Hear My Heart by Maryann Jordan
Baytown Boys Book 8
Release Date: December 18, 2018
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.
Aiden MacFarlane came home from the war determined to live life to the fullest and that included running his pub with his brother, hanging with his friends, coaching with the American Legion youth baseball teams, and enjoying the company of the vacationing ladies who passed through the little seaside town of Baytown.
War widower Lia Smith had moved to Baytown with her young daughter, and the last thing she was interested in was the town’s player.
Her job is to find out who might be stealing money from the town and she knows her investigation will ruffle feathers.
But as they got to know each other, they realized there was so much more to them that the labels of widower and Peter Pan.
Aiden falls for Lia and her adorable daughter, but when she is threatened by someone, he takes on the role of protector.
Will Aiden be able to save them before someone takes away his chance to truly live life to the fullest?
Scenes in the book are similar to what you would find in an R-Rated movie. Readers 18+ please.
A giggle slipped from between her lips and she lifted her hand, placed it in his palm, and gave him a firm shake. “I’m Amelia Smith, but my friends call me Lia. I’m pleased to make your acquaintance also.”
He did not let go of her hand, but instead, drew her closer to him. He watched her smile slip as her eyes lifted and searched his. “Now, we can start anew. No more misunderstandings, no more misjudgments.” With that, he wrapped his arms around her, offering a hug.
She hesitated for only a few seconds before sliding her hands around his waist and resting her cheek against his chest. He felt her body relax and before he could think about it he kissed the top of her head. Her body, lined up with his and snugly wrapped in his embrace, felt right. Once more, he was struck with how differently he felt and acted around her. He had never offered just comfort and friendship to a woman that he was attracted to in the past, but in this moment, he gave no thought to taking it further, only wanting to offer what she needed right now.
After a few minutes they slowly separated and he held her gaze. “Thank you for sharing your story with me,” he said. “And as much as I’d love to continue to sit and talk with you, you truly look exhausted and I know Emily will need you in the morning.”
She nodded and escorted him to the front door. Opening it wide, she looked up and he leaned forward, placing his hand gently on the curve of her waist and kissing her forehead. When he pulled back, he realized he might have been too touchy feely with her, but the soft smile on her face said it was alright.
Smiling in return, he headed out of her house and down to his truck. A strange sense of rightness filled him and he could not wait to see her again.
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!