I’ve been sharing snippets from THEIR BOND THROUGH JADE, a story set in Australia and New Zealand. This snippet is Mat’s POV.
Karen nodded. “Terrible. Just terrible.” She paused and leaned back in her chair. “Yes, we’d like to go ahead with the contract. We assume by the time you’ll have set up the business in Queenstown, it will be out of the news.”
Mat’s stomach squeezed. How he hated this side of business. If this hadn’t meant a big opportunity for him and Adam, he’d have cancelled the whole meeting. Bugger the money. But he wanted to move back to Queenstown and the contract would give him the finances to set up an office in his hometown.
Karen reached for her cup of coffee. “Tell me about you and your partner.”
He leaned back into the chair and crossed his legs. It was his favourite subject. “Adam and I started our helicopter business five years ago in Fox Glacier. It was simple as we liked the idea of doing what we loved every day and meeting people from all over the world at the same time. Now we fly hundreds of tourists to the summit of the glacier or hunters and hikers to inaccessible huts on the top of the mountains.”
When Tiffany Cahill opens the door to the police, memories of the past return to haunt her. She calls her friend Steve for help, only to be surprised by the voice of a stranger on the other end of the line. She never anticipates the impact this New Zealander is going to have on her life, even more so when she becomes the victim of an assault just a few hours later.
Mat Apanui, owner of a helicopter tour company in New Zealand, can hear the urgency and despair in Tiffany’s voice. They have never met before, but he feels compelled to help her. After an assault on her, he invites her to travel with him to his home in Queenstown, New Zealand, where he believes he can provide her with the temporary safety and security she needs until the situation is resolved.
But can Tiffany overcome her reservations and trust a stranger like Mat enough to fly across the Tasman Sea?