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“What the hell did you talk to her about, Matiu?” His friend’s voice was now loud and his tone impatient.
Mat leaned against the car with one hand in his pocket and watched the heavy traffic, recalling his conversation with Tiffany earlier that day. “Well,” he began. “I answered your phone, and she hung up but rang again. I told her you weren’t home, and she asked me to leave a message and hung up. I returned the call, and we had a bit of a chit chat. You seem very overprotective.”
There was a pause before Steve spoke. “Yeah, she’s a great friend who’s been through a rough patch.”
“How come you’ve never talked about her?”
“I probably have mentioned her, but nothing worth you remembering.”
“Should’ve though, I guess.” Mat thought about it for a moment. “Anyway, glad you talked to her. The panic in her voice had me worried. You’ll have to tell me more about your girl tonight. I’ve got to go,” he said eventually with a grin.
“She’s not my girl,” his friend replied through gritted teeth. “And good luck with your meeting.”
Mat disconnected the call, placed the cup of coffee on the top of the car, and tried to re-program the direction to his meeting place in his phone. How he missed Queenstown at that moment. With probably a mere tenth of Melbourne’s population, navigation was easy, only hampered sometimes by tourists who drove on the wrong side of the road or who were simply lost.
He thought of Steve’s comment about Tiffany’s rough year. Worry shot through him, and he wished he’d copied her number to his phone.
The sound of her voice still played in his head. A tone that stoked angst and concern.
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?
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Mat is a sexy, tattooed New Zealander with a strong sense of family and duty and Tiffany is a woman with a past that continues to haunt her. Can Mat help her overcome her demons and move on with the next phase of her life? Come for the romance and stay for the breathtaking scenery. (5 star review)
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