If Montana had known what she would be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max.
Lottery winner and venture capitalist Montana Dayton is on vacation, sorely needing a break from her business. She purposely had a house built deep in the mountains, away from civilization in hopes to spend the winter alone with her dog Killer. Unfortunately, the universe is conspiring against her. Montana’s getting creepy feelings from something or someone on her property and Rose, her neighbor, is bringing new “friends” into her life.
If that wasn’t enough to ruin Montana’s vacation, the dangerously attractive Max surely would! Max has the uncanny ability to show up when he’s not wanted. What Montana doesn’t realize is Max knows what’s out in the woods and it’s his job to find it.
Max knows Montana can sense it even though she cannot see it and has decided that she needs to be protected from the unseen danger, but who will protect Montana from Max?
In the deep waters off the Florida Gulf Coast, the sands shifted with the winds and tides of time, scattering all that has floated down to rest on the bottom of the ocean.
Once will be again the waters sighed.
Montana Dayton thought she would be escaping her old life when she moved to Florida. Instead, her past has come back to haunt her. Her old scars are burning new flames. Killer, her dog, and best friend won’t have anything to do with her. She wakes up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and finds herself surrounded by priceless gems, but doesn’t remember where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from.
As if that isn’t too much to handle, Max has found her and insists they continue their relationship where they left off. But Montana has bigger concerns than dating Max. Besides she’s not sure if she can trust him. Where are the jewels coming from? Why can’t she remember?
Will Max be able to save her this time or will Montana be dragged under by a force that’s too big for even Max?
Scene from Chapter 1
“There’s someone following us,” my sister said after the third shop we’d stopped at.
“There’s always somebody following us. We’re beautiful people,” I mocked jokingly. I really hadn’t been paying attention.
We had won the lottery a little over a year ago and I’d finally gotten used to people looking at me like I was familiar.
“I’m serious, Montana.” She tried to point, but her hands were too full of bags with clothes and shoes in them.
“Don’t point, just tell me where.”
“Really hot, sexy guy on the corner to your left,” she whispered, taking a step back so I’d be able to see. “Black hair, sunglasses.”
I turned my head slightly. My heart dropped into my chest. An electrical bolt sizzled through me.
I normally wear dark lens sunglasses. I was glad I had them on now. They hid the emotions that I’m sure were flitting through my eyes.
“Keep walking. We’re almost to the restaurant.”
“You should go talk to him.”
“No.” If I ignored him he might go away.
My sister’s mouth fell open. She closed it quickly, grinning at me. “You know him, don’t you?”
My lips thinned. I thought I’d put a good amount of distance between us when I left the mountains, but his job was tracking down people, and other things, so I wasn’t surprised he’d found me.