Logan Shaw didn't always walk the straight line, but service in the Marines gave him a better direction. After twenty-one years away, he's settling back home, working with the Sheriff's Department, and wondering if he has a future that'll include a woman to love. Thanks to the machinations of his mom and her friend, he's already halfway there with a woman he has yet to meet. And when he does, can he convince Piper you really can come home again?
- Sneak Peek -
“Logan the lawman.”
If it were possible, his smile just doubled in size and wattage. “Piper the pilot.”
Seems Mom had also been regaling him with stories, making me wonder just how much he knows about me. “What brings you here? Must not be official if you’re not in a uniform or county vehicle.”
His face loses a bit of joy as he continues to pet Stormi after making her sit next to him. “I came to see how you were doing. I know you’ve only been home a few weeks and Kim said you needed time and space, and, well,” he pauses. “I just wanted to check on you.”
It takes a moment before I can speak due to the emotion welling up inside me. I nod before saying, “I appreciate that.”
Kim is the county sheriff and Logan’s boss. She’s easily ten years older than my forty years, and the few occasions I’ve interacted with her, she’s smart, capable, and caring.
I watch my dog drop onto her side and wiggle against Logan. “But as you can see, I’ve got a fully capable guard dog ready to defend me against big, bad guys and other intruders.” I try to keep a straight face, but when Logan laughs, boldly, I can’t help but sputter out a laugh as well.
“Yeah,” he chuckles, “I can see that.” With a final rub to Stormi’s belly, Logan springs to his feet with a grace and speed that shouldn’t be possible for a man his size. He dusts off his backside and Stormi follows his lead, jolting upright and once again shaking the snow from her fur. She remains at Logan's side as he pins me with another stare. “Up to sharing any of that coffee with a neighbor?”
Neighbor? Is he the one who purchased the parcel of land bordering the property to the north? Mom hadn't said a word. But then, maybe she didn't know.
As if reading my mind, he says, “Old man Newman finally gave in and sold me that ten-acre parcel. Thinking about building a house come spring. Until then I've got a comfy RV and a few horses to keep me company.” He grins.
I chuckle at the mention of old man Newman. His family had been one of the first to settle in the valley, owning plenty of land along with the constantly evolving general store his grandson, Ben, now runs.
“So, what do ya say, neighbor?”
“How do you know I have coffee in this mug? Maybe I like tea?”
“Not according to your momma. It's black coffee or nothing. In fact, I'll betcha it's a batch of Osprey Organic Dark Roast from North Fork Coffee Roasters, am I right?”
I can't help but grin, enjoying our little back and forth. Maybe having some company wouldn't be so bad after all. Especially in the form of one gorgeous specimen such as Logan Shaw.
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12/9/2022 12:52:49 pm
I am really interested in finding out more about them and finding love after 40 ...co workers and her mom trying to kinda setting them up looks like her mom doesn't want her daughter to be alone .
12/9/2022 01:55:55 pm
I'm interested in finding out more about both characters, the setting, and the animals. It's cool that the hero lives in an RV.
12/9/2022 04:20:21 pm
I would read this. It seems mom is keep both up to date with each other.
12/9/2022 04:51:00 pm
Following on Instagram just joined it lol
12/9/2022 05:32:20 pm
I love stories with Marines and soldiers especially Christmas ones. They make me happy hearing good endings. Logan sounds like a complicated guy.
12/9/2022 06:36:40 pm
Thanks for the sneak peak. I do like the lawman-pilot pairing and small town setting. But tbh, I'm more of a gay holiday fan..
12/9/2022 06:38:10 pm
Oh, forgot about following on instagram
12/9/2022 09:23:14 pm
As someone that is over 40 I like reading romance novels that are about couples like me. And I certainly don't mind a hot military man at all! It sounds very good. I followed you. Happy Holidays ❤️
12/10/2022 01:05:10 pm
Soliders returning home are always tear markers for me! I'd love to read this.
12/10/2022 01:06:27 pm
I like the tension and the playing! I want to read more about Piper and Logan
12/10/2022 01:08:11 pm
Oh partners and neighbors, that spells good kind of trouble!
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12/10/2022 01:29:43 pm
I really like the sneak peek because we got to get a good feel for the character. I like their banter but also their personality.
12/10/2022 03:05:46 pm
I like that it has an older character and it's always good when there's a dog (or a cat). The banter was good.
12/10/2022 03:25:29 pm
I love when family members play matchmaker. The sneak peek sounded good too.
12/10/2022 03:26:44 pm
I have this on my kindle ready to read. I love Lauras books!!
12/10/2022 05:27:22 pm
I like the humorous play between them!
12/10/2022 07:46:21 pm
I for sure want to know what happens when they sit for coffee. Small town folks with their moms involved always make for good chuckles. Thanks for the sneak peek would love to read more!
12/11/2022 10:30:03 pm
Logan the lawman and piper the pilot. Cute. I like their banter.
The TBR Pile
12/12/2022 12:43:10 pm
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! GOOD LUCK!
12/12/2022 12:50:26 pm
Thank you for the fun ...good luck to all
12/12/2022 08:16:56 pm
I love the setting and the hero and heroine sound like great characters.
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