Finding Peace by Maryann Jordan Exclusive Excerpt

Finding Peace by Maryann Jordan

Baytown Boys Book 4

Release Date October 27, 2017



Blurb: The Baytown Boys Mysteries

Military duty called them away to war zones, but after tours overseas, the group of friends found their way back home as men, seeking the peaceful little seaside town. Now, the band of brothers, together once more, work to provide a place for less fortunate veterans to call home.

Brogan MacFarlane, a former Marine, filled his days with hard work at the family bar and his nights running along the shore to rid himself of the war memories he would rather forget. But there was one thing in town that provided a distraction…the pretty cop with the haunted eyes.

Ginny Spencer loved the small, shore town and her job, as long as she could keep people at arm’s length. Former Army Military Police, she carried her own battle scars deep inside and that was just where she planned on keeping them. If only the surly bartender with the Irish blue eyes did not make her long for more.

When reports of a Peeping Tom in town escalate to a man accosting women, Ginny and the Baytown police work to find the culprit, but for her, it opens wounds she would rather forget. Brogan, seeing her pain, steps in, no longer willing to sit on the sidelines. And in doing so, allows her to soothe his nightmares as well.

When two scarred souls come together, their love allows them to find the peace they’ve been seeking.

****Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature and language that some consider crude, please be warned – for 18+ only! If you do not like alphas with heart who fall instantly in love with strong female characters while dealing with real life issues…again be warned!!*****


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Nervous, terrified of making the wrong move, he lifted his arm and settled it across her shoulders, allowing her to lean her head against his chest. The scent of her floral shampoo wafted by and he inhaled just to hold on to her fragrance.

As the sun finally settled into the horizon, a slight chill swept by and Ginny shivered. Brogan curved his arm, pulling her in closer while rubbing his hand up and down her arm. He knew the chivalrous action was to suggest they leave, but his heart screamed for them to stay. Stay connected, touching,holding.

“Ginny, I wanted to ask you something,” he said, finally, gathering his courage. “I was wondering if you’d give me a suggestion for a counselor to talk to at the Mental Health group.” He noticed as her breathing changed and plunged ahead before he lost his courage. “I’d like to…uh…I guess talk tosomeone.”

Ginny nodded, not trusting her voice.

He continued, “I figure it’s time I got some help with…well, some of the shit I came back with.”

Swallowing deeply, she leaned forward so she could twist around to face him, her eyes full of understanding. “I’d be happy to,” she smiled.

Brogan watched her shiver once more. “I hate like hell to leave, but you’re chilly.” Standing, he gently pulled her up, not letting go of her hand until she was inside his truck.

At her front door, she turned, her eyes imploring. “Do you want to come in?”

Lifting his face, searching the heavens for the right answer, he dropped his chin and pierced her with his intense blue eyes. “The answer is yes. I want to come in. But I’m not going to.” Seeing her about to protest, he added, “I want to see you again…soon.”

Tilting her head, she said, “How soon?”

“Is tomorrow too soon?”

Laughing, she said, “No. Tomorrow is perfect.” Digging in her purse, she pulled out a card for the Eastern Shore Mental Health Clinic. “Here. I hope they help. I…well, I’m seeing them too. I see a woman named June, but if you prefer a man, I know one there named Charles who is supposed to be really good as well.” Holding his gaze as she smiled up into his face, she added, “Maybe there’s hope for both of us.”

Leaning down, he kissed her lightly. Just a taste…just enough to remind him this was real and not a dream.

 


About the Author:

As an Award Winning, Amazon International Bestselling and All-Star author, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble Best Selling Author, I have always been an avid reader. In 2013 I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers. In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma’s Home was created.

My first novel, Emma’s Home became an Amazon Best Seller in 3 categories within the first month of publishing. Its success was followed by the rest of the Fairfield Series and then led into the Love’s Series. Soon, other spin-off series came along and 8 of my books have made Amazon top 100 Bestselling books.

Gabe, from the Alvarez Security Series won Silver Medal and 5 Star Review by the 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards.

Honor Love was an award winning novel from the 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards.

Serial Love was an award finalist novel from the 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards.

Coming Home was awarded the 5 Star Review by the 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards.

My books are filled with sweet romance and hot sex; mystery, suspense, real life characters and situations. My heroes are alphas, take charge men who love the strong, independent women they fall in love with.

I worked as a counselor in a high school and have been involved in education for the past 30 years. I have just retired and look forward to more time with family and writing!

I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for 36 years and have 2 adult, very supportive daughters.

When writing, my dog or one of my cats will usually be found in my lap!

I love to hear from readers, so please email me!


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