The Heart Protected by Daphne Emmerson (Hill Country Sweet Romance Book 3)
English | 2019 | Romance | ePUB | 327 Kb
The Heart Protected: The memory of their forbidden love refuses to fade, but is the thrill worth the risk?
Meredith Jones is living the predictable life she’s
carefully constructed for herself, navigating each decision under the
shadow of the loss of her parents. When the love of her life returns to
town, resurrecting old passions, Meredith’s heart is more vulnerable
than its ever been.
Reed Edmonds, a former Navy Seal, is
returning to his hometown and finds his heart deeply distracted by a
love he assumes was relegated to the past, an impossibility for the
future. As he catches a glimpse into the woman she’s become, he has to
consider the costs of bringing into the light a love that previously
flourished in secrecy.
Can she trust her own instincts? Can he move forward into the unknown?
“How have you managed to land a girlfriend, you’ve been home for like five minutes?” Emma smiled.
“Well, what can I say? Chicks find me irresistible,” Reed joked.
A few minutes later, Amber walked up to the porch and Reed introduced her to Emma and Joey, who had since joined them outside. The two couples then walked inside together and sat in the living room. Amber looked over at Emma and with a pat on her pregnant belly asked, “Are you going to have a natural childbirth?”
“Oh, um, I guess I hope to, but we will just have to see how it goes,” Emma responded.
“Have you thought about a home birth or a water birth? Those are much easier on the baby and mother than a hospital birth. Some of my clients have been really successful with those.”
“Clients? Are you a doula or something?” Emma tilted her head as she shifted her body slightly on the couch, just out of Amber’s reach.
“I’m a yoga instructor. I teach at a studio in Austin, but I also have clients I train one on one. Pregnant women sometimes hire me to help them prepare for childbirth,” Amber explained.
“Oh, that’s interesting. This is my first baby, so I’m planning for a more traditional delivery. I’d love for it to be natural, but I’m not going to obsess about it.” A look passed between Reed and Joey.”