It’s release month for Going Deep! To celebrate, I’ll be sharing new excerpts from the finished product!
Like everyone else on the Gulf Coast, she’d been waiting and watching, wondering what he’d do next.
Ignoring her seafood gaffe, she switched tactics. “Your parents must be glad to have you back.”
His smile spread slowly. “You act like I’ve been gone the whole time. I did come home for Christmases, you know.”
“I just meant—”
“I spent a few weeks gathering tar balls on the beach after the spill.”
He spoke casually, but the words swirled with undercurrent. Another flash fire of embarrassment sucked the moisture from her mouth as he wrapped long fingers around his glass, sending beads of condensation scurrying.
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Going Deep – To the heart of the story.
Brooke Hastings almost won a Pulitzer Prize for her hard-hitting reportage. Now she’s sitting on the story of a lifetime and wants to prove she’s not a one-hit-wonder. But in order to get the world to take notice, she’ll need the help of the one person she loves to hate—Brian Dalton.
Brian Dalton stumbled into celebrity when he landed a show on the Earth Channel. But the hunky marine biologist never forgot the serious, studious boy who left Mobile a decade before. Now back in Alabama, he’s looking for the quiet life he always wanted and hoping for a chance with the girl he always loved. When Brooke asks him to help expose some of the lingering effects of the Gulf oil disaster, Brian jumps at the chance to help preserve the place both call home…