Monday, February 25, 2013

Keeper of My Heart by Darcy Flynn

Keeper of My Heart

Katie McCullough doesn’t know it, but Max Sawyer, the over confident, irritatingly handsome hotel developer who outbid her for the lighthouse property, is none other, than her mystery lighthouse sailor. The one man who captured her heart five years earlier, the one man who has since been the plumb line for every other unsuspecting male who has crossed her path. Unfortunately for Max, he doesn’t measure up either. 

Still reeling from losing the property she’d planned to call home, sparks fly when Katie assumes Max is turning her beloved lighthouse compound into one of his ‘Serenity Spa Resorts.” Outraged, Katie sets out on a mission to dismantle the property…and his plans. 

Except Max’s plans have absolutely nothing to do with hotels and everything to do with winning Katie’s heart


Bits of oyster shell spewed out from under the tires of Katie’s Jeep as it screeched to a halt. Without knocking, she stomped into the keeper’s house to find Max working on an open windowsill on the bottom floor.
     “So you’re in the hotel business.” Katie threw the sheaf of papers down on the table near where he was working.
     “Yes and good afternoon to you, too.” Max stopped for a brief moment then continued to sand the windowsill. “I see you’ve been doing some research.” His firm lips twitched.
     “If you think you are going to turn this,” she said, waving her arms through the air, “into one of your…Serenity Spa Inns, then you are dreaming Mister.”
     “Is that so?” Max straightened and his eyes locked with hers.
     “You bet. I’ll never let that happen.”
     His tawny eyes gave her a once over. “And you think you’re big enough to stop me?”
     “Yes,” she spat out, “Don’t think I can’t. I’ll rally the entire town if I have to. This is not what the council agreed to when they accepted your bid.”
     Max’s brown eyes turned glacial. “Careful Angel. That sounds like a threat. If it is, you’ll come off the worse for it.”
     Katie inhaled sharply. “You may have been master of all you commanded but you won’t master me.”
     Max stopped working and turned toward her. Even in her anger, Katie noticed his shirt, unbuttoned and clinging to his muscular form with the sweat of his labor, his forearms glistening with perspiration mingled with tiny particles of wood shavings.  
     “Maybe we should put that to the test?” he drawled.
     “There’s no maybe about it.” Inhaling sharply, Katie gathered up her papers and stormed out of the house.

Darcy Flynn
Darcy Flynn

Darcy Flynn’s life is a gumbo world. Take a little New Orleans heritage, some art, music, dance and add a lot of love and time to simmer and all you have is spice, flavor, and a memory of something so fine you can't wait for another helping. Her fiction is a few B&Bs, a couple lighthouses, a bit of moon magic and a lot of problems mixed with a healthy portion of sweet romance. Add a dash of sizzle and a lot of sass and all that's left is magic.
Darcy’s debut novel, Keeper of My Heart, is available on Amazon, B&N and Soul Mate Publishing. Visit Darcy at
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Jen's Review
Cute story -

Katie has had things rough in her life, but one thing she always was able to fall back on, was her love for her sailor. Even though it has been years, she still held on to that phantom of a guy she fell in love with.

When Max met with Katie at first, he didn't recognize the beautiful woman she had become. And that mouth! Since when did she get so sassy!?!

Katie lost a lot in her life, and she tried hard to hold onto the things that mattered the most to her. After her parents died, she and her brother Davy went to live with Pop - Pop is getting old now and needs her help. She had planned on buying the Light Station and having him move in with her. She spent years keeping the Light Station in tip top shape, so she was beyond shocked with Max waltzed into town and bid over her for the Light Station!

Katie was so shocked she didn't know what to do! And when she and her BFF Jill found out he was rich because he bought up old historical buildings and turned them into 5 star hotels, She was freaked out! There was no way she'd let him turn her special place into a hotel. She had too much at stake!

Trying to sabotage his plans she decided to take things into her hands.

But that only lead to backfiring on Katie. Because Max knew right from the start it was her doing, and then he actually had the gull to have her arrested!

Luckily for Katie, Max dropped the charges, but not without his own conditions. Conditions that Katie had no other option but to agree with.

These two had a special relationship. only Max knew who Katie was, but Katie had no idea that Max was her Sailor.
Max is learning more about Katie, And the more he learns about her, the more he's seeing someone different than the girl he knew years ago....

Way cute story - I really enjoyed the light house effects - the small town and the cute little moments these two stole when they thought no one was looking :)

Happy Reading

1 comment:

Darcy Flynn said...

Thanks for having me on your blog today, ladies! Jen thanks for your wonderful review!