Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 400 pages, 8 × 5.13 × 0.99 in
Published: June 23, 2009
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0373605323
ISBN - 13: 9780373605323
Read from the Book
Now The sea remianed the same. The sound and smell of it wasn''t different, nor the push and pull of its waves. Twenty years ago, Bess Walsh had stood on this beach and looked forward to the rest of her life, and now
Now she wasn''t sure she was ready for what lay ahead. Now she stood with cold sand scraping her toes and the salt-scented air tangling her hair. She breathed deep. She shut out the night with the darkness behind her eyelids and lost herself in the past so she didn''t have to think about the future. The night air in late May still held a chill, especially this close to the water, and her thin T-shirt and denim skirt didn''t provide much warmth. Her nipples peaked, and she crossed her arms to hug some heat into herself. It seemed appropriate to shiver, remembering that long-ago summer. Remembering him. For twenty years she''d tried to forget, yet here she was, back again, and unable to forget any more than she ever had. Bess tipped her face to the breeze that pushed her hair from her face. She opened her mouth to drink it in, to eat it like some sweet candy. The smell filled her nose and coated her tongue. It took her back more effectively than mere memory could. Transported her. Silly. She was too old to entertain fairy tales. Time travel didn''t exist. There was no way to go back. No way, even, to stay where she was. Her only option, anybody''s only option, was to move forward. Thinking this, she did move forward. One step, then another. Her feet sank into
From the Publisher
Twenty years ago she had her whole life spread out before her. She was Bess Walsh, a fresh-scrubbed, middle-class student ready to conquer the design world. And she was taken. Absolutely and completely.
But not by Andy, her well-groomed, intellectual boyfriend who had hinted more than once about a ring. No. During that hot summer as a waitress and living on the beach, she met Nick, the moody, dark-haired, local bad boy. He was, to put it mildly, not someone she could take home to Daddy.
Instead, Nick became her dirty little secret— a fervent sexual accomplice who knew how to ignite an all-consuming obsession she had no idea she carried deep within her.
Bess had always wondered what happened to Nick after that summer, after their promise to meet again. And now, back at the beach house and taking a break from responsibility, from marriage, from life, she discovers his heartbreaking fate—and why he never came back for her. Suddenly Nick''s name is on her lips…his hands on her thighs…dark hair and eyes called back from the swirling gray of purgatory''s depths.
Dead, alive, or something in between, they can''t stop their hunger.
She wouldn''t dare.
About the Author
Megan Hart began writing short fantasy, horror and science fiction before she began to write novel-length romances. In 1998 as a stay-home mom, she attending her first writing conference and received her first request for a full manuscript. In 2002 her first book was published. Hart has published romance fiction, fantasy, science fiction, and women¿s fiction. Her novels include: All Fall Down, Precious and Fragile Things, No Reservations, and the Order of Solace series.