The Red Heart

by Emily Hussey

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Kathy Sullivan has no time for relationships. Taking up a new job as company pilot in 1980’s Alice Springs, she's focussed on developing her career. She didn't plan for the impact encounters with Alex Woodleigh would have on her. Each occasion resulted in conflict, so why does she feel the way she does?

Still mourning the death of his childhood friend, Alex is affronted at the thought of a city woman stepping into the dead man's shoes. He's conflicted between loyalty to a mate, and the increasing attraction to a woman who gives as good as she gets.

When they are paired up on a fire-spotting flight, the heat between them rises to a level Kathy never expected. When Alex is claimed by his attractive neighbour, Kathy feels she’s been played for a fool. She vows to avoid him in future, if she can. In the face of disaster, Alex is forced to acknowledge the basis for his actions. Is it too late to convince Kathy his motivations are genuine?