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My snippet comes from my August 17 release AMALFI AFFAIR (Navy Seals of Valor 1).
But first, here’s the blurb:
On a cycling tour through the Swiss Alps, CIA agent, Olivia Simpson, meets handsome Navy SEAL, Darryl Jennings. Her lust shifts into overdrive for this man on leave from missions he won’t discuss. A one night stands leads to a blissful week traveling the Amalfi Coast. Because of their secretive careers, their love affair is destined to end. Olivia immerses herself into her Intelligence work with memories of Darryl never far from the surface. When she receives a surprise phone call from him nine months later, she dashes off to meet him in Italy. Too late, she realizes the call had been made by an imposter to lure her into a trap.
Despite Darryl’s decision to end his relationship with Olivia, he returns to his missions in Afghanistan unable to shake her from his heart. Regret for letting her go gnaws at him until he decides to search for her. After following numerous dead end leads, he gives up on ever finding the elusive woman who stole his heart nine months prior. When he’s called in for a mission to rescue a high-level intelligence officer who’s been kidnapped, he realizes the woman in question is his Olivia. Pressure mounts as he becomes embroiled in a mission where the fate of his true love falls on his shoulders.
And here are some photos of the locations where the book takes you:
The Blue Grotto – Capri Island, Italy
Now that you’ve seen how romantic all this looks, let me share a little snippet with you…This scene happens at Fornillo Beach, which is a few minutes walk from the busier Positano beach. Darryl realizes he has fallen for Olivia, but still believes their situation can’t last because of his life as a Navy SEAL.
They stretched out their towels on an isolated patch of beach between two enormous boulders and sat down beside each other. Olivia sifted her hands through the pebbles. “Look, Darryl.” She picked up two small rounded pieces of terracotta tile. Both had blue paint on their surfaces. “How do you suppose these ended up here?”
He reached over and stroked her fingers, studying the tiles she held in her hand. “I’m not sure.”
Her gaze wandered to the pastel buildings that covered the hillsides. “Those cliffs are so steep. Maybe during a heavy rain, fragments of someone’s patio or ceramic pot were washed down the mountain and ended up down here.”
“Maybe you’re right. This place would be a hazard during a flood.” Darryl turned his attention to the pebbles, sifting his hands through them. “Oh, look what I found.” He held up a badly weathered Euro.
Olivia reached over and took it from his hand. “Can I use it to make a wish?”
She closed her eyes for a moment and rolled the coin between her fingers. Her lips curled up in a playful smile and she shifted her torso back, threw her weight forward and tossed the coin into the ocean. It landed with a splash on the crest of a wave.
Darryl knew what he would have wished for if he’d been the one tossing the coin. The impossible.
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