs to evade thugs, she falls in love with the peaceful slow-paced life. As the pair complete Gianni's seminars while evading Italian mobsters they realize love binds like no other compound known to man.

 

    

 Work in progress: Double Vision Series, the Duality of Science, Good versus Evil

A Disturbing Departure

Betrayed reporter, Liberty Blair, has been downshifted to freelance work at a science magazine. She can restore her reputation and get the scoop of the century if she can partner with her estranged childhood crush to thwart a crazed billionaire intent on taking over America's power grid utilizing his solar orbs.

Grant headed steadily up Mt. Hanlen on Brasso with two pack horses, Molly and Cody, following steadily behind him. He was traveling at a slow but steady pace, and as far as he could remember should make the cabin just after dark. He really loved being out in the clean country air. The last week had been stressful since his parent?s accident and he needed this outing to clear his head. He looked down at his hand on the reins and realized how simple things could be when you weren?t dealing with life in a city, criminals and rushing to a myriad of urgent meetings.
?Hee Haw!? Grant was just rounding a bend when he heard the distinct and determined bray from a mule coming from the other side of the bushes to his left. He stopped the horses and carefully listened. The mule brayed louder, apparently closer and soon he could see the animal picking his way towards him through the trees and bushes. It was saddled but rider less and looked agitated. The mule stopped a few feet off of the trail and made the most commanding and compelling noise he had ever heard from an animal. ?Hee Haww!? The mule backed up staring Grant in the eye and moving his head as if to signal Grant to follow him.

 

Grant headed steadily up Mt. Hanlen on Brasso with two pack horses, Molly and Cody, following steadily behind him. He was traveling at a slow but steady pace, and as far as he could remember should make the cabin just after dark. He really loved being out in the clean country air. The last week had been stressful since his parent?s accident and he needed this outing to clear his head. He looked down at his hand on the reins and realized how simple things could be when you weren?t dealing with life in a city, criminals and rushing to a myriad of urgent meetings.
?Hee Haw!? Grant was just rounding a bend when he heard the distinct and determined bray from a mule coming from the other side of the bushes to his left. He stopped the horses and carefully listened. The mule brayed louder, apparently closer and soon he could see the animal picking his way towards him through the trees and bushes. It was saddled but rider less and looked agitated. The mule stopped a few feet off of the trail and made the most commanding and compelling noise he had ever heard from an animal. ?Hee Haww!? The mule backed up staring Grant in the eye and moving his head as if to signal Grant to follow him.
?OK, big guy, sounds like you want me to come with you. Hold up just a second and I?ll tie up my horses.? With that Grant tied his mounts securely to a tree and moved off the trail on foot towards the mule. With glaring reality Grant saw the blood on the side of the saddle and a dark blotchy streak of it flowing onto the mule?s belly.
He stepped up his pace to keep up with the mule and soon saw a blue patch of clothing not too far ahead. As he moved closer he saw it was a woman curled up on her side. A large grassy area next to her was flattened out and warm to the touch as he kneeled down. He figured the mule must have been trying to protect her from the cold of the evening by lying down beside her. Thank God the big animal had big ears and had heard him on the trail. She was pale and desperately needed his help." 
 
 
A Break, A Beaker and A Bond of Trust
The Doctor Is In:  Great Shape, Imminent Danger and Emotional Pain
 
Italian doctor Gianni Lando has created BoneGlu to speed the healing of 

 

....A Man, A Mule and A Mountain of Trouble
Attempted Mob Hit + Escape to Dude Ranch = Romance Adventure
 
She is a quiet caretaker of plants in Seattle who witnesses a judge being shot.
He is an FBI agent intent on bringing a renowned crime gang to justice.
            With a calculated coincidence their paths intertwine on a mountain in Montana. Together they formulate a plan to bring the mobsters to justice who attempted to murder her friend and have kidnapped his parents.
            Sum it up with a smart mule, a hidden cabin, some outdoor scenes and the answer is a modern day adventure ready for readers.
 
  "She was shocked at what had happened and was also starting to feel light headed. She noticed Red seemed to be heading towards a small clearing. It was a huge effort to raise her head enough to look ahead. She finally rested her head on his shoulder and took a deep breath. Her side was throbbing and she hardly had the strength to keep the shirt bunched up at the place where the blood felt warm.
Miranda’s last thought was that she was going to die like a real cowgirl; on a mountain, with a mule, from a gunshot wound.
Chapter 7
Grant headed steadily up Mt. Hanlen on Brasso with two pack horses, Molly and Cody, following steadily behind him. He was traveling at a slow but steady pace, and as far as he could remember should make the cabin just after dark. He really loved being out in the clean country air. The last week had been stressful since his parent’s accident and he needed this outing to clear his head. He looked down at his hand on the reins and realized how simple things could be when you weren’t dealing with life in a city, criminals and rushing to a myriad of urgent meetings.
“Hee Haw!” Grant was just rounding a bend when he heard the distinct and determined bray from a mule coming from the other side of the bushes to his left. He stopped the horses and carefully listened. The mule brayed louder, apparently closer and soon he could see the animal picking his way towards him through the trees and bushes. It was saddled but rider less and looked agitated. The mule stopped a few feet off of the trail and made the most commanding and compelling noise he had ever heard from an animal. “Hee Haww!” The mule backed up staring Grant in the eye and moving his head as if to signal Grant to follow him.
“OK, big guy, sounds like you want me to come with you. Hold up just a second and I’ll tie up my horses.” With that Grant tied his mounts securely to a tree and moved off the trail on foot towards the mule. With glaring reality Grant saw the blood on the side of the saddle and a dark blotchy streak of it flowing onto the mule’s belly.
He stepped up his pace to keep up with the mule and soon saw a blue patch of clothing not too far ahead. As he moved closer he saw it was a woman curled up on her side. A large grassy area next to her was flattened out and warm to the touch as he kneeled down. He figured the mule must have been trying to protect her from the cold of the evening by lying down beside her. Thank God the big animal had big ears and had heard him on the trail. She was pale and desperately needed his help." 
 
 
A Break, A Beaker and A Bond of Trust
The Doctor Is In:  Great Shape, Imminent Danger and Emotional Pain
 
Italian doctor Gianni Lando has created BoneGlu to speed the healing of broken bones. Fatefully, his first human patient is the alluring Annelise Carlisle and he could be responsible for the accident causing her injury.
Annelise was dumped by a fiancé and failed a job interview, so what else could go wrong? Maybe working for Gianni and battling wits against a jealous killer intent on securing the formula for BoneGlu! Can the pair complete his seminars and acknowledge their love before the fatal blow is struck?
"She felt the gritty road under her cheek and tried to take steady breaths. In a moment a voice was just above her ear instructing her to stay still. She knew without looking it was Doctor Handsome. His liquid black velvet voice had a noticeable Italian accent. His hand was firm but gentle, his touch reassuring.           
Gianni kneeled by the woman’s body, “Stay down just as you are Bella Donna, we have called an ambulance. I am a doctor. The baby that you pushed from danger is fine. You are a very brave woman and I am here to help you in any way that I can. Please tell me if you can, what hurts.”
Annelise relaxed a little against the warm hands that were supporting her back. For some reason she felt safe. Should she start the hurt list with her leg, her ego or her broken heart? “I think I broke my fibula, doctor. I heard it crack when I connected with the car. I may have bruised a rib or two, but other than that I’m feeling just dandy.”
The doctor rocked back a bit to readjust his position and asked, “Are you a doctor, too?”
Annelise pulled it together enough to explain, “No, but my father is and I put myself through college in various positions of employment in his office. What type of doctor are you, Signore?”
“I am a research scientist with a background in orthopedics. I have developed and just gotten approval for BoneGlu that I am presenting to all of the major hospitals on the West Coast. Seattle was my first stop. If we can get you to Seattle General, you are willing to try something new, and your break is not complicated, I can halve the time of the recovery of this injury.” As he spoke he carefully and gently moved his fingers over her injured leg.
Annelise tried to assimilate this information as she felt the throbbing start. She heard the ambulance siren getting closer to them and hoped she wouldn't pass out. She had been nervous about the job interview and hadn't eaten any lunch. She was starting to feel dizzy."A Man, A Mule and A Mountain of Trouble
Attempted Mob Hit + Escape to Dude Ranch = Romance Adventure
 
She is a quiet caretaker of plants in Seattle who witnesses a judge being shot.
He is an FBI agent intent on bringing a renowned crime gang to justice.
            With a calculated coincidence their paths intertwine on a mountain in Montana. Together they formulate a plan to bring the mobsters to justice who attempted to murder her friend and have kidnapped his parents.
            Sum it up with a smart mule, a hidden cabin, some outdoor scenes and the answer is a modern day adventure ready for readers.
 
  "She was shocked at what had happened and was also starting to feel light headed. She noticed Red seemed to be heading towards a small clearing. It was a huge effort to raise her head enough to look ahead. She finally rested her head on his shoulder and took a deep breath. Her side was throbbing and she hardly had the strength to keep the shirt bunched up at the place where the blood felt warm.
Miranda’s last thought was that she was going to die like a real cowgirl; on a mountain, with a mule, from a gunshot wound.
Chapter 7
Grant headed steadily up Mt. Hanlen on Brasso with two pack horses, Molly and Cody, following steadily behind him. He was traveling at a slow but steady pace, and as far as he could remember should make the cabin just after dark. He really loved being out in the clean country air. The last week had been stressful since his parent’s accident and he needed this outing to clear his head. He looked down at his hand on the reins and realized how simple things could be when you weren’t dealing with life in a city, criminals and rushing to a myriad of urgent meetings.
“Hee Haw!” Grant was just rounding a bend when he heard the distinct and determined bray from a mule coming from the other side of the bushes to his left. He stopped the horses and carefully listened. The mule brayed louder, apparently closer and soon he could see the animal picking his way towards him through the trees and bushes. It was saddled but rider less and looked agitated. The mule stopped a few feet off of the trail and made the most commanding and compelling noise he had ever heard from an animal. “Hee Haww!” The mule backed up staring Grant in the eye and moving his head as if to signal Grant to follow him.
“OK, big guy, sounds like you want me to come with you. Hold up just a second and I’ll tie up my horses.” With that Grant tied his mounts securely to a tree and moved off the trail on foot towards the mule. With glaring reality Grant saw the blood on the side of the saddle and a dark blotchy streak of it flowing onto the mule’s belly.
He stepped up his pace to keep up with the mule and soon saw a blue patch of clothing not too far ahead. As he moved closer he saw it was a woman curled up on her side. A large grassy area next to her was flattened out and warm to the touch as he kneeled down. He figured the mule must have been trying to protect her from the cold of the evening by lying down beside her. Thank God the big animal had big ears and had heard him on the trail. She was pale and desperately needed his help." 
 
 
A Break, A Beaker and A Bond of Trust
The Doctor Is In:  Great Shape, Imminent Danger and Emotional Pain
 
Italian doctor Gianni Lando has created BoneGlu to speed the healing of broken bones. Fatefully, his first human patient is the alluring Annelise Carlisle and he could be responsible for the accident causing her injury.
Annelise was dumped by a fiancé and failed a job interview, so what else could go wrong? Maybe working for Gianni and battling wits against a jealous killer intent on securing the formula for BoneGlu! Can the pair complete his seminars and acknowledge their love before the fatal blow is struck?
"She felt the gritty road under her cheek and tried to take steady breaths. In a moment a voice was just above her ear instructing her to stay still. She knew without looking it was Doctor Handsome. His liquid black velvet voice had a noticeable Italian accent. His hand was firm but gentle, his touch reassuring.           
Gianni kneeled by the woman’s body, “Stay down just as you are Bella Donna, we have called an ambulance. I am a doctor. The baby that you pushed from danger is fine. You are a very brave woman and I am here to help you in any way that I can. Please tell me if you can, what hurts.”
Annelise relaxed a little against the warm hands that were supporting her back. For some reason she felt safe. Should she start the hurt list with her leg, her ego or her broken heart? “I think I broke my fibula, doctor. I heard it crack when I connected with the car. I may have bruised a rib or two, but other than that I’m feeling just dandy.”
The doctor rocked back a bit to readjust his position and asked, “Are you a doctor, too?”
Annelise pulled it together enough to explain, “No, but my father is and I put myself through college in various positions of employment in his office. What type of doctor are you, Signore?”
“I am a research scientist with a background in orthopedics. I have developed and just gotten approval for BoneGlu that I am presenting to all of the major hospitals on the West Coast. Seattle was my first stop. If we can get you to Seattle General, you are willing to try something new, and your break is not complicated, I can halve the time of the recovery of this injury.” As he spoke he carefully and gently moved his fingers over her injured leg.
Annelise tried to assimilate this information as she felt the throbbing start. She heard the ambulance siren getting closer to them and hoped she wouldn't pass out. She had been nervous about the job interview and hadn't eaten any lunch. She was starting to feel dizzy."

 

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