Needless to say the story went through many incarnations but those first words stayed, though not at the very beginning book....
From his vantage point high on the cliff top, Jake could see Cassia across the beach, paddling through the shallow water as though she didn’t have a care in the world, bending occasionally to collect fragments from the sand. The cold water didn’t seem to bother her. She held her shoes in her hand as she danced through
the shallows. He smiled at the picture she made, the sun silhouetting her long legs through her flimsy, bohemian skirt.
A large wave surged up the beach, and Cassia was unexpect- edly knee-deep in the foam. She tipped her head back, and her flaxen hair cascaded down her back. He laughed aloud as she skipped away from the tide line, then turned back to the ocean. Counting the waves. She was the only person he knew who followed the ridiculous belief that the seventh wave was always the biggest.
Cassia! Welcome home.
Jake drew a long, relaxing breath, unable to drag his eyes away from her, and he started down the path to the beach. Her flawless skin was almost milk white from her time in the city, her body lithe and trim from working in her studio. He didn’t need to see her eyes; their dark, velvety depths haunted his dreams. Even from a distance, her charisma enveloped him—an innate sexiness she was totally unaware blending with her fey sense of belonging to the very ground she walked on.
He had to play this carefully, and he wasn’t sure he’d be able to. It had been difficult enough to stay away for the past eighteen months, to leave Cassia in Sydney believing that their life together was over...
So..two years on to celebrate TREE CHANGE is available on iTunes and Amazon for $0.99 cents.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
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