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If You Were My Man

Francis Ray

St. Martin's Griffin

Nathalyia Fontaine has been the sole proprietor of the restaurant Fontaine since her husband died four years ago. She hasn't dated anyone in all those years, choosing not to open her heart again, or risk revealing her dark past. That is, until she meets Rafael Dunlap.

Rafael is a hostage negotiator with his own set of problems. Though he loves women, he vows he'll never marry because his job is just too unpredictable.  He can't imagine leaving a widow and children behind. But his thinking and game plan of loving and leaving changes when he meets Nathalyia. Though she tries to resist him, Rafael sweeps her into a whirlwind romance. When the unexpected happens, and Nathalyia is forced to keep it a secret, she ends things with Rafael before he can break her heart. But when Rafael is in harms way, will Nathalyia resolve to tell him the truth before it's too late? Or will past demons keep them apart forever?

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ONE Rafael Dunlap was running late.
He didn’t need to check his watch again to know he should have been at Fontaine fifteen minutes ago, which fortunately wouldn’t present a problem for the men waiting for him. They were off duty and reportedly in one of the best- stocked restaurant bars in Myrtle Beach.
Rafael would see for himself . . . if he could ever find a parking space. Coming off a grueling workweek, they were all entitled to relax and have a little fun.
All except Rafael.
As a hostage negotiator with SORT, the Special Operations Response Team for the Myrtle Beach
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    Can the best hostage negotiator in Myrtle Beach sweet-talk no-nonsense restaurant owner NATHALYIA FONTAINE into his bed? To win a friendly bet, RAFAEL DUNLAP is determined. But NATHALYIA insists she's "not on the menu!"

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"Ray, a prolific storyteller in the mode of Nora Roberts, demonstrates a veteran’s skill for crafting fascinating, soulful characters with believable motives and mishaps."--Publisher's Weekly on If You Were My Man
 
"An artful, sensual storytelling feat about a woman needing healing and a man with bridled passion."--Fresh Fiction on If You Were My Man

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Francis Ray

  • Francis Ray is the New York Times bestselling author of the Grayson novels, the Falcon books, the Taggart Brothers, and Twice the Tempation, among many other romances. Her novel Incognito was made into a movie aired on BET. A native Texan, she is a graduate of Texas Woman's University and has a degree in nursing. Besides a writer, she is a school nurse practitioner with the Dallas Independent School District. She lives in Dallas.
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