Walker Family Series Book # 5
Release date: September 1st, 2016
Russell Walker’s life was spared when his truck veered off the road and flipped. When he wakes after surgery, he can only assume the medicines are making him see things, because the woman he loved—who broke his heart—is taking his vitals.
Chelsea Quinn has spent the past four years keeping clear of Russell Walker after she married another man and had a baby. Now she is thrust back into his life as his caretaker, and living with his family when her ex-husband is let out of prison.
Some heartbreaks are too severe to recover from, and Russell is fighting every feeling he has as not to get his heart broken again. But sometimes the pull of love is just too strong, especially when the lives of those you love are threatened, and someone is looking for revenge.
“Oh, is there anything you want me to tell you?” She bore a stare into him and he knew she was thinking about his drugged slip of words when he’d first seen her. He’d told her he loved her and he wondered if it would always haunt him. But then he thought about it. There was something he wanted her to tell him.
“Why don’t you tell me where you were the night of my accident.”
Her eyes grew wide. “You want to know where I was when you were in your accident?”
“Yeah. I mean I was run off the road in a truck that was owned by your ex-husband which they found parked at your house.”
“Across from my house,” she clarified.
“Did he leave you that truck?”
Chelsea fisted her hands at her side and he could see the lines form at the corners of her eyes. Her breath came faster now and he was finding great satisfaction in seeing her fume over his question.
“I have never seen that truck before.”
“So where were you?”
Her nostrils were actually flaring and he’d yet to get his answer. Was she having to think about it? Could he possibly have hit on something?
“Is everything okay,” his mother’s voice cut through the tension that had enveloped the room
She stepped in with Lucas on her hip, but the moment he saw his mother, he wiggled his way down and hurried to Chelsea.
She batted her eyes, obviously trying not to cry. Lucas pulled at her pant leg and she bent down to pick him up.
“A nurse will be here in the morning. I’ll have her check in on you,” she informed him gruffly.
His mother moved toward the bed. “Is everything okay here?”
“I’ll let him fill you in. I’m going to go pack.” She turned toward his mother. “Thank you again for everything. This isn’t going to work.”
Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011, along with her other series and single title books. The married mother of five sons promises Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it, because she lives it.
When not writing, Bernadette Marie is shuffling her sons to their many events—mostly hockey—and enjoying the beautiful views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from her front step. She is also an accomplished martial artist with a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.
A chronic entrepreneur, Bernadette Marie opened her own publishing house in 2011, 5 Prince Publishing, so that she could publish the books she liked to write and help make the dreams of other aspiring authors come true too. Bernadette Marie is also the CEO of Illumination Author Events.