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Book 5 in The McKenzie Ridge Series
By, Stephanie St. Klaire
Release Date: December 15th, 2017
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
New Release! It’s the final installment – Book FIVE in the widely popular, McKenzie Ridge Series – Redemption!
The end of an era… The HEA you’ve been waiting for… It’s the kind of love that burns!
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Jessie Clarke has worked hard for nearly a decade to overcome the trauma of her past, becoming a firefighter in McKenzie Ridge has helped her rise above the ashes and become a strong, independent woman. But, underneath her foul mouth and tough exterior, Jessie is hiding something… A secret that could not only endanger her but destroy all those she loves in the small mountain town she calls home.
Blake Cooper, sexy police chief of McKenzie Ridge, is the perfect combination of rugged and good looks but he has secrets of his own. Secrets that could bring the strongest man to his knees. As a man of honor, he is dedicated to protect and serve the people in his town, even when he’s forced to overstep boundaries that could come back to haunt him.
Jessie and Blake’s love-hate relationship comes to a screeching halt and sparks fly when they’re forced to work together to keep McKenzie Ridge safe. When the past catches up with her, will he be able to keep her safe? Can Jessie learn to trust Blake or will his secrets fuel the fire that’s closing in, igniting a blaze that could consume not only them, but burn McKenzie Ridge to the ground.
She moved in front of him, her body touching his, remembering the feel of his large strong hands on her as he hoisted her over his strong brawny shoulder and again when he caught her from falling in the hospital. As much as he infuriated her, he ignited her, and at this very moment, she didn’t feel like fighting it. She could barely remember why they fought it in the first place.
Blake grabbed her by the hips and pulled her against him, dissolving any question as to where he stood and what he was feeling in that moment. Given the stiff ridge firmly pressed against her belly, it was safe to assume he felt the same damn way she did. Hot and hungry.
As tough as Jessie appeared to be on the outside, she was anything but when it came to intimacy – another scar from her past. With Blake, though, she felt safe, comfortable, and unreserved. It may have been his gentle way with her despite his larger than life, all alpha persona, or it might simply be because he was Blake. Either way, he awakened something in her that she hadn’t felt, didn’t fear, and desperately craved.
With one hand snaking around her waist to the small of her back, he pulled her body against his. Fisting her hair with his free hand, Blake tilted her head back before lowering his mouth to hers. Soft and sweet at first, he was cautious with her and wanted to know her boundaries. There was no telling what kind of scars remained in this part of her life, and he wanted her to trust him, especially with this. He let her lead; she could show him what she wanted as much as what she desired. It was all up to her. She got to be in control so whatever they had together would grow organically, naturally.
When she deepened the kiss, he followed suit. She desired him as much as he did her. It was clear when her hands slowly slid their way up his body and around his neck, and she pulled him down harder so she could take his mouth in a bolder move. Jessie was trying to prove something – more to herself than him.
About Stephanie St. Klaire
Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.
As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.
Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.
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