ISLAND ENCOUNTER erotic romance by Samantha Gentry
PG-Excerpt #1 (first meeting)
“Who…who are you?” Her voice didn’t sound anywhere near as firm as she wanted. “What are you doing here?”
He kneeled down next to her, flashing a smile that exposed a row of perfect white teeth, a smile that enhanced the sensual surge still bouncing around inside her. He took off his sunglasses, revealing intense turquoise blue eyes that seemed to delve into the depths of her reality. A little shiver moved up her spine. A moment as mesmerizing as it was unsettling. Her breathing quickened slightly.
“I have those exact same questions for you. This is a privately owned island with only two legitimate access points, the dock adjacent to the conference facilities and a runway that accommodates small planes with an adjacent helicopter pad. Private jets not allowed. So…who are you and how did you get here?”
“My name is Traci Meredith, and I’m with the corporate retreat. I arrived yesterday afternoon by boat…uh, the ferry.”
He tilted his head, wrinkling his brow in a brief moment of concentration as he stared at her. “That’s odd. I have a list of all the employees scheduled to attend the retreat and your name isn’t on that list.”
“I’m not a member of the retreat. I’m a speaker at one of the seminars. I wasn’t due to arrive for a couple of days yet, but Mr. Daniels was nice enough to allow me to come early so I could enjoy the island facilities prior to the time when I present my program.”
“Well, that was certainly nice of Mr. Daniels.” A momentary frown wrinkled his forehead again but quickly disappeared. She wasn’t sure what to make of it or the hint of sarcasm surrounding his words.
In spite of the odd turn their conversation had taken, she didn’t detect anything threatening about this stranger. As he said, this was a private island with limited access, which indicated he belonged there. She began to relax a little, then a thought put her senses on alert again. “Who are you and why do you have a list of people attending the retreat?”
“I’m Flynn Ormond. I guess you could say I’m the island caretaker, for lack of a better title, which makes me the liaison to the people renting the facilities.” He paused as he blatantly scrutinized her body, as if he could see through the towel she held in front of her. His obvious stare caused her nipples to pucker into taut buds. “What’s your area of expertise? What qualifies you to be a speaker at an executive corporate retreat attended primarily by men who could more aptly be described as belonging to the good ol’ boys network.” His gaze swept across her body again. “A description that definitely does not fit what I’m seeing?”
He wants revenge. She wants peace.
A man with the wealth and power to make things happen, Flynn Ormond is about to see his decade-long quest for revenge fulfilled. But then he stumbles onto a bikini-clad beauty sunbathing on his deserted beach. He wants her, and he’s accustomed to getting what he wants. However, she’s a distraction he can’t afford, not at all what she seems, and stands against everything he believes is right.
Traci Meredith has a long term plan of her own, to confront the man responsible for the death of her parents and finally move on with her life. But when sun-kissed god of a caretaker wanders into her life one sunny morning, she lets more than the tropical paradise seduce her from her goal. Then she discovers the truth of his identity and the length he’ll go to for justice. Can she lure him from destruction’s grip or will the fingers of the past hold on tight?
ISLAND ENCOUNTER by Samantha Gentry is published by The Wild Rose Press for their Scarlet Rose line of erotic romance. http://www.thewildrosepress.com
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