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CONSTANCE BRETES (Cont.) THE ANTONELLO BROTHERS (BOXED SET) BLURB EXCERPT Escaping from her abusive ex-husband, Marissa Simpson returns to her hometown to start over. She spends her days working at the local jewelry store, and the rest of her time is dedicated to mining along Red Rock River, searching for precious gems. Marissa has no intention of getting involved with another man, or with the community she left behind all those years ago. That is until Riley McCade shows up. Riley is the Sheriff of Quartz County. He loves his community and goes out of his way to protect and serve. When he meets up with Marissa, he‟s bound and deter- mined to get to know her even though she insists she‟s not interested. The more Riley learns about Marissa‟s past, the more he concludes that she may be in danger. When her ex- husband shows up, can Riley protect her? And can he earn her love in the process? Riley stood gazing into Marissa‟s eyes. She felt like she was in a spotlight and had to look away from his in- tense, steady stare. She looked back at him and he leaned in and kissed her lightly on the lips. She quivered at the tenderness of his kiss. He kissed her again, this time with a little more pressure. His lips were warm and sweet on hers. Then she had a flashback of Mark when he kissed her, and she suddenly became nervous and jerked away from Riley. She crossed her arms in front of her and rubbed them as if she had a chill, and she began to shake. “Are you okay?” Riley asked, watching her rub her arms. “Yes. I‟m fine. I‟ll see you later.” She turned and quickly walked into the back room of the store. ***** Amazon Review by J. A. Davis: “As the at- traction between the sheriff and gemologist develops, the romance escalates to a boiling point. Hot. Hot. Hot.” R1HLZC6R20OUIK 6