They call her Selkie. Muireann O'Malley often felt she was born of the sea but refuses to let sentimentality stand in the way of her crusade to protect the shore she has wandered since a small child. A patch of West Clare, Ireland, and a derelict building are all that stand between the cliffs she loves and the callous grip of progress.
Tynan Sloane should be content with success, but a dream beckons. O'Fallon's Pub in historic downtown Boston is for sale and Tynan wants to make it his. An unexpected inheritance of land in the west of Ireland could provide the financing he needs. He doesn't expect his quick trip to sell the land to rekindle youthful passion.
Fifteen years ago, they had an adolescent crush. Now disparate ambition and a legend as old as Ireland herself stand between them. Will love and myth collide to bring them together or tear them apart?
“Are you telling me, Muireann O’Malley, you don’t believe in taking risks for love?” he whispered, tangling his fingers into the hair at her nape.
“Have you never broken any hearts like the mermaid in that old tune?”
“Hmm…well, now, I might have.”
He listened to her breathe, and with every breath, his need for her wound tighter and begged for release. Ty touched the smooth skin of her throat where her pulse accelerated under his fingertips. He wanted to kiss her, but this was not the place. He would have to keep the tension all the way back to her cottage unless they went right to it here on the Leaba Leannán Sí. Somehow getting himself bare-arsed out here in thecold didn’t sound like the best way to impress her.
“What about you, Ty?”
She leaned back and watched his eyes. “Have you ever had your heart broken?”
She placed her hand on his chest and ran a finger down his breastbone. Electricity sizzled between them. He barely had the breath left to respond.
A word about the author...
Clare Austin submitted her first manuscript to a publisher at the age of eight years. She wishes she still had that rejection letter.
Many years and not a few stories later, with characters knocking at the inside of her cranium and begging to be released, Clare’s romantic comedy, Butterfly, was published. There followed a suspenseful sequel, Angel’s Share, and Hot Flash, a women’s fiction/romance for mature women and the men who love them.
Clare lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and enjoys her horses, playing her violin, and traveling to Ireland every summer.
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Clare will be awarding a print (US only) or digital copies (international) of the first two books in the series, Butterfly and Angel's Share to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.