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crash. Get marooned on a deserted island with a dirty, damaged alpha-hole. What
could be worse?
possibly offer me anything but a much-needed paycheck.
island, we must also endure our growing attraction to each other.
that calls to something long buried.
best of times.
I’m set on making her mine.
with our hearts intact?
was strong and pulling us away from the wreckage. I kept my arm around Aly,
lifting her face. I creased my forehead, trying to work out our flight path.
Where the fuck were we?
shard of panic pierced the pit of my stomach. I tried to ignore it. Fucking
impossible. For the first time in my life since I was a child, events had
overtaken me. Were out of my control. And there wasn’t a damn thing I could do
other than try and survive.
and I whispered, “I’m here. You’re safe.”
shivered and I held her close to share my body heat. Not that there was much of
that. I was chilled to the bone.
surrounded by nothing but rolling waves.
passed, it seemed, although I wasn’t sure. I felt completely disoriented.
passed out again; I kept checking her pulse. My eyelids grew heavy and I wanted
to doze off, but we’d be separated.
dolphins had arrived, eyes flickering with curiosity.
guys,” I managed to rasp. “Come to rescue us?” I laughed at the absurdity of my
of their tails, they left in obvious pursuit of some lunch.
took us further and further away from where the plane had gone down.
gaze around again and a slow smile of relief spread across my face. I let out a
whoop. The sound I’d heard was the noise of waves hitting the barrier reef to
an island. I could just see it in my peripheral vision.
feet so frantically my shoes came off. Using the arm not holding Aly, I swam
hard, fighting the current that was sweeping us parallel to land.
break in the waves and managed to propel us through it into the calm waters of
burning, I kept swimming until my feet touched the sandy bottom.
last vestiges of my energy, I heaved Aly out of the water onto the shore.
her onto her side and tilted her head backwards. Then, totally wrung-out, I
collapsed next to her.
award-winning British author of fast-paced international bestselling
contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Siobhan loves to swim in the sea,
travel around Europe, sample different food and enjoy local wine. She has
worked in the City of London and taught languages in a Welsh high school before
moving to Italy, where she now lives with her husband and two cats. Nothing
makes her happier than connecting with readers and fellow authors.