Retrograde is the first book in the new series – Flight HA1710 – from Love Lane books. Book #1 is by RJ Scott. See below for an excerpt and a giveaway.
Co-Pilot Lachlan Donaghue wakes up in hospital, a survivor of the crash of Flight HA1710, with memory loss and the suspicion that he could be at fault for the tragic accident. When everything becomes too much he goes home to hide, back to the small Scottish town he grew up in and to his family home.
Rory Kendrick watches the news, sees every hour of the disaster unfold but never thinks that Lachlan was in the middle of it all. Or that his friend will be forced to come back home to hide and to heal. What Lachlan needs is a friend, not a lover, but sometimes the lines are just too blurred to make any sense.
It was a summer night, but Lachlan was soaked to the bone. He could have the start of hypothermia, or worse, he could be injured and Rory wouldn’t know where to even start looking past the small cuts and bruises on Lachlan’s body. Part of him wished he had demanded to talk to the doctor himself, but he’d been so eager to get Lachlan away from it all.
“Stay,” Lachlan murmured. His voice was so low that at first Rory hadn’t heard a thing. Then Lachlan repeated “Stay.”
What happened in the plane? Why can’t Lachlan remember any of it?
So many questions: Had Lachlan been told that any of the passengers behaved inappropriately? Had anyone created a scene, whether it was passengers or crew? Were there enough cabin crew to check if something had been happening on the plane? Was Lachlan happy with security at the airport? Did the pilots ever feel threatened or unsafe?
But what was the point if Lachlan had no memories at all? And when he sat next to Lachlan, and Lachlan simply curled into him, Rory concluded that questions would have to wait.
As Lachlan lay on him, Rory skimmed Google on his phone, looking up hypothermia, checking the news. There was no sign of shivering now from Lachlan, and there was nothing in the news about a missing pilot. Both were good things. He laid his phone on the table and one-handedly poured a small amount of whiskey into a glass. Without words he encouraged Lachlan to sip at it. Whether that was a good thing or not, he didn’t know, and he wished he’d googled it, but generations of Kendrick mothers swore by the restorative heat of Irish whiskey, and who was he to argue with Irish mothers?
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About the Author
RJ Scott has been writing since age six, when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies. She was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.
As an avid reader herself, she can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, her first real true love will always be the world of romance where she takes cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and writes dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men.
With over seventy titles to her name and counting, she is the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway. She is also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.
Her goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.
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