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Just a Kiss

Denise Hunter

Riley Callahan’s plans to reveal his secret feelings for his best friend are ruined when his life is drastically altered in Afghanistan. Watching the love of his life falling for his brother was enough to send Riley straight to boot camp. But over a year later, he’s officially a marine, and Beau and Paige are no longer an item. When Riley’s tour in Afghanistan is up, he intends to confess his feelings to Paige and win his best friend’s heart once and for all. But all that changes when an IED takes the life of a comrade and leaves Riley an amputee. Now he’s heading home, injured and troubled. His plans to win Paige are a distant dream. She deserves so much more than the man that’s left. All he can do now is put some healthy distance between them. But upon his return he discovers his family has arranged for him to stay with Paige. Paige is a nurturer at heart and happy to take care of her best buddy. By all appearances he’s adjusting miraculously well to his disability. But as the days pass, Paige begins to see that the smiles and laughter are just a mask for the pain he’s hiding. He has nightmares and mood swings, and his unwavering independence keeps him from accepting help from anyone, including her. To make matters worse, her job is in serious jeopardy. The animal shelter that she’s poured her heart into has lost its funding, and she has three months to come up the money needed to save it. As the weeks wear on with the two in such close proximity, Paige’s feelings for Riley begin to shift into unchartered territory. Why is she suddenly noticing his corded arm muscles and the way his lips curl at the corners? Will she be able to deny her feelings for another Callahan brother? And will Riley let his heart heal so he can let Paige in?

Riley Callahan’s plans to reveal his secret feelings for his best friend are ruined when his life is drastically altered in Afghanistan. Watching the love of his life falling for his brother was enough to send Riley straight to boot camp. But over a year later, he’s officially a marine, and Beau and Paige are no longer an item. When Riley’s tour in Afghanistan is up, he intends to confess his feelings to Paige and win his best friend’s heart once and for all. But all that changes when an IED takes the life of a comrade and leaves Riley an amputee. Now he’s heading home, injured and troubled. His plans to win Paige are a distant dream. She deserves so much more than the man that’s left. All he can do now is put some healthy distance between them. But upon his return he discovers his family has arranged for him to stay with Paige. Paige is a nurturer at heart and happy to take care of her best buddy. By all appearances he’s adjusting miraculously well to his disability. But as the days pass, Paige begins to see that the smiles and laughter are just a mask for the pain he’s hiding. He has nightmares and mood swings, and his unwavering independence keeps him from accepting help from anyone, including her. To make matters worse, her job is in serious jeopardy. The animal shelter that she’s poured her heart into has lost its funding, and she has three months to come up the money needed to save it. As the weeks wear on with the two in such close proximity, Paige’s feelings for Riley begin to shift into unchartered territory. Why is she suddenly noticing his corded arm muscles and the way his lips curl at the corners? Will she be able to deny her feelings for another Callahan brother? And will Riley let his heart heal so he can let Paige in?
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Riley Callahan’s plans to reveal his secret feelings for his best friend are ruined when his life is drastically altered in Afghanistan. Watching the love of his life falling for his brother was enough to send Riley straight to boot camp. But over a year later, he’s officially a marine, and Beau and Paige are no longer an item. When Riley’s tour in Afghanistan is up, he intends to confess his feelings to Paige and win his best friend’s heart once and for all. But all that changes when an IED takes the life of a comrade and leaves Riley an amputee. Now he’s heading home, injured and troubled. His plans to win Paige are a distant dream. She deserves so much more than the man that’s left. All he can do now is put some healthy distance between them. But upon his return he discovers his family has arranged for him to stay with Paige. Paige is a nurturer at heart and happy to take care of her best buddy. By all appearances he’s adjusting miraculously well to his disability. But as the days pass, Paige begins to see that the smiles and laughter are just a mask for the pain he’s hiding. He has nightmares and mood swings, and his unwavering independence keeps him from accepting help from anyone, including her. To make matters worse, her job is in serious jeopardy. The animal shelter that she’s poured her heart into has lost its funding, and she has three months to come up the money needed to save it. As the weeks wear on with the two in such close proximity, Paige’s feelings for Riley begin to shift into unchartered territory. Why is she suddenly noticing his corded arm muscles and the way his lips curl at the corners? Will she be able to deny her feelings for another Callahan brother? And will Riley let his heart heal so he can let Paige in?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Not Yet Available

Length:

8h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:11


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

21:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:10


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

11:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:42