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Soft Shoulders
Soft Shoulders
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Drive Me Crazy Snowbound and stranded in the Berkshire Mountains just days before a Christmas visit with the family, Tori Adams' holiday vacation has taken a turn for the worse. Until rescue comes in a big rig, manhandled by a denim-and-flannel clad trucker with an offer of hot coffee and a cozy cab. How could Tori refuse to share the open road, the cold nights...and a warm embrace? Rugged Zach Endicott has had his share of roadside adventures...but none of them have provided the comfort of the pretty passenger obviously in need of some good cheer and Christmas spirit. And Zach has the time, and the desire, to give it. With nothing but a moonlit highway ahead of them, the next stop on their road to romance could be...true love.
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Drive Me Crazy

Snowbound and stranded in the Berkshire Mountains just days before a Christmas visit with the family, Tori Adams' holiday vacation has taken a turn for the worse. Until rescue comes in a big rig, manhandled by a denim-and-flannel clad trucker with an offer of hot coffee and a cozy cab. How could Tori refuse to share the open road, the cold nights...and a warm embrace?

Rugged Zach Endicott has had his share of roadside adventures...but none of them have provided the comfort of the pretty passenger obviously in need of some good cheer and Christmas spirit. And Zach has the time, and the desire, to give it. With nothing but a moonlit highway ahead of them, the next stop on their road to romance could be...true love.

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"Hello? Any dead people in there?" Zach Endicott peered through the back window of the abandoned Nova. A large mound covered with a small quilt lay lifeless in the back seat. A mound large enough to be a body. He knocked on the glass. "I stopped by to see if you needed help...you okay in there?"

When Zach got no response, he thought the worst. There could definitely be a body back there. Maybe they froze to death. Or maybe the person fell asleep with the car running and died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Whatever the case, the last thing he needed was to discover any type of body right now. He couldn't afford to lose time on the open road, not with his delivery deadline looming.

He noticed the unlocked door on the passenger's side. After brushing the accumulating snow from the handle, he opened it. He reached over the seat and tugged at the quilt, readying himself for the worst. The covering fell away, revealing a stuffed duffel bag and a few Christmas presents. Relieved, he shut the door and thrust his gloveless hands into the warmth of his pockets.

Curious, he set his sights on the Nova's propped-up hood. He poked his head underneath and searched for any signs of engine damage. Although nothing looked foreboding in moonless night, he could certainly smell the presence of a hazard.

"Get back or I'll mace you!" From out of the darkness, a tiny female figure materialized with arms extended, clutching a miniature-sized can aimed at his head.

Zach flinched. His head riveted up and struck the car's hood with a neck breaking thud. Cursing, he pulled away as the old hood sliced the air and slammed shut. The tiny woman let out an involuntary shriek and sprung around the side of the car. Zach, too, jumped back, lost his footing, and fell hard.

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Soft Shoulders is a true roller coaster ride of emotion.

About Kimberly

Kimberly Llewellyn is the author of eight contemporary novels. Before becoming a full-time writer she did the theatre thing, the modeling thing, and the pageant thing. She lives in the greater Tampa Bay Area with her husband and son.

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