Tour Stop, Excerpt & Giveaway: The Marine’s Return by Rula Sinara

Title: The Marine’s Return by Rula Sinara
From Kenya, With Love Series Book Six
Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 384 pages


He can’t be her hero…

But he made a promise to keep her safe

Wounded marine Chad Corallis just wants to be left alone. Until he discovers his best friend’s very pregnant widow is in danger. A dedicated nurse, she refuses to leave her Serengeti medical clinic when it’s threatened by poachers. Chad is honor-bound to protect her, but who will save him from falling for his best friend’s wife?

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“There’s nothing out here for you, Lexi. There could be a dangerous man on the loose and, even if there wasn’t, there’s wildlife and—”

“To me, everything is out here. But I don’t owe you any explanations. It’s my life and I’m not an idiot or some damsel in distress— Ah. Don’t say it.” She held up a finger to shut him up. “For the record. I did not faint. And you can add to that record what’s not out here. There aren’t school shootings or drugs being sold on the corner or on the playground. There aren’t bullies, or peer pressures, or social media. And there aren’t reckless drivers. Danger comes in many forms. I know what I’m doing. And if you ever…ever…accuse me of not putting my child first I’ll take your—”

“Sorry. I’m sorry, that comment went too far.”

“You bet it did.” She stormed off toward the jeep muttering something he was probably better off not hearing.

He was getting too tied up in all this. Agreeing to come here had been a mistake. Staying here for even one night would be hell. Purgatory. A punishment he deserved, maybe, but he’d promised to protect her. Getting her out of here was the fastest way to make good on that promise. There was no way he could stick around longer than that.

She was too aggravating and stone-headed.

And she thinks you’re good-looking.

Why did that matter? It didn’t. It shouldn’t. It was just that she’d never mentioned the scars on his face, his limp or his missing arm. She seemed to look right past all of it, and that got to him. Did he want her to notice? Did he need her to acknowledge what he’d been through and how he was suffering? He abhorred pity yet, at the same time, did he want it? Expect it?

He closed his eyes and exhaled. She wasn’t like everyone else. Something about her unsettled him. Perplexed him. But he knew one thing with certainty—the more time he spent around Lexi Galen, the more chance he’d end up dragging her through hell with him.

Author Bio

National and USA Today Bestselling author Rula Sinara lives in rural Virginia with her family and crazy but endearing pets. She loves organic gardening, attracting wildlife to her yard, planting trees, raising backyard chickens and drinking more coffee than she’ll ever admit to. Rula’s writing has earned her a National Readers Choice Award and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, among other honors. You can discover more about Rula at her blog A Writer’s Rush, on Twitter, on Facebook as RulaSinaraAuthor or on her website, where you can also sign up for her newsletter.

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– Autographed print copies of the first three books of the ‘From Kenya, With Love’ series – The Promise of Rain, After the Silence and Through the Storm.
– A set of three, 15x15in canvas tote bags featuring the first 3 covers of the ‘From Kenya, With Love’ series.
– A 12×18 Harlequin Heartwarming tote bag
– A ‘Teenie Beanie Baby’ (TY trademark) elephant named ‘Peanut’
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3 Responses to Tour Stop, Excerpt & Giveaway: The Marine’s Return by Rula Sinara

  1. Ane

    Thanks for this captivating novel which I would enjoy. The story sounds lovely. Great excerpt.

  2. Judy Thomas

    Loved the excerpt. It looks awesome.