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Drake's Retreat--Out now!
Maggie Reynolds needs a place to hide. Drake's Retreat is the
perfect solution. Nestled deep in the back country of the Sierra
Nevada Mountains, Drake Strong's couple's retreat is the ideal
location for Maggie to regain control of her shattered life. But,
convincing the intimidating resort owner to allow her to attend the
retreat, without a partner, is the first of many obstacles she must
overcome in the heart of the wilderness.
Drake Strong's responsibility to his guests includes keeping them
safe from the dangers they may encounter at his retreat. When
Maggie shows up alone and unprepared for his remote resort, his
responsibility to her becomes much more personal than he had ever
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"You'd better get settled and ready for supper," Drake's voice cut into her thoughts as he
mysteriously appeared behind her. "It's getting close to five and Aunt Cammie always has
the meal ready on time."
Maggie just about jumped out of her new boots and twisted around. "I didn't see you
"You should be more alert. I could have been a bear," he growled as he carried the
crate of supplies past her.
"You are a bear Mr. Strong," Maggie made sure she spoke loud and clear as she
posted her hands on her hips.
Drake immediately stopped and dropped the crate to the ground. He stood tall and held
his back rigid to her for a moment. He turned to face her with a smile on his lips that didn't
quite reach his eyes. He slowly stepped toward her and she had to make a conscious effort
not to retreat. "I should warn you, Maggie," he stepped within the realm of her personal
space and continued, "as your host, I can make your stay here pleasurable. Or, I can make
it a living nightmare. Which do you prefer?"
Maggie closed the gaping hole in her mouth to speak, "P-probably the former, Mr.
Strong. I mean Drake. I apologize. My runaway mouth has gotten me into trouble more
Drake's eyes lowered to her lips. "I don't doubt that for a minute." His eyes turned a
shade darker as they made their way back to hers.
She moistened her dry lips. He watched.
Maggie fought hard to find her voice. "I've been a bit on edge lately. With all that's been
happening..." Maggie trailed off. "Maybe we can start over."
"You're mistaken. There is no we," Drake said as he turned and picked up the crate. He
walked away without a backward glance.
"The story flowed so well I couldn't believe when it ended...It is a great read, fun and
well worth your time." ~ Brenda ~The Romance Studio
"Drake's Retreat is a well-written look at the opportunity one has to overcome their
circumstances when they are willing to step outside their comfort zone...Read this
inspirational romance for a warm-hearted look at the transformation that takes place
when someone places God at the center of his or her life." ~ Night Owl Romance