Book Title: Bear Creek Road
Author: L.C. Morgan
Release Date: November 2014
Secluded and quiet is exactly what Laney Walker is looking for when she decides to pack up and move across the country. It’s what she wants, what she thinks she needs—until she meets Joe Boone.
Contracted to replace the plumbing along the property, Joe is first to arrive and last to leave. And to Laney’s surprising disappointment, he never has much to say.
But the more Joe comes around, the more she learns about him and soon finds the man is as flawed as the house he’s fixing.
A fact that only seems to draw her closer to him.
“I could sense it brewing – the crazy. I had it in me, I knew that much. And I knew that if he wanted to, he could bring it out. He held the power to work me up into a frenzy if he wanted to… if I let him.”
“Wasn’t that the human condition? Always wanting what we couldn’t have, never thinking what we did have was good enough?”
“I knew I had the makings of a horrible person, that I was too proud and compulsively angry, that I’d become blatantly selfish in the gaining of my own self-sufficiency.”
“He was always saying sweet things, things I wasn’t expecting him to say, let alone to be thinking.”
“Pulling him closer, I encouraged him to tighten his grip – the only thing that was keeping me together, and ironically the very thing that forced me to finally fall apart.”