Hello! This week Angela’s Kiss, a free serialized romance, will be starting at Kate’s Reading Space. The first chapter will be posted on Tuesday, February 12th. I hope you enjoy the following excerpt from Angela’s Kiss.
by Kate Hill
Christmas Eve, 1967. Two strangers united by mutual loss find the love they’ve been searching for.
After surviving captivity in a Vietnam prison camp, Master Sergeant Abraham Marley Fiske longs more than ever for a loving family life, but he doesn’t believe it’s in his future. Then a promise to a deceased friend sends him to the woman who can make his dream come true.
Since her brother was killed in Vietnam, Angela Franco has been caring for her young niece. She never expected to fall in love with her brother’s best friend, but when she meets Abe, she can’t ignore her feelings for him. Having lost her brother, will she now risk her heart by planning a future with Abe?
Note: Angela’s Kiss was previously published as His Sister’s Kiss. This is a re-edited version and contains additional scenes.
Angela Christine Franco stared at the six-foot-three-inch hunk of Marine. Deep set blue eyes gazed at her from beneath an almost primitive brow. Broad shoulders, set straight and proud, filled her doorway. Beneath the uniform, his powerful chest tapered to a lean waist and the longest legs she’d ever seen. Her heart fluttered, desire coursed through her, and her mouth went dry.
“Miss Franco? I’m Abraham Marley Fiske.” His deep voice made her toes curl and her body tingle in all the right places.
Guilt washed over her. Lust should be the last thought inspired by this man.
Two months ago, Angela had learned her brother, Jim, a gunnery sergeant in the corps who had been missing in action in Vietnam, had died in a prison camp. Abraham, Jim’s good friend, had been with him at the time.
In spite of his handsome looks, captivity shone in the thinness of his big-boned frame and the scar above his right eye. Maybe that was why she hadn’t recognized him from the photos in Jim’s album. He’d been heavier in those pictures and certainly good-looking, but the man in person was even more attractive. Maybe it was the way he held her gaze. She instantly knew he was a man of strength and integrity.
She grasped the hand he extended and shook it. Warmth spread up her arm and her temperature rose from his touch. “Please come in.”
A free serial coming February 12th to Kate’s Reading Space.