GENRE: ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
by C. Quinn DeMar
Nearly everyone experiences fear or a phobia. For Dr. Teresa Santos (Tess), it’s a fear of falling in love. All the eligible guys who enter her life are drunks or pill poppers. She trusts no one and makes a career of alleviating the suffering caused by substance abuse to atone for the deaths caused by her father’s drunk driving accident.
Michael Smith, an up-and-coming financial whiz, fears falling, physically and metaphorically. He’s let everyone in his life down, especially his father. Who will believe in him? Who can he trust? Just as he recognizes his self-worth, he winds up a suspect in a financial swindling scheme. Rather than take the fall, he runs away.
Tess and Michael’s worlds collide when he tumbles from a cliff while hiking, and Tess must choose whether to take him to the hospital against his wishes or tend to his wounds at her home. Can Michael finally be the one she can trust?