Both emotionally and physically scarred from an
accident, Zoe Flannigan must take a journey to meet Paul Johansson—and to
discover a love as beautiful and boundless as the wide Montana sky.
INSIDE & OUT
High school principal Paul Johansson has never
been lucky in love, which is too bad, because few men in Montana are more
naturally romantic. Then his friend Maggie signs him up for Internet
dating, and while Paul is initially furious, he’s soon blown away by Holly
Morgan, a blonde, blue-eyed art teacher from Connecticut. She might just be
the girl of his dreams.
Zoe Flannigan—aka Holly Morgan—totally forgot
about the account she set up two years ago on Meet-the-One.com. In
fact, after an accident that left her physically and emotionally scarred,
she hasn’t been up for meeting or dating anyone. Until Paul. Handsome,
sweet, and too-good-to-be-true... But while the built-in anonymity of
the Internet offers a buffer, she can’t hide in cyberspace forever, either
from Paul’s expectations or from herself. There’s a journey she must take,
and at the end of it will be a love as beautiful and boundless as the wide
didn’t realize she’d been holding her breath until it came out in a rush. Her
heart pounded in her chest as she turned over the phone. How could something as
impersonal as an e-mail be so affecting?
Her lips turned up in a slight smile
as she savored the warmth and sincerity of his words. She was not surprised –
Maggie had been so effusive, there was no way Paul was going to be another jerk
– but, she was unprepared for the impact of reading his e-mail. She had assumed
the physical distance between them would make him feel far away. Instead, it
was like she’d just spent ten intimate minutes inside his head.
She sat back in the chair and let
her damaged face bathe in the warmth of the sun for a moment as he had
suggested, even though she knew it wasn’t a good idea. Until her final surgery
in early October, it wasn’t smart to discolor the puckered, violet skin any
thought about the girl in the photo that Paul must have finally seen last
night. It had been taken three years ago at Sandy and Rob’s wedding even though
Zoe knew it would have been far more honest to upload a recent picture of
herself. In fact, she’d found a photo taken in the past few months – she wasn’t
smiling, but at least it was in profile and didn’t show her bad side – but when
she’d held the newer photo up to her computer screen, staring at the two
incredibly different girls that were both Zoe, she couldn’t bear to do it. Swap
out the photo of the trim, blond, sunny girl who used to be Zoe? For the
heavier, black haired, dark eyed, tattooed, scarred disaster she’d become?
Right. She’d never hear from him again, and for whatever reason, it really
mattered to Zoe that she hear from him again.
She sighed. She knew she should
delete Paul’s message, disable her account and leave him alone. He was a nice
guy looking for love and she had no right to lead him on even the littlest bit.
Yet when she visualized deleting his sweet e-mail and disabling her
Meet-the-One account, a terrible heaviness threatened to edge in on the little
bit of light she’d been enjoying.
exchanging a few e-mails really
leading him on? It was more like being pen pals, especially if she was upfront
about her intentions to be friends. She could tell him about her life in
Connecticut and he could tell her about Montana and Yellowstone – get to know
each other, just as he suggested. No more, no less. They couldn’t very well get
romantic from so far away, could
they? No, of course not. His e-mail only felt
intimate because it had been so long since a man – a nice, decent man – had
been so kind to her. It was impossible to be
intimate from two thousand miles away. There was no reason to overthink it.
Halfway convinced that she wasn’t a
horrible person for writing back and ignoring the guilt that wouldn’t quite
leave her alone, Zoe picked up her phone and pressed reply.
There are so many words I would use to describe Katy Regnery and her books. Time and time again I am blown away and caught up in her stories. Like all good romances and especially Katy's books, I found myself giddy and hugging myself after the last page.
Paul... Wow. I really liked the little bits of Paul I seen in previous books, but holy cow! And oh Zoe! I loved her. Together they are perfect. The chemistry is off the pages. I think one of my favorite things about this read is the fact that they met online. I haven't seen many writes incorporate this aspect into their writing.
Again a really great read. Most of the time I find myself saying if you like romantic or comedy then read this book. It is not the case for this wonderful read. I think all readers should pick this one up and check it out! If you haven't read the other books in the series then I highly recommend those as well.
KATY REGNERY, Amazon
best-selling author, has always loved telling a good story, and credits her
mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her
childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing, from Edwardian to
present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing
a love story of her own.
As it turned out, one love story
turned into a series of six Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives
of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings. When Katy's fans asked her to turn
up the heat, she cheerfully started her Enchanted Places series, which offered
steamier romance to her readers. Katy was also proud to offer a stand-alone
romance, The Vixen and the Vet, written
as a benefit for Operation Mend, just in time for Fourth of July, 2014.
Katy lives in the relative wilds
of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at
the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough
cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the
messy and unexpected ones.
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