Girl in the Water

Written by Dana Marton
Category: · Romance

He doesn’t mind breaking rules, just never his own. Rule #1: You don’t seduce the woman you protect.

“Freaking amazing!” “…a brilliant story of courage, hope, and love…” “…fun, fast-paced, and emotionally satisfying…”

After the death of his wife and twin sons, Army vet Ian Slaney is a shadow of his former self. On the path of self-destruction, only his best friend’s disappearance in South America pulls Ian back from the ledge. He rushes to Brazil, only to discover that his friend was murdered. The single lead in the case is also the single biggest obstacle–Daniela, a mysterious beauty very much in need of protection, with a host of secrets hidden in a dark past. As the two of them track down clues and try to untangle an impossible case, they draw the attention of all the wrong people, and danger follows them back to the US.

Ian wants the murderers. Daniela wants Ian to acknowledge the hot sparks of passion between them. But convincing Ian to set aside his protective instincts proves more difficult than teaching a water buffalo to tap dance.

FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:

“Marton’s tense nail-biter of a contemporary romantic thriller spans two continents and several years as American Ian and Brazilian Daniela join forces to find the man who killed Ian’s former army buddy, Finch. The story comes to life with descriptions as lush and colorful as the wild Amazonian jungle where Daniela lives a hand-to-mouth existence with her mother.

At 15, Daniela is forced into prostitution. Years go by and eventually she’s sold to Finch as a housekeeper and sexual slave. After he is murdered by a mysterious man, a terrified Daniela hides out in his home, which is where Ian finds her when he goes looking for his friend. Since she’s the only one who can identify Finch’s killer, the two form an uneasy alliance. Ian vows to protect Daniela from all men, including himself, which becomes a problem as she begins to fall in love with him.

Marton succeeds with an edgy mix of love and danger.” (Quarter-finalist for the BookLife Prize in Fiction)”

This is one epic love story you won’t want to miss!

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