Stranger in the Storm
This was my first novel--actually a novella and so published only as an ebook. It won First Place in the "Suspense Short" category in the National Excellence in Story Telling contest for 2021.
After she discovers the abusive side of his personality, Janet Mitchell leaves the professor who swept her off her feet. Will she discover the same darkness in Wes, the handsome young man who rescues her during a hurricane?
Years before, Wes Corbett vowed not to get romantically involved again, fearing anyone close to him might be harmed by his brother William, a born criminal. Now as he weathers the storm with Janet, their mutual attraction becomes clear. Can he keep that vow--even though he knows William is on the loose and may be headed directly for them?
From Amazon reviews of Stranger in the Storm:
“Stranger in the Storm is a mix of romance, thriller, and psychology (managing violence). Patricia McAlexander takes the romance genre and updates it for us.”
“Stranger in the Storm keeps the reader riveted from start to finish.”
“I sat on my front deck happily lost in Stranger in the Storm to the last sentence.”
"A page-turning thriller and love story with engaging characters and powerfully drawn settings."
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