(The Bartolini Legacy #2)
By Jennifer Faye
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
June 1st 2020 by Harlequin Romance
Has the search for her past…
“What’s the matter?” Ric asked.
“I twisted my ankle when my shoe got stuck. It’s not a big deal. Just help the puppy.”
He did as she asked. However, his light gray loafers weren’t the best shoes to venture through this overgrown jungle either. Limbs poked and prodded him.
There went the high-pitched whine again.
“Do you see it?” the woman asked.
He shushed her as he backtracked a bit. And then he followed the scratching sound to the back corner of the garden. There were shrubs and other overgrown vegetation blocking his view.
He worked his way through the vines, ignoring how the thorns dug at his arms. As the dog whimpered, Ric grew more determined to help it, even if he ruined his clothes during the rescue.
And then at last, he spotted a little puppy all caught up in some old wire. Its big brown eyes turned to him. They showed its panicked state.
“It’s okay.” Ric spoke in a calm, soothing tone. Every time the puppy got worked up and yanked to get loose, the wire dug farther into its flesh. Ric knelt in front of it. “I’m going to help you.”
The puppy stopped wiggling for a moment and studied Ric. The animal watched his every movement but didn’t react. It was either so relieved to finally have help or it was too exhausted to put up much of a fight. Either way, it took a bit but Ric was able to untangle the dog. He made a mental note to call a gardener ASAP. This place not only looked bad, but it was also dangerous to anything that meandered in here. He didn’t want any other creature getting hurt.
But the deepening red stain on the dog’s ginger fur had him concerned. Heedless of the blood and dirt, Ric scooped the pup up and held it against his chest.
“It’s okay,” he said in a gentle voice. “You’re safe now.”
He made his way back along the overgrown path to where the woman was standing. He stopped in front of her. “Here’s your dog.”
All her attention was focused on the animal. However, she made no motion to take it from him. That was strange.
The Prince and the Wedding Planner
(The Bartolini Legacy #1)
…that one night will never be enough!
Reeling from the secrets that have torn his heritage apart, Enzo Bartolini is set on selling his family’s Tuscan vineyard and trying to forget the impulsive, dazzling night he and best friend Sylvie shared in Paris. While the sale moves forward, the thrilling awareness between him and Sylvie is harder to move past…especially when she upends Enzo’s world by revealing she’s carrying his baby!