#SnippetSunday #WeWriWa “Have you met anybody, yet?” #books #amreading #bookseries #AlintaBay 

Hi everyone ♥

Here’s another snippet from ALINTA BAY where it all began – DEFYING RULES,  Logan’s story. All books in the series are available on KU. Book #1 is only 99c ♥

This is still from Addison’s POV.

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Today’s Snippet

Her mother, Ana, gently rested her hand on Addison’s arm. “Oh, Addy darling. Not to forget, you also have inherited your father’s pigheadedness.”

The room filled with their laughter.

“How about I prepare some lunch before we start emptying the boxes? I can unpack some of your utensils while in the kitchen,” her mother suggested.

Addy placed a kiss on her mother’s cheek. “That’d be lovely. Thank you.”

** AND A LITTLE MORE **

Ana stepped over a few of the boxes and around some of the furniture. Addison watched as her mother gave her husband a quick smile before she left the room. Addy met her father’s eyes for a brief moment, her unspoken appreciation of her parents’ help as well as their love accepted with a wink.

Little by little, she unpacked the smaller boxes, while her father started moving bigger items like furniture.

A thrill of excitement ran through her as the house was filled with her belongings, making it hers. She’d collected some durable, good quality second hand furnishings. The Melbourne apartment she’d lived in had been in a beautiful location, but it’d been small but all she’d been able to afford in the metropolitan city.

The school she had worked for the previous two years hadn’t been able to renew her contract, so she’d decided to try a sea change. The contract at Alinta Bay Primary School was for twelve months only, but the Principal was confident, if she performed well, that it could turn into an ongoing position.

He’d given her a week to make a decision, but one weekend in Alinta Bay and she’d already made up her mind. She had loved the place.

It was her mother this time who brought her back to the present. “Lunch is ready, Addy. Want me to set something up on the veranda?”

“That’d be perfect, Mum. Thank you so much.”

Moments later, Addison sat on the small patio at the back of her house with her parents having their lunch, and everyone enjoying the view. The day she’d inspected the house with her parents for the first time, was the day she’d known better things lay ahead of her.

“I can see your mother coming for a visit more often than you might like.”

Addison let out a little laugh.

Her mother wagged her hand at her husband with a grin. “Oh, Harry. Don’t be like that. I love the sea and you know that. But I know not to overdo it with my visits.”

“That’s okay, Mum. You’re more than welcome here. I suppose it’ll be nice to have you come around once in a while.”

“Have you met anybody, yet, darling?” her mother wanted to know.

She nodded. “Yes. Don’t you remember I told you about the Christmas Carols a few weeks back? I was introduced to the other staff and some children. The teachers were lovely and very welcoming. I was also introduced to my class.”

“Oh, how wonderful,” her mother cooed.

“The few children I met seemed very well behaved and very nice. I even had the chance to talk to some of the parents. A few of them offered to help me move.” She smiled as she remembered the various offers. It was a bit like one of those perfect movies of the perfect town — she always tried to find a catch to these generous offers, but people in Alinta Bay seemed genuinely nice.

Leaning back as she took a bite of her sandwich, she remembered one of the parents in particular.

A boy’s father.

Blurb

Sometimes one has to break rules in order to find happiness…

Widower Logan Hendrix is puzzled by the recent series of small crimes against his son’s new teacher. It’s a mystery to him, and he offers her his help. There’s an instant attraction, and Logan wants to take their parent/teacher relationship to a more personal level.

It doesn’t take Addison Ryker long to fall in love with Alinta Bay, the small town she’s moved to for her new teaching position at the local primary school. Her newfound haven is threatened, however, when her house is broken into and she is relying on the unbelievably stubborn but very sexy Logan for help. Although captivated by him, Addison worries her career could be compromised, because there are rules about dating a parent.

Get your copy of “THEIR BOND THROUGH JADE” here ♥

 

#SnippetSunday #WeWriWa “You’re like your mother.” #books #amreading #bookseries #AlintaBay 

Hi everyone ♥

Here’s another snippet from ALINTA BAY where it all began – DEFYING RULES,  Logan’s story. All books in the series are available on KU. Book #1 is only 99c ♥

I have moved forward into Addison’s POV, away from the heavy sadness of the first chapter.

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

Sunlight poured in through the front windows, brightly illuminating the room. The bookshelf in the corner looked perfect, albeit empty. Again, her gaze moved across the room and down the hall. Her house was filled with boxes in every available spot. Random checks told her that all her belongings were accounted for. But how she had accumulated so much stuff over only a few years living away from her parents was beyond her.

Harry’s words pulled her back from her thoughts. “You’re like your mother. Nothing gets thrown away.”

Chocking back a small laugh, she met her father’s gaze as she placed her arm around her mother. “Apparently, I inherited your blue eyes, the unruly, stubborn black hair, my wit, and not to mention the freckles. About time I find a gene I have from Mum.”

 

Blurb

Sometimes one has to break rules in order to find happiness…

Widower Logan Hendrix is puzzled by the recent series of small crimes against his son’s new teacher. It’s a mystery to him, and he offers her his help. There’s an instant attraction, and Logan wants to take their parent/teacher relationship to a more personal level.

It doesn’t take Addison Ryker long to fall in love with Alinta Bay, the small town she’s moved to for her new teaching position at the local primary school. Her newfound haven is threatened, however, when her house is broken into and she is relying on the unbelievably stubborn but very sexy Logan for help. Although captivated by him, Addison worries her career could be compromised, because there are rules about dating a parent.

Get your copy of “THEIR BOND THROUGH JADE” here ♥

 

#SnippetSunday #WeWriWa “Was he in pain?” #books #amreading #bookseries #AlintaBay 

Hi everyone ♥

Here’s another snippet from ALINTA BAY where it all began – DEFYING RULES,  Logan’s story. All books in the series are available on KU. Book #1 is only 99c ♥

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

Logan’s heart broke seeing his son in so much pain, and he wished there was a simple solution to help him.

“I’ll put the kettle on,” he heard Graham saying and turned to follow everyone into the kitchen.

Graham’s wife, Lisa, had returned with some bread for sandwiches, and they sat at the table as Graham organised a few snacks for everyone. With Nick on his lap, Harrison retold what had happened over the previous days. Logan watched Kristen move restlessly on her chair, repeatedly taking deep breaths to settle her emotions he guessed.

His son’s voice was tired when he asked, “Was he in pain?”

Harrison shook his head. “Not sure about the actual heart attack, but once he was in hospital, he simply closed his eyes and fell asleep peacefully.”

Nick’s arms around his neck tightened, and Logan knew his son wanted to cry some more but was out of tears. Lethargy had kicked in.

 

Blurb

Sometimes one has to break rules in order to find happiness…

Widower Logan Hendrix is puzzled by the recent series of small crimes against his son’s new teacher. It’s a mystery to him, and he offers her his help. There’s an instant attraction, and Logan wants to take their parent/teacher relationship to a more personal level.

It doesn’t take Addison Ryker long to fall in love with Alinta Bay, the small town she’s moved to for her new teaching position at the local primary school. Her newfound haven is threatened, however, when her house is broken into and she is relying on the unbelievably stubborn but very sexy Logan for help. Although captivated by him, Addison worries her career could be compromised, because there are rules about dating a parent.

Get your copy of “THEIR BOND THROUGH JADE” here ♥

 

#SnippetSunday #WeWriWa “Is he really gone?” #books #mustread #bookseries #AlintaBay

Hi everyone ♥

Here’s another snippet from ALINTA BAY where it all began – DEFYING RULES,  Logan’s story. All books in the series are available on KU. Book #1 is only 99c ♥

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

Even though they’d been quiet, their presence must’ve woken his mother, and she appeared in the hall. Taken aback by her swollen face and puffy eyes, it was difficult for Logan not to feel or show his own anguish. With only a few steps, he was in front of her and took her in his arms, giving her the comfort she needed, and, at the same time, drawing comfort from her.

“So glad you’re home,” Maureen whispered into his chest, but before he was able to reply, Nick squeezed between them.

“Nan?”

She pulled out of her son’s embrace and kneeled to take her grandson in her arms. “Oh, darling. I’m so sorry.”

“Is he really gone?” the boy wanted to know.

She ran her hand down his face. “I’m afraid so.”

Nick wept even more if that was possible. “I miss him.”

“We all do.”

Logan’s heart broke seeing his son in so much pain, and he wished there was a simple solution to help him.

 

Blurb

Sometimes one has to break rules in order to find happiness…

Widower Logan Hendrix is puzzled by the recent series of small crimes against his son’s new teacher. It’s a mystery to him, and he offers her his help. There’s an instant attraction, and Logan wants to take their parent/teacher relationship to a more personal level.

It doesn’t take Addison Ryker long to fall in love with Alinta Bay, the small town she’s moved to for her new teaching position at the local primary school. Her newfound haven is threatened, however, when her house is broken into and she is relying on the unbelievably stubborn but very sexy Logan for help. Although captivated by him, Addison worries her career could be compromised, because there are rules about dating a parent.

Get your copy of “THEIR BOND THROUGH JADE” here ♥

 

SnippetSunday #WeWriWa “Life is too short to be sad.” #books #mustread #bookseries #AlintaBay

Hi everyone ♥

Here’s another snippet from ALINTA BAY where it all began – DEFYING RULES,  Logan’s story. All books in the series are available on KU. Book #1 is only 99c ♥

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

It tore Logan apart, the ache to see his son in so much pain, but still remembering his manners.

Raking a hand through his hair, Harrison knelt in front of him, his voice equally shaky. “Thanks, buddy. Your grandpa made me promise to tell you how much he loved you. He wants you not to be sad for too long, because he thinks life is too short to be sad. And even though you can’t see him, he’ll always be around.”

Nick threw his arms around Harrison and cried uncontrollably, taking a long moment to respond. “I promise.”

Harrison picked him up. “Let’s head inside.”

Logan took Kristen’s hand, and as they walked past Graham, she took her uncle’s hand — and linked together they walked into the house.

An eerie feeling overcame Logan once he was inside. Something within him expected his father to appear from the bedroom, or sit in the lounge room, or even offer him a coffee from the kitchen.

But it was quiet. There was only the noise of Harrison and Nick in front of him, and Kristen and Graham next to him.

Blinking a couple of times to hold back the tears, he squeezed Kristen’s hand a little for comfort.

 

Blurb

Sometimes one has to break rules in order to find happiness…

Widower Logan Hendrix is puzzled by the recent series of small crimes against his son’s new teacher. It’s a mystery to him, and he offers her his help. There’s an instant attraction, and Logan wants to take their parent/teacher relationship to a more personal level.

It doesn’t take Addison Ryker long to fall in love with Alinta Bay, the small town she’s moved to for her new teaching position at the local primary school. Her newfound haven is threatened, however, when her house is broken into and she is relying on the unbelievably stubborn but very sexy Logan for help. Although captivated by him, Addison worries her career could be compromised, because there are rules about dating a parent.

Get your copy of “THEIR BOND THROUGH JADE” here ♥

 

SnippetSunday #WeWriWa “How’s Mum?” #books #mustread #bookseries #AlintaBay

Hi everyone ♥

I’m Ba-ack! We’ve just returned from a nice break in Europe, visiting my family and travelling Norway. Definitely have many new ideas for another book.

But until then, here’s another snippet from ALINTA BAY where it all began – DEFYING RULES,  Logan’s story. All books in the series are available on KU. Book #1 is only 99c ♥

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Today’s Snippet

He’d always been close to them, and Harrison was more like a brother to him and Kristen than a cousin.

“How are you holding up?” Graham’s voice was barely above a whisper.

With a lift of his shoulder, he let Logan know that he wasn’t sure, yet. It must’ve been hard for him losing his brother at such a young age.

“How’s Mum?”

“She’s inside having a nap. The doctor’s given her some medication. My mum’s gone to the shop to get some bread,” Harrison explained.

Logan walked over to Kristen, placed his arm around her shoulder, and brushed her forehead with a kiss.

“How are you, pumpkin?”

She moved around to look at him, and a heaviness settled on his chest, seeing the signs of her struggles. Her eyes reflected her pain for everyone to see. He wiped a tear from her red face, which was also blotchy and swollen. Harrison hadn’t exaggerated when he’d told him she took it hard. He understood her pain. It broke his heart; he knew what she was going through.

She shook her head but didn’t speak. He gave her a moment, knowing only a few, if any words could describe what she was feeling.

Nick, still in her embrace, sobbed against her chest. “Is he really dead?”

Kristen hugged him even tighter as more tears flowed down her face. “Yes, honey. I’m afraid he is.”

Harrison joined them. “How about we head inside?”

Nick moved out of Kristen’s embrace and looked at Harrison, trying hard to control his sobs. “Thank you for trying to help Grandpa when he had the heart attack.”

Blurb

Sometimes one has to break rules in order to find happiness…

Widower Logan Hendrix is puzzled by the recent series of small crimes against his son’s new teacher. It’s a mystery to him, and he offers her his help. There’s an instant attraction, and Logan wants to take their parent/teacher relationship to a more personal level.

It doesn’t take Addison Ryker long to fall in love with Alinta Bay, the small town she’s moved to for her new teaching position at the local primary school. Her newfound haven is threatened, however, when her house is broken into and she is relying on the unbelievably stubborn but very sexy Logan for help. Although captivated by him, Addison worries her career could be compromised, because there are rules about dating a parent.

Get your copy of “THEIR BOND THROUGH JADE” here ♥

#SnippetSunday #WeWriWa “He wasn’t alone in this.” #books #mustread #bookseries #AlintaBay

Read about ALINTA BAY where it all began –
DEFYING RULES,  Logan’s story.
All books in the series are available on KU. Book #1 is only 99c ♥

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Today’s Snippet

“Dad?”

“Yes, mate?”

“It’s going to be weird going home without Grandpa being there.”

Pain shot through Logan. “Yes, it will be.” Blinking away threatening tears as the scenery sped past, he was aware of the gravity of his words. “But remember, we talked about it. Grandpa’s in a good place. And we still have Nan. She needs us, right? Harrison’s parents are staying with her at the moment, too.”

When Nick didn’t reply, Logan checked the mirror again to find his son staring out the window, most likely contemplating his father’s reply.

Half an hour later, they stopped in front of his childhood home. Logan hadn’t even switched off the engine completely when he saw Kristen rushing from the house towards them. He heard Nick unbuckling and opening the car door just as quickly and within only a few seconds, his son was in his auntie’s embrace. Taking a deep breath, Logan gave his legs a little shake after the long drive and got out. Harrison and Graham had emerged from the house as well, and Logan walked towards them, his feet heavier with each step. His stomach clenched when he looked at his late father’s brother. Uncle Graham’s unusually pale skin emphasised the dark circles under his eyes even more. Logan’s heart broke for his uncle, knowing the pain he was going through. They embraced and patted each other gently on the back. He turned towards Harrison, his eyes filled with sadness, and Logan’s throat tightened at the emotions rushing through him. Appreciation filled him knowing that he wasn’t alone in this.

 

Blurb

Sometimes one has to break rules in order to find happiness…

Widower Logan Hendrix is puzzled by the recent series of small crimes against his son’s new teacher. It’s a mystery to him, and he offers her his help. There’s an instant attraction, and Logan wants to take their parent/teacher relationship to a more personal level.

It doesn’t take Addison Ryker long to fall in love with Alinta Bay, the small town she’s moved to for her new teaching position at the local primary school. Her newfound haven is threatened, however, when her house is broken into and she is relying on the unbelievably stubborn but very sexy Logan for help. Although captivated by him, Addison worries her career could be compromised, because there are rules about dating a parent.

Get your copy of “THEIR BOND THROUGH JADE” here ♥

#SnippetSunday #WeWriWa “…explaining what death was…” #books #mustread #bookseries #AlintaBay

Read about ALINTA BAY where it all began –
DEFYING RULES,  Logan’s story.
All books in the series are available on KU. Book #1 is only 99c ♥

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Today’s Snippet

The boy shook his head. That worried Logan, because his son hadn’t eaten anything decent for the whole day. Out of the corner of his eye, he watched Nick in the mirror looking up towards the ceiling, possibly throwing around all the questions he had regarding his grandpa’s heart attack the previous year and his recent death. It’d been something they’d discussed a lot while driving along the roads in Tasmania and it’d been a challenge for Logan to explain how the heart worked and why Grandpa had suffered a heart attack in the first place, explaining what death was and what happened afterwards. Where would people go? There were moments when Logan had wished for a second parent to share the task of clarifying the unknown, but he got through it. It helped Nick to know that Grandpa was now with his mother and Logan’s grandparents. Somewhere, wherever the place was where dead people went after leaving.

 

Blurb

Sometimes one has to break rules in order to find happiness…

Widower Logan Hendrix is puzzled by the recent series of small crimes against his son’s new teacher. It’s a mystery to him, and he offers her his help. There’s an instant attraction, and Logan wants to take their parent/teacher relationship to a more personal level.

It doesn’t take Addison Ryker long to fall in love with Alinta Bay, the small town she’s moved to for her new teaching position at the local primary school. Her newfound haven is threatened, however, when her house is broken into and she is relying on the unbelievably stubborn but very sexy Logan for help. Although captivated by him, Addison worries her career could be compromised, because there are rules about dating a parent.

Get your copy of “THEIR BOND THROUGH JADE” here ♥

#SnippetSunday #WeWriWa “We’re almost home, mate.” #books #mustread #bookseries #AlintaBay

Read about ALINTA BAY where it all began –
DEFYING RULES,  Logan’s story.
All books in the series are available on KU. Book #1 is only 99c ♥

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Today’s Snippet

Harrison was silent.

“Give me twenty minutes and I’ll meet you at Mum’s.”

“Sounds good. I’ll bring Kristen as well.”

As soon as he turned off the phone, a little moan from the back told him that Nick was stirring and waking.

Logan looked at the rear-view mirror. “We’re almost home, mate.”

Rubbing the sleep out of his eyes, Nick sat up and scanned the area out of the window, probably to figure out where they were.

“We’re heading straight to—” Logan broke off; he’d been going to say Grandpa.

“Nan. Auntie Kristen and Harrison will be there. Are you hungry?”

 

Blurb

Sometimes one has to break rules in order to find happiness…

Widower Logan Hendrix is puzzled by the recent series of small crimes against his son’s new teacher. It’s a mystery to him, and he offers her his help. There’s an instant attraction, and Logan wants to take their parent/teacher relationship to a more personal level.

It doesn’t take Addison Ryker long to fall in love with Alinta Bay, the small town she’s moved to for her new teaching position at the local primary school. Her newfound haven is threatened, however, when her house is broken into and she is relying on the unbelievably stubborn but very sexy Logan for help. Although captivated by him, Addison worries her career could be compromised, because there are rules about dating a parent.

Get your copy of “THEIR BOND THROUGH JADE” here ♥

#SnippetSunday #WeWriWa “They’d always been close.” #booklover #Sundayblog #Readers #AlintaBay

Read about ALINTA BAY where it all began –
DEFYING RULES,  Logan’s story.
All books in the series are available on KU. Book #1 is only 99c ♥

ENJOY ♥

Today’s Snippet

Logan appreciated that Harrison had stepped in to help her cope.

Fighting back the urge to shed a tear, he remembered the last couple of times he had cried. He’d shed a few the first time he’d held his son in his arms. Scared and excited over being a dad. But he’d cried bitterly when Kelly had died only a day later from post-operative complications. Nothing had prepared him for the loss and the void inside him. A widower already at only eighteen years. Yet, he was forced to get up every day to look after his son, care for him. His parents and his sister, Kristen, had been a great help, and little had he known, or dared to think, how wonderful fatherhood would turn out to be.

The tears trickled down his cheeks now, his chest heaving as he cried silently. “Yes,” he commented on his cousin’s statement in a whisper, his voice almost breaking. “I thought she wouldn’t cope well. They’d always been close.”

 

Blurb

Sometimes one has to break rules in order to find happiness…

Widower Logan Hendrix is puzzled by the recent series of small crimes against his son’s new teacher. It’s a mystery to him, and he offers her his help. There’s an instant attraction, and Logan wants to take their parent/teacher relationship to a more personal level.

It doesn’t take Addison Ryker long to fall in love with Alinta Bay, the small town she’s moved to for her new teaching position at the local primary school. Her newfound haven is threatened, however, when her house is broken into and she is relying on the unbelievably stubborn but very sexy Logan for help. Although captivated by him, Addison worries her career could be compromised, because there are rules about dating a parent.

Get your copy of “THEIR BOND THROUGH JADE” here ♥