Hearts In The Sand
(JACT Book 2)
Jennifer L. Allen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The last several years of Trevor Monroeâ€™s life have been quite a rollercoaster. He has always been the responsible and dependable one, the one friends and siblings look to for advice, or help bailing themselves out of whatever mess theyâ€™ve gotten into. He has certainly earned a month-long vacation to North Carolinaâ€™s Outer Banks.
Sara Sands loves her life on the Outer Banks. Sure, the road to where she is today hasnâ€™t always been smooth, but she is the proud owner of a successful company, Sand Tours, doing what she loves, and she couldnâ€™t love her niece and nephew more if they were her own. Life is good.
Fate brings Trevor and Sara together and the chemistry between the two kindred spirits cannot be denied. Against both of their natures, they decide to just enjoy the month they have together before Trevor returns home with his family to record their next album and Sara will return to her normal routine of work and family.
Sparks fly and their bond grows overwhelmingly stronger, will they be able to part ways with their hearts intact when the month ends?
Just as Alex and Joey step out of the building, a muddy Jeep Wrangler comes rushing into the lot and jerks into a parking space, barking its tires. Muttered curse words in the most angelic of tones float across the parking lot and I canâ€™t tear my eyes, or ears, away from the spectacle if I tried.
The most beautiful woman Iâ€™ve ever seen gets out of said Jeep, slams the door, and kicks it for good measure. She tips her head back and closes her eyes, her full lips moving but I canâ€™t hear what sheâ€™s saying. I wish I could hear what she was saying.
I take a moment to completely check her out: long, tan legs, denim short-shorts, white tank top with pink bikini straps peeking out around her neck. Sheâ€™s barefoot, and something about that is sexy as hell. Her long, brown hair is in a thick braid down her back.
â€œHoly hot chick,â€ Alex says, not quietly, beside me.
Holy Hot Chick straightens herself out, her eyes zero in on our groupâ€”all staring in wonder nowâ€”probably wondering who had called her â€œhot chickâ€, then after staring at usâ€”at meâ€”for a good thirty seconds, huffs and storms into the building.
â€œBitches be crazy,â€ Alex says with a shrug, then hops in the back and begins arguing with Joey about who gets to sit across from Max. â€œSit across from your wife…Max wants to sit across from his favorite uncle. Donâ€™t ya buddy?â€
â€œTold you!â€ Alex laughs maniacally. I shake my head; the antics never seem to end.
The side door of the building pops open and the beautiful brunette from the Jeep appears. Smiling and confident, she walks right up to me and sticks her hand out.
â€œYou must be Mr. Monroe. Iâ€™m Sara, Iâ€™ll be your driver today.â€
Iâ€™m not entirely sure, but I think my jaw drops for a second before I take her hand and shake. What Iâ€™d really like to do is bring her hand up to my lips and kiss it like the goddess Iâ€™m positive she must be.
â€œTrevor. Please, call me Trevor. Mr. Monroe was my dad.â€ I smile, slightly stumbling over my words.
â€œThis is gonna be epic,â€ I hear Alex say in a stage whisper behind me. Sad thing is, he probably thought he was actually whispering.
â€œSorry about him,â€ I say, still shaking her hand. â€œSorry,â€™ I grimace, dropping her hand.
â€œItâ€™s okay,â€ she smiles. â€œI guess youâ€™re riding with me?â€ she asks, raising her brow and drawing my attention from her mouth to the most amazing blue eyes Iâ€™ve ever seen.
â€œYeah, Iâ€™m riding you. With you. Iâ€™m riding with you. Shit.â€ I tip my head back and close my eyes, very similar to how I just saw her a few minutes ago. â€œIâ€™m sorry,â€ I say, but Iâ€™m not sure she can hear me over Alex and Joeyâ€™s uproarious laughter from the back of the truck. I finally open my eyes and chance a look at her and see that sheâ€™s laughing a little, too.
â€œYouâ€™ll have to take me to dinner first,â€ she winks. â€œAs for the tour, why donâ€™t you get in the front seat while I check to make sure everyoneâ€™s seat belts are secure?â€
â€œCan you secure my seat belt for me?â€ Alex asks. â€œOw, what the helâ€”heck did you do that for?â€ Alex glares at Ally.
â€œBehave yourself!â€ she growls.
â€œChase, control your woman! Ow! Son of aâ€”! Switch with me Joe, sit across from your kid. Come on.â€
â€œYou think my wife wonâ€™t kick you?â€
â€œTrev, Iâ€™ll sit up front,â€ Alex says, making a move to rise.
â€œSorry,â€ Sara says, patting Alex on the shoulder. â€œTrevorâ€™s too tall to sit back here. Itâ€™s in the rule book.â€
â€œBut I was born a rule breaker, baby.â€ Alex says, waggling his eyebrows and giving his best grin.
â€œYou were not,â€ Ally interjects. â€œIf anyone was born a rule breaker, it was me.â€
â€œYou were slow. That hardly makes you a rule breaker.â€
â€œI was supposed to be first.â€
â€œAnd that just means youâ€™ve been failing to meet expectations since birth. Not that youâ€™re a rule breaker.â€
Ally glares at Alex, then looks at Chase expectantly. He rolls his eyes, but still elbows Alex in the side.
â€œOw, what was that for?â€
â€œStop disrespecting your sister. Youâ€™re being an ass.â€
â€œLanguage,â€ Evie calls out.
â€œSorry,â€ Chase says.
â€œShe started it,â€ Alex complains. â€œI only said I was born a rule breaker, sheâ€™s the one who started arguing with me.â€
â€œAre they always like this?â€ Sara asks me as we both take a seat in the cab.
â€œYes. At least once a day, every day.â€
â€œBrother and sister?â€ she asks.
â€œTwins.â€ I answer as I buckle my seat belt.
Her eyes dart up to mine with genuine interest, â€œReally?â€
â€œThatâ€™s so cool. My niece and nephew are fraternal twins.â€ She smiles that heart-stopping smile again and I swear my ability to form a sentence goes straight out the window. â€œEver since they were born Iâ€™ve been intrigued by research on twins and twin studies. Interesting stuff.â€
â€œWell, you donâ€™t want to research these twins. Trust me.â€
She laughs, and if her smile hadnâ€™t already knocked me on my ass, her laugh would have. It was ethereal, it suited her other angelic qualitiesâ€¦like her voice and her eyes and her smileâ€¦
â€œI sense there is a definite warning there,â€ she says, still laughing.
â€œYes. It says â€˜Proceed With Caution.â€™â€
â€œYouâ€™re funny, Trevor Monroe.â€ I love the way my full name rolls off her tongue. Sara puts the key in the ignition and turns on the truck. The rumble of the engine cuts off conversation in the back. She grabs a small, black, wireless device from the dash and clips it to the strap of her tank top. Iâ€™m completely mesmerized by her simple movements.
Sara taps the roof of the truck through her open window, pops it into gear, and weâ€™re off. She presses a button on the steering wheel and a red light blinks on the wireless device. When she speaks, her voice comes through the speakers.
â€œHey everyone, thanks for choosing Sand Tours. Iâ€™m Sara Sands, and Iâ€™ll be your guide today.â€
Â BUY LINKS
Hearts In The Sand (JACT 2)
Our Moon (JACT 1)
Â OTHER BOOK BY THE AUTHOR
Change of Heart
Jennifer lives in South Carolina with her husband and their three
fur-kids. She is in grad school, pursuing a Masters in Psychology for
Clinical Counseling. When she is not at work or taking classes, she is
either reading or writing. Books have always been her passion. She also
enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to new places, and
Please follow and like us: