As pretty much everyone who's ever had anything to do with me knows, I have Tourette's Syndrome. It's really bad at the moment, so in honour (that's the wrong word but I can't think of the right one) of my tics, I'm sharing my second book - Rachel's Journey with you all.
“Are you done being naughty now, or should I give you another crack with that spatula over there?” James asked, indicating at the mean-looking black plastic spatula with holes in it that was standing up in the crock on the bench with the other kitchen utensils. The twinkle in his playful eyes was back, and as he met Rachel’s eyes he broke into a grin.
“You wouldn’t dare!” she declared, but as soon as the words were out of her mouth she realised her mistake. What did I go and say that for? She chided herself, as James, not even trying to conceal his grin, reached over and pulled the spatula out of the holder, swishing it through the air with a whoosh and waving it at her menacingly.
“I’ll be good, I promise!” Rachel squeaked, backing away with her hands raised, palms out in a submissive gesture, in front of her.
Rachel was such a loser. Growing up with Tourette's Syndrome has taught her that. Who could possibly want someone who contorted their faces in bizarre twitches or snorted at random? Not even Mike, the man who had promised he loved her, had been able to put up with it. She broke up with him when she caught him cheating on her during their great overseas experience, promptly flying back home to hide and lick her wounds.
James was the manager for the 850 acre farm she and her brother Simon had inherited. She liked James. He'd always treated her nicely, like an honorary little sister, and she'd had a crush on him forever. Not that she could ever tell him. She wasn't going to set herself up for rejection ever again.
But when it seems that someone is out to harm her, can she count on James to come to her rescue?
Set in rural New Zealand, this epic romance will thrill you and keep you captivated, enchant you with charming detail and inspire you, as learning to overcome adversity ultimately is Rachel's Journey.
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