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A Riveting Tale of Love, Loss, and Finding Your Own Way
Can a family bury its secret past? Like her long-lost doctor father, Leilani Torres heals people. But can she heal herself? Having fled the troubled Pacific country, Costa Mora, for America when she was nine, she still doesn’t know what happened to him, or what mysterious reasons prevented him from leaving with his family. But Leilani is aware that as a child, she learned to use a gun to protect herself against danger,
A lovable computer nerd who’s failed at love. Brokenhearted after his relationship of seven years ended, Justin just wants to drown his sorrows. But he finds more trouble than he’s looking for, when he is assaulted by thugs. A mysterious woman with a dead aim rescues him. They’re immediately drawn to each other, but Leilani fears Justin may have a rescuer complex or is on the rebound.
A hero or a villain? Suddenly, Leilani’s past is not so past, as a friend of her father turns up at her mother’s door with some shocking news. Caught in a deadly political web, Dr. Torres was ready to commit a horrific crime that shocks and unsettles Leilani. She isn’t sure if he is a hero or a villain, but only she and Justin can rescue him from their old island home.
Welcome, Reluctant Stranger interweaves a love story into a tale of past political intrigue and Leilani’s inner journey, accepting her past.
Current Amazon rating: 4.5/5 (34 reviews)
“…reading EJourney (the moniker under which she writes) is like dining in a fine restaurant: the word are placed on the page in a seductive way, assuring that interest in the characters and their development progresses with such urgency that pausing between chapters seems almost a crime.”—Grady Harp, Top 100 Amazon reviewer
“Coming from a romance expert, this was one of the sweetest love stories I've read in a good while. I'm not gonna lie, it is predictable in some places (as almost every love story written is), but it takes a truly talented author to incorporate personal style that can break those stereotypes and keep the reader feeding off of originality. I felt that here..”—Dannie Moffitt, Amazon reviewer
“"Welcome Reluctant Stranger" is one of the best books I have read in quite a while!”—Michelle McCormick, Amazon Reviewer