Book Three: Independence Falls
January 20, 2015
He was nobody’s hero until he landed in the wrong bed …
Armed with a golden retriever and a concealed weapons permit, Lena Clark is fighting for normal. She served her country, but the experience left her emotionally numb and estranged from her career-military family. Staying in Independence Falls seems like the first step to reclaiming her life until the town playboy stumbles into her bed …
Chad Summers is living his dream—helicopter logging by day and slipping between the sheets with Mrs. Right Now by night. Until his wild nights threaten his day job, leaving Chad with a choice: prove he can settle down or kiss his dream goodbye. But when he ends up in the wrong bed, the one woman in Independence Falls he can’t touch offers a tempting proposition. Chad is ready and willing to give in to the primal desire to make Lena his at night—on one condition. By day, they pretend their relationship is real.
But their connection extends beyond the bedroom, threatening to turn their sham into reality if Chad can prove he’s the hero Lena needs night and day … forever.
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Armed with a golden retriever service dog named Hero, Lena Clark struggles with PTSD after serving her country. In HERO BY NIGHT, she falls for the town playboy. While the story focused on their relationship, Lena’s dog plays a prominent role. One early reviewer wrote:
“I loved Lena’s service dog, Hero. He’s devoted to Lena and a big fur ball too. I enjoyed his calming presence and how he formed a team with Chad.” –Valerie from Stuck in Books.
But Chad and Hero didn’t become a team over night. Below is a bonus scene that offers a look into Chad’s attempts to win over Hero.
Sara Jane Stone
The anticipation might kill him right here in the viewing gallery at the Willamette Valley Gun club. As soon as she finished packing up her gun, they were headed home. To her bed.
Chad closed his eyes, running her hands through his short brown hair. He hoped she’d meant what she said early.
No more toys.
The words echoed in his head. He was all for kinky games—hell, he’d bought her the pink vibrator—but he wanted to make brave, beautiful Lena his. He meant every damn word he’d written on the note he’d sent her.
Give the orders and I’ll follow you wherever you want to go. But remember when you come, I want to hear you scream my name.
He wouldn’t object to taking the same road they’d travelled last night. His hands bound behind his head. Lena on her knees before him—
A low growl interrupted the wild, sexy-as-hell images parading through his mind. Chad opened his eyes and found Hero, Lena’s PTSD service dog, sitting in front of him. Hero held his yellow duck chew toy between his barred lips.
“You’re reading minds now too?” Chad said to the dog. “I thought you were on my side.”
Hero cocked his head as if questioning Chad’s intentions.
“You know I meant what I said to Georgia earlier. I’m doing my best not to hurt her. I want to be Lena’s friend too.”
If dogs could raise their eyebrows . . .
Chad crouched in front of Hero. Eye to eye with the retriever, he said, “Look, I know she’s important to you. You work day and night to keep her safe, to ward off panic and steer her clear of anything that might trigger an attack. But I want to help her too.”
As if content with this answer, Hero laid down and focused on his chew toy. Chad stood and his gaze locked on Lena through the glass. He wanted to help. He hadn’t lied to the dog.
But part of his flat-out wanted her.
Other Books By Sara Jane Stone
No touching allowed …
After serving her country, Georgia Trulane craves adventure—and sex. She’s set her sights on her brother’s best friend—now her boss, since she took a temporary job as his nephew’s live-in nanny. Only problem? Eric refuses to touch her. That doesn’t stop Georgia from seducing him. But an earth-shattering encounter leaves her fully exposed, body and soul.
Eric has a long list of reasons to steer clear of the woman he has wanted for as long as he can remember. For one, he refuses to be her next thrill ride. When he claims her, it will be for good. But the attraction is undeniable, and the more they fight it, the stronger it pulls. But will it be enough to conquer their obstacles?
Falling for his rivals’ little sister could cost him everything …
For Liam Trulane, failure is not an option. He is determined to win a place in Katie Summers’ life before she leaves Independence Falls for good. But first, he needs to make amends for the last time they got down and dirty.
His professional success hinges on striking a deal to buy Katie’s family business. And after Liam’s relationship with their Katie went south years ago, the Summers brothers are more enemy than friend. If both parties agree to set the past aside, they can reach an understanding. But when Katie welcomes him back into her bed, Liam risks everything to make her his.
After Liam betrayed her trust, Katie Summers will do anything to keep him from walking away with the family business. She decides to seduce him, knowing that when her brothers find out, they will back off from the deal. And she’ll finally have her revenge. But when her plan spirals out of control, Katie learns that payback may come at too high a price …
After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream—writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Visit her online at http://www.sarajanestone.com or find her on Facebook at Sara Jane Stone.
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