He was supposed to be resting at a beachside retreat and unwinding from the stress of his job. He wasn't supposed to be wanting her in ways that had nothing to do with the job.
Betsy has worked with John Davenport for four years, and she's always been an efficient, practical member of his crisis response team. He might be brilliant, attractive, and good-hearted, but he's also driven, rather grumpy, and emotionally unavailable. Plus, he's never looked at her with any interest other than a friend and co-worker. No one has ever really been interested in her. She's never been the kind of woman that men fall for.
No matter how much she loves her job with an international relief organization, she knows she can't do it forever. But as soon as she begins thinking toward a different future, John starts to respond to her in a completely new way.
Maybe it's just a temporary feeling, prompted by some much needed downtime. Or maybe they've had more in their hearts than they've ever admitted.
Relinqiush is the first book in the Balm in Gilead series, a spin-off from the Willow Park series about couples who fall in love in a physical and spiritual rest center on the North Carolina coast called Balm in Gilead.
- Original Title:Relinquish (Balm in Gilead #1)
- Author:Noelle Adams
- Rating:6.98 / 10
- Publisher:Published May 10th 2017
“Why is that person riding a horse on the side of the road?”
John’s question was sharp, skeptical, causing Betsy to jump in surprise. She’d thought he’d dozed off in the passenger seat as she drove, but he clearly wasn’t asleep now.
She’d just pulled over into the oncoming traffic lane to steer clear of a woman on a black mare, walking peacefully down the road. She glanced into the rearview mirror to get another glimpse of the horse. “I guess she has somewhere to go.”
“So she rides a horse on a busy road.”
“Horses are big here. There are wild horses up in Corolla. You can’t get there to see them without a four-wheel drive.”
“That wasn’t a wild horse.”
“I know. I’m just saying. People like horses here.”
John shook his head and muttered, “Si...