Single Dad to the Rescue
(City by the Bay Stories #4)
By Cari Lynn Webb
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
August 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming
He offered her help
And he found love
Her home destroyed by a wildfire, Brooke Ellis finds temporary shelter at the home of paramedic Dan Sawyer and his young son, Ben. With the addition of Brooke and her lively fur family, Dan finds his carefully planned routine delightfully turned upside down. And his carefully guarded heart daring to trust in love again. When his ex-wife suddenly reappears, will it be Brooke to the rescue?
Evie’s love for the children was more than obvious. Dan’s love for his son would be just as strong. Just as protective. Ben was no doubt the reason for Dan’s white lie. Was Dan’s love only reserved for his son? Love. Where had that come from? She’d fallen in love before. The head-over-heels kind. The once-in-a-lifetime kind. She’d be too greedy to consider a second chance. Brooke reached for that invisible pause button to stop her tumbling thoughts.
A strong hand landed on Brooke’s lower back and settled as if to catch her when she fell. Brooke glanced over her shoulder. Dan stood just behind her, his smile gentle.
“Can I please meet Brooke’s pets?” Ben asked.
Dan shifted his attention to his son. “Before we disrupt Brooke’s evening, we need to make dinner and concentrate on your homework.”
“What about Archie?” Concern widened Ben’s eyes. “We can’t leave without Brooke and Archie.”
“Archie is going to spend the night here with Dr. Iain.” Brooke was going to spend the night in Dan’s rental apartment. He’d be a shout away. Only a short run would take her to his back porch.
A small shift and she’d be under his arm, within his protective embrace. A small shift and she’d be a welcome part of the pet store.
Perhaps in another lifetime she’d risk again.
“Well, Brooke needs a ride home,” Ben argued.
“I can take a cab,” Brooke said. She worked better alone. She was safe alone. “I want to see Archie before I leave.”
“Ben can start his homework with me upstairs,” Ella suggested.
“Then Brooke can sit with Rex until Dr. Iain lets her see Archie.” Ben touched his dad’s arm to keep his focus on him. “Rex is really scared, Dad.”
“Fine. We’ll stay until Brooke has visited Archie.” Dan ruffled Ben’s hair. “But then we’re going home.”
Ben nodded and guided Ella out of the storefront, as if the pair wanted to avoid his dad offering another suggestion.
Dan shook his head. “They are quick when they want to be.”
Brooke had to be quick, too. Otherwise she might find herself discovering even more to like about Dan.
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About the Author
Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She's been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent's 70 year marriage and her parent's marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn't always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.
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