As a former U.S.A.F. Pararescueman, Jeremy O’Brien is used to following orders, no questions asked. So, when Micah, his boss at Hamilton Security, asks him to take on a special case, he readily accepts. Micah’s instructions are simple, find the man in the picture and bring him back to Chicago.
Seven years ago, Zane Wilkinson left the hospital against doctor’s orders, only to suffer a final, devastating blow that left him with no choice but to leave the only place he’d called home. Feeling heartbroken and empty, Zane moved from town to town just trying to survive, while never letting anyone get too close.
In a chance encounter, Jeremy finds himself crossing paths with a man who fits Zane’s description. His instincts tell him that he’s on to something, but Micah warns him that he needs to be absolutely sure. Jeremy sets a plan in motion that will allow him to get closer to the man he believes to be Zane. However, the closer he gets, the more he likes the man and begins to question why he was sent to find him.
Will Jeremy be able to follow through with his orders without becoming too attached? Or will he realize that in his search for Zane, he’s found so much more than he bargained for?
Where Zane was FOUND.
*** This post contains spoilers for those who may not have read FOUND yet.
For quite some time, readers have been curious about what happened to Zane. Where did he go once he left the hospital? In Found, we finally find out his location as well as why he left. For those of you who have read it already, you know that while he traveled around for several years, Zane finally settled and found peace at Bradbury Lake.
My stories are very character driven. I listen to them and let them tell their story as they see fit. That being the case, I let Zane tell me where he was. He made it pretty clear from the beginning that he was somewhere peaceful. Yes, he was lonely and yes, he still missed Isaac terribly, but he’d finally found a place that brought him peace and he was, for the most part, happy. I could actually see him, floating on the lake in the early morning hours while staring up at Isaac’s star. Once he showed me that, I knew exactly where he was.
Bradbury Lake is a fictional name for a very real place. When I was growing up, my aunt owned a pay lake. I spent nearly every summer there and I would work in the bait shop and go night fishing. There were even contests held where the fishermen would try and catch Moby Dick. My aunt, who was the inspiration for Edith, was a strong, independent woman. She was hard-working, compassionate and protective of those she loved.
Like Edith, she had a dog named Bear who the vet swore should be put down because his lower jaw wouldn’t grow. She didn’t listen though and hand-fed him until he was able to eat on his own. Bear was cuddly and lovable and enjoyed a long and happy life. My aunt also had countless three-legged deer who lived on her property. I loved feeding and petting them.
As a kid, that lake was a magical place, where I was free to run, play, and touch squishy, slimy things. As a teenager, it was a peaceful place where I could relax and read along the water’s edge. As an adult, I miss my aunt and the carefree days I spent at her lake, but I feel so blessed to have such wonderful memories to cherish. I’m so glad that Zane allowed me to revisit that special place and I couldn’t have imagined a better location for him to fall in love.
He pulled up to the window and I watched him as he lifted his hips and dug his wallet out of his back pocket. The move shouldn’t have been sexy, but it planted images in my head of those hips rising up to meet mine and I had to swallow back a groan as I turned and looked out my own window. The guy was sexy as fuck, there was no denying that, but I could barely get him to look me in the eye or talk to me. If he knew the things I’d been thinking about him, I’d scare him away for sure.- Jeremy
I am married to my high school sweetheart who let’s face it, is a saint for putting up with me all of these years. Together we have been blessed with the chance to raise two amazing human beings and so far, we haven’t screwed it up; I’ll let you know for sure later. I love watching movies, cooking, going to the beach and spending time with my family and best friends. I am an obsessive reader who is a complete sucker for a good love story but loves to feel a broad range of emotions throughout a book. I think real life is hard enough and so my books offer twists and turns, but always with a happy ending.
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