A startling revelation sparks an unlikely passion in Sandra Chastain’s tale of secrets and seduction.
“Take care of Caitlan and the baby. It’s mine.” Nothing could have shocked John Garmon more than his brother’s last request. He remembers Caitlan as the fragile girl mourning the death of her sister—John’s sister-in-law. Caitlan’s pain, and her haunting beauty, once stirred in John a flare of compassion and desire. But after this betrayal, duty compels him to confront her. He just never imagined how compelling the truth—and the woman behind it—could be.
Caitlan Downey can’t believe John has showed up on her doorstep. And she’ll do anything to keep him from interfering in her daughter’s life. The man doesn’t fit into their small beachside town. Domineering and much too serious, he’s a far cry from the white Stetson-wearing hero of her dreams. And yet Caitlan can’t deny how good it feels to be wrapped in his arms. John came to fulfill a promise. Can she hope he’ll stay for love?
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Mistletoe and Magic, Claimed, and After the Kiss.
About Sandra Chastain
As a child I made up fantasy lives for my paper dolls, never knowing that I would use these same creative skills later as a writer. I only knew that I became those dolls and lived their lives. Later came amateur stage shows for the neighborhood children to perform, my first Nancy Drew mystery, a one-act play, and finally a musical performed by high school students on an auditorium stage. From the Indian tepee that Santa brought when I was a ten-year-old, to the living room I've recently converted into my office, I'm still stretching the boundaries of my imagination.
After twenty years of working together, my husband and I sold our small-animal veterinary practice. Now he consults and practices part-time while I write full-time. Our three daughters are married, and we have grandchildren who always want Gran to tell them a story. And Gran always complies.
I wouldn't change a thing about my life, for my family is a living expression of the love I write about. When I create a romance for you, I'm telling stories of love and commitment, and I can't tell you how much pleasure I get from writing about happily ever after. --Sandra Chastain