Co-owner of the town's only kennel, Lilah Young has lived in Sunshine, Idaho, all her life. Pilot-for-hire Brady Miller is just passing through. But he soon has Lilah abandoning her instincts and giving in to a primal desire. It's Brady's nature to resist being tied down, but there's... read more
When Brady Miller agreed to come back to Sunshine, Idaho, to work on a helicopter for his best friends (Adam and Dell), he never figured a minor truck accident would change his life - but it did. That's how he met Lilah Young, a feisty lady who'd lived all her life in Sunshine, knew everybody... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
When Brady Miller agreed to come back to Sunshine, Idaho, to work on a helicopter for his best friends (Adam and Dell), he never figured a minor truck accident would change his life - but it did. That's how he met Lilah Young, a feisty lady who'd lived all her life in Sunshine, knew everybody and had several guys attracted to her (but she wasn't interested). The life at the animal clinic/shelter where he agreed to spend only a month was where Lilah did much of her work and met many of the animals she loved. From the first he and Lilah had an attraction to one another, and acted on it - but there was an agreement that no permanent commitment was attached. In the month Brady stayed there, he helped in the clinic, ended up with a dog who had a girl-dog's name, repaired a helicopter for his friends, and had lots of interesting incidents, and lots of sex with Lilah. He learned about her past, she learned a few things about his present - and his boss, Tony, called several times with flying jobs for him - only to be put off. Brady was an orphan with several foster homes behind him. The last one, though, brought him his best friends, Adam and Dell, and many memories he wouldn't let go. Brady's past held a sojourn in the Special Forces and now he was flying for a company who served world-wide wherever his background training would help.
Being often with Lilah showed Brady that she was so different - and eventually he found that she was a big part of his life. When finally, his time in Sunshine ended and he took a job that Tony'd called about, he had to make a big and final decision.
“Why do you keep giving animals away if you want to keep them?”Brady to Lilah when she was feeling forlorn after giving a stray dog to a new home.
“We've had three customers mention the new guy and you've gotten a look on your face each and every time.”Cruz to Lilah about Brady working on the Bell helicopter
“I usually put what I need ahead of what I want, but with you the line blurs.”Brady
“You’re one to judge,” Brady said in disgust. “If someone even thinks about petting you, you drop and expose your kibble and bits. No soldier worth his salt does that. You’re like a damn dog.” “Arf.” “Okay, good point,” he said, shaking his head. “You are a dog. And so, apparently, am I.”Brady
“She wasn’t afraid of anything. Well, except maybe admitting she was afraid.”Lilah
“But you,” he finally said. “You, Lilah, scare the hell out of me.” “Why?” she whispered. He met her gaze and held it. “Because I could fall for you, Lilah. Hard and deep and never want to come back up.”Brady and Lilah
“She returned his look with a guileless little smile. “So I was hoping you wouldn’t mind letting me in,” she said. He was beginning to think he would let her in anywhere, at any time, and in any place she wanted. His chopper, his hotel room, his life. His fucking heart . . .”
“I need you, Lilah. I need you with me, loving me. I didn’t realize how much until I tried to go.” “Sort of like home is where the heart is?” “Yes. And mine is in the palm of your hand.”
“Let me guess—you lost the coin toss with Dell, which left you stuck with me. Only you don’t know how to tell me this because you’re a penis-carrying human and can’t figure out how to communicate with a mere vagina.”Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
“You look fantastic today, I especially love the attitude and sarcasm you’re wearing.”Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
I take my empty glass and try to fill it up with what happiness I can find. Friends, family,Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
She’d set free what she loved. She’d done so without knowing that she was his happy. She was his everything.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
He blinked. “You think I’m Eeyore?”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
“Sort of like home is where the heart is?”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Because when she was in his arms he was content, as he so rarely ever felt.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Again he pulled her in, wrapping her in his arms, which by sheer luck seemed to be the right thing to do. Letting out one shuddery sigh, she nuzzled in and he tightened his grip on the most confusing, baffling woman he’d everHighlighted by 3 Kindle customers
She was carrying two coffees and a donut bag, and right then and there, he fell in love.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
“We seem to have a little chemistry,” she whispered. His lips curved slightly in acknowledgment.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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