Choices (Pippa #1) (Paperback)
At seventeen years old, Lorelei Starke was America's hope for gymnastic gold. A car crash cost her full use of her leg, a damaged voice and years of surgeries and physical therapy. Because of the hounding of the media, pity and sympathy of friends and family, and the scars on heart and body, she retreated to the country and her aunt's house to recover, to build a new life for herself. Financially secure, challenged by her career in computer game design, she was content. If she longed for more, no one but she knew.Alex Kane, Atlanta computer software executive, had pursued personal success with single minded determination. He had taken on all comers in a highly competitive field and won. He was at the top of his game and he wasn't ready to even take a vacation until a physical exam highlighted what he was doing to his body. This was one battle he couldn't afford to lose and it was the only battle he wanted to deny. A wrong turn, a rundown house and a lost dog brought the woman out of the fog, a woman who didn't speak. Her daily ride, a ritual that was as necessary as breathing, was interrupted by curses and a man.Alex didn't fit her world. Lorelei couldn't live in his. Was living for the moment all that was possible?
Lacey Dancer is one of the pen names for Sydney Clary a.k.a. Sara Chance, Sherry Carr and Sydney A. Clary. She is an award winning author; Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Best All Around Series Author, 2 Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards, and 2 Woman of the Year Awards just to name a few. Although she is best known for her contemporary romance, she has also published two historical fiction novels. To date, she has sold thirty-two books and been published in 100 countries and 21 languages. Under the Kismet line of romances, she was one of the first American romance writers to publish in China. Lacey makes her home in northern Florida on a farm that she shares with three donkeys, three dogs and about six thousand pine trees. Travel is a hobby and research but home is always waiting with its open spaces and clear skies.