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Bluewater Blues

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Bluewater Blues

A Bluewater Bay Novel
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Bonding over the blues is just the start — if they can learn to trust each other.

Jack Daley left his music career behind — along with his domineering father — and is struggling to make a new life for himself and his autistic sister in Bluewater Bay. When a summer storm sweeps a handsome stranger into his general store, Jack is more than ready for a fling. No strings attached, because Jack can't share the secrets he and his sister are hiding from. Unfortunately, his feelings refuse to stay casual.

Mark Keao is married to his job as a costume designer on Wolf's Landing. He's autistic, so he's used to people not knowing how to interact with him, but that doesn't mean he wants to be a hermit. Especially when he meets Jack Daley, who dances with brooms, shares his love of the blues, and gets him like no one else. But relationships have proven complicated in the past.

Just when Mark is ready to try anyway, Jack pulls back. But Mark isn't giving up, and neither is Jack's sister. And then there's the music both men love, bringing them together time and again. It will take trust, though, to bring them together for good.

Bonding over the blues is just the start — if they can learn to trust each other.

Jack Daley left his music career behind — along with his domineering father — and is struggling to make a new life for himself and his autistic sister in Bluewater Bay. When a summer storm sweeps a handsome stranger into his general store, Jack is more than ready for a fling. No strings attached, because Jack can't share the secrets he and his sister are hiding from. Unfortunately, his feelings refuse to stay casual.

Mark Keao is married to his job as a costume designer on Wolf's Landing. He's autistic, so he's used to people not knowing how to interact with him, but that doesn't mean he wants to be a hermit. Especially when he meets Jack Daley, who dances with brooms, shares his love of the blues, and gets him like no one else. But relationships have proven complicated in the past.

Just when Mark is ready to try anyway, Jack pulls back. But Mark isn't giving up, and neither is Jack's sister. And then there's the music both men love, bringing them together time and again. It will take trust, though, to bring them together for good.

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    Chapter One

    Jack

    The water ran in sheets down the big shop window, blurring the street beyond. Not that there was anything to see. The rain seemed to have swept every living soul in Bluewater Bay, tourists and movie people included, into the sea. "We might as well lock up," Jack said, half to himself.

    His sister's reply came instantly. "No."

    He wasn't surprised. They still had thirty minutes to go until six, and Margaret didn't do spontaneous early closings.

    It had been piddling on and off all day, promising relief from the unusual August heat, and now it was just plain pouring. "Not a soul's going to be out in this."

    "No," her voice came again from the back office. He couldn't see her through the doorway behind the counter, but she'd been curled up in the armchair with her e-reader last time he'd checked.

    He shrugged and resigned himself to half an hour of boredom. The specialty mustard jars on the shelf by the door didn't really need straightening, but it passed the time. He didn't have to count the cash to know that it had been a lousy day for Your Daley Bread sales-wise. Besides, counting the cash was Margaret's thing; no need to butt in and upset her.

    When the bell above the door chimed, he turned with relief, only to feel his smile freeze in place when he recognized the rounded shoulders under the ivory lace blouse. "Good evening, Mrs. Grissom. What can I get for you?"

    She held up a gnarled finger, shook out her umbrella on the tiles, shoved it in the stand by the door, then started digging in her purse. "Just a minute. I wrote a list. I have it here somewhere. I did put it in here, I remember." Calcified was the word that jumped into his mind as he was watching her. And not only because of her ancient physique.

    He waited until she'd found her list in the pocket of her vest and handed it to him, then he read it out loud to double-check it was the right one.

    At detergent, Margaret called out, "No laundry."

    The laundry detergent was one of the items still shrink-wrapped on the delivery pallet in the backyard because he hadn't had his knife when the truck came, and then had forgotten about it.

    "It's dish detergent," Mrs. Grissom said, pointing to her list as if it were written there.

    "Coming up directly." There was a brief silence as Jack collected all her items on the counter, mentally bracing himself for her next words. She never failed to comment on Margaret. And now Margaret had actually dared to say something in her presence.

    And sure enough, as he rang up her groceries she said, "Don't you think she'd be happier in a home?"

    So very hard to keep his voice neutral. "She is home."

    Mrs. Grissom tittered. Most annoying sound in the universe. "Oh, yes, no, I mean one of those places where people like her can be properly taken care of. Maybe even have a job of sorts."

    Jack gritted his teeth. "She has a job. She's the accountant for this business and a much better bookkeeper than I am."

    Another titter. "Oh, you're too good. I was just trying to help."

    "I'm sure you were, Mrs. Grissom, bless your heart."

    She looked undecided for a moment. His voice giving him away, maybe? But, patently unfamiliar with that Southern slight, she eventually took the smile that was threatening to break his jaw at face value and patted his hand.

    After she'd left, Jack stood braced against the counter for several long minutes, blindly staring at the rain-sheeted door, trying to unclench his jaw, trying to block the memories that defending Margaret always kicked loose.

    The scent of...

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