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The whistling kettle drew her back from her thoughts, and she filled her cup. Dipping the teabag in and out of the water, she recalled her conversation with Steve earlier in the day when he’d finally returned her call.
“What’s up, Tiff? I’ve got about three missed calls here,” he had asked, not giving her a chance to even say hello.
Just hearing his voice sent a jolt of relief through her, almost catching her breath. After all, most of her problems weren’t half as bad once Steve was there to help. Despite him being her brother Liam’s best friend, Steve and Tiffany had become close during the year Liam had gone to London for a gap year.
“Why haven’t you ever told me about Mat?” Stunned by her own question, she slapped her forehead a few times wondering where the question had come from — especially as matters more important were on hand.
There was a quiet chuckle on the other end of the line, and she was momentarily struck by a bout of embarrassment.
“Your problem can’t be too bad,” Steve replied with a hint of sarcasm.
Ignoring his comment, she said, “The police was here asking about Hudson.”
Silence hung in the air before he replied, “Shit. No wonder I’ve had so many missed calls.”
“Not to mention the amount of time I tried to get hold of you on your landline. So who the hell is this guy, and why did he answer your phone?”
“First things first, tell me about the police.”
Tiffany headed into the lounge room and sat on the couch. “As I said already, they turned up here this morning wanting to know about Hudson.”
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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As always, your conversation sounds natural and believable. That’s a real strength of your writing, Iris!
Wow, thank you, Ed. What a compliment. It means a lot to me!
Great excerpt! It sounds suspenseful.
Thanks for stopping by, Linda. Glad you liked it.
Great excerp!. Enjoyed the dialogue between the characters. We are left wanting more.
Thank you so much, Lisa. Really glad you enjoyed the snippet.
Enjoyed the bit and the bit about the police asking about Hudson raises the tension
These characters are very realistic. A good read for sure.
Thanks Kayelle. Appreciate the compliment 🙂
Enjoyed this excerpt!
Thank you, Kate. Glad you did 🙂