IT’S TIME TO GET TAINTED!
Tainted: Lance & Mary by Tess Thompson is LIVE.
One career-ending mistake sends Lance Mullen home to Cliffside Bay in search of a fresh start. And in no time at all, home begins to feel like the place he was always meant to be. With his beautiful new beach house, his friends and family close by, and a profitable business to grow, life really is good. That is until his heart tries to wreck everything… again.
After losing her mother, child and marriage, Mary Hansen has built a nearly impenetrable wall around her heart. She’s convinced her dream job, a few growing friendships, and a never-ending stream of books to fill her evenings are enough for a contented if not all together joyous life. Though she’s on guard not to get too close to anyone, one careless moment with Lance will shatter her prospects for an uncomplicated future.
The fifth installment of The Cliffside Bay Series by bestselling author Tess Thompson follows the interwoven stories of five best friends, the beach community they love, and the women who captivate them. Prepare to get lost in a wave of small town charm, men you would love to take home to your mother, and smart, resilient heroines you wished lived next door.
Like most of her characters, Tess Thompson hails from a small town and will always feel like a small town girl, despite the fact she’s lived in Seattle for over twenty-five years. She loves music and dancing, books and bubble baths, cooking and wine, movies and snuggling. She cries at sappy commercials and thinks kissing in the rain should be done whenever possible. Although she tries to act like a lady, there may or may not have been a few times in the last several years when she’s gotten slightly carried away watching the Seattle Seahawks play, but that could also just be a nasty rumor.
She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her brand new husband, the hero of her own love story, and their Brady Bunch clan of two sons, two daughters and five cats, all of whom keep her too busy, often confused, but always amazed. Yes, that’s four kids and five cats. Pray for her.
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Mary is still reeling from the blows that she has been dealt including the loss of her mother, the loss of her baby, a cheating ex and a father who is starting a new life. She is feeling alone and has put up walls to keep others away so that she doesn’t get hurt again.
Lance returned to Cliffside after getting involved with the wrong woman resulted in the loss of his job. He and Mary are friends however he wants more and now he just needs to convince her.
Their road to happiness is not without its obstacles as Mary’s past drives her to an action that places a rift between them but the patience and understanding of Lance shows why they are meant to be. This is an emotional story of love, grief and new beginnings and it was great to catch up with all the characters in this wonderful series.