The Search by Nora Roberts
By Nora Roberts
The number 1 New York Times-bestselling writer provides a riveting novel the place a dogs seek and rescue volunteer fights possibility and reveals love within the Pacific Northwest desert.
To most folks, Fiona Bristow turns out to have an idyllic life-a old fashioned condominium on an island off Seattle's coast, a thriving dog-training institution, and a demanding volunteer activity acting dogs seek and rescues. let alone her 3 intensely dependable Labs. yet Fiona bought up to now via surviving a nightmare...
numerous years in the past, Fiona used to be the single survivor of the crimson shawl serial killer, who shot and killed Fiona's cop fiancé and his K-9 associate.
On Orcas Island, Fiona came across the peace and solitude she had to rebuild her existence. yet all that alterations at the day Simon Doyle barrels up her force, determined for her support. He's the reluctant proprietor of an out-of-control dog, foisted upon him by means of his mom. Jaws has eaten via Simon's apartment, and he's at his wit's finish.
To Fiona, Jaws is not anything she can't deal with. Simon, besides the fact that, is one other topic. A newcomer to Orcas, he's a rugged and in-tensely deepest artist, recognized for the beautiful furnishings he creates from wooden. Simon by no means sought after a puppy-and he probably doesn't need a girl. along with, the lanky redhead isn't really his kind. yet inform that to his hormones.
As Fiona embarks on education Jaws, and Simon starts off to understand either puppy and coach, the prior tears again into Fiona's existence. A copycat killer has emerged out of the shadows, a guy whose bloodlust has been channeled by way of a grasp with one purpose: to reclaim the lady who slipped out of his hands...
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She caught the faintest whiff of leather on his warm puppy breath. “Aren’t you cute? ” Simon snarled it. “An escape artist who doesn’t sleep. If I take my eye off him for two minutes, he eats something or breaks something or finds the most inappropriate place to relieve himself. ” She snuggled the pup. ” Simon shot a look at the dog that didn’t speak of returning sloppy kisses. ” “Very appropriate. ” She crouched down with him, then signaled her dogs to release. As they trotted over, she set the puppy on the ground.
Revived, rested, fascinated with everything, Hugh talked nonstop. Amused, Fiona let him ramble and dreamed of a vat of coffee, an enormous burger and a gallon bucket of fries. When she spotted the house through the trees, she dug out another gear and quickened her pace. They’d barely cleared the line when Rosie and Devin ran out of the house. Fiona crouched. “Off you go, Hugh. ” She stayed down, slung her arm around Peck, whose entire body wagged with joy. “Yeah,” she murmured to him as Devin beat his wife by a couple lopes and snatched Hugh up.
Big hands, she noted, on the ends of long arms. Like the boots, the leather jacket he wore had some years on it. But the truck looked new. ” she called out, and he stopped frowning at the training area to turn toward her. ” His voice had an edge to it, not anger so much as that annoyance she read on his face. Behind her Bogart gave a little whine. ” She stepped off the porch as he started toward her, watched his gaze skim over her three guardians. ” His eyes, tawny, like warm, deeply steeped tea, shifted back to her.