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Happy Book Birthday Heather M. Gardner.... Already Home has been re-released! The first book in the Maguire's Corner series is now better than ever!! Fall in love with a bossy police chief who's determined to protect the town...fall for the friendly neighbors who will drop by with a plate of cookies and fall for the cozy small town feel.....fall for a wonderful romance and suspenseful tale!
Coffee shop owner Maggie Maguire doesn’t trust the new police chief her father hired to protect Maguire’s Corner. He’s a stranger, cold, bossy and annoyingly handsome. But, Maggie’s witnessed a serious crime and now someone’s trying to kill her. The man that aggravates her most might be the only one that can help her.
Police Chief Jack Munro likes his new job and his new town, and unfortunately he also likes the stubborn but beautiful town sweetheart. His self-imposed hands-off Maggie policy is about to be put to the ultimate test when he must keep her close to protect her while he tracks down a ruthless killer.
Determined to ignore Jack’s charms, Maggie attempts to help him unravel the mystery but when their lives hang in the balance she must decide how much she’s willing to risk to save the man she suddenly can’t resist.
“Do you have a gun?”
“What? No, I don’t have a gun. Why would I have a gun?”
“Here,” Jack reached down to his boot to remove the holster with his back-up gun. He slipped it out of the holster to show it to her. “It’s a .38. Did you attend a firearms safety class when you got your license?”
“Yes, but I don’t think this is necessary.”
“Maybe not.” He put it back into the holster and held it out to her. “Safety’s on. Look, you don’t have to carry it around with you or anything. Just keep it here.”
Maggie held out her palm and Jack laid the gun on it. She stared at it. “This makes things very real.”
“Good. Cause it is very real.”
“You sound like my father.”
Jack leaned toward her so close, she had to tilt her head back in order to see his face. Through her thin robe, she could feel heat radiate off his body and even in the dim light, his eyes smoldered with blue fire.
“No, Maggie. I’m the furthest thing from your father.”
Maggie opened her mouth to say something witty, but nothing came out. Jack loomed over her a moment longer then left. Locking the door behind him, she released a long held breath and headed back up the stairs. Looking around once more it upset her to think someone may have been in her home while she slept.
But, finding Jack in her bedroom doorway didn’t seem so unusual at all. And it should have been. It should have been downright troubling. After all, she didn’t like him. If she didn’t like him then why did he cause all those quivering girly feelings in her gut?
Maggie made her way back to her room, dropped the bag of stuff from her car on the dresser, and left Jack’s gun in her nightstand. Finally crawling back into bed, she tried not to think about Jack’s parting words or how much she agreed with him.
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About The Author:
Heather M. Gardner's love of books began on the hand-woven rugs of her small town library. There she had a never-ending supply of stories to read at her fingertips. As a teen, she would curl up with her favorite genres, romance and mysteries. When she started to create her own stories, they were the perfect fit.
Heather resides in New York with her best friend who is also her husband, plus her talented and handsome son. She is currently owned by four stray cats. Heather's a full-time mom, works part-time from home, a chocolate enthusiast, coffee junkie, cat addict, book hoarder and fluent in sarcasm.
Blog: The Waiting is the Hardest Part - http://hmgardner.blogspot.com/