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Rescuing Lacey

The climate isn't the only thing in Costa Rica that's hot.

Lacey Sommers finds herself in the rainforests of Costa Rica in a last-ditch effort to save her job with a nature magazine. Her mission: photograph the endangered frogs of Central America. Not exactly a plum assignment for a photojournalist who’s covered two wars in the Middle East, and Lacey arrives with a chip on her shoulders and something to prove. But she is still haunted by a photo assignment that almost got her killed and left her with a scar that serves as a constant reminder. 

Luke Hancock has been hired as the guide, driver, and pilot for a female nature photographer, and with a name like Lacey, she’s bound to be a delicate diva. But her name, and all it implies, doesn’t fit the woman he picks up at the airport. Tall, tanned, and muscular, no one could accuse Lacey of being delicate. Even so, Luke recognizes the pain and fear buried beneath her tough exterior, because he too hides his own emotional scars, but beneath a devil-may-care façade.

The sexual spark between them is immediate, but it doesn’t take long for their mutual attraction to descend into mutual dislike. One thing is for sure, spending two months in almost-constant company will either further ignite their animosity . . . or their passions.



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In addition to the lush settings, an endlessly amusing cast of characters awaits readers inside Rescuing Lacey. 

The pages are full to bursting with good humor and real, heartwarming relationships. ~ Home Magazine


Rebecca Heflin not only writes wonderful characters, her descriptions of Costa Rica are rich and vibrant, making one feel as they were there too.  Not only that, the sexual tension between Luke and Lacey is exquisite.  It grabs one by the throat and keeps the reader turning those pages! The story is a bit predictable, losing it half a star, but don't let that be a deterrent. This story is sweet at times, romantic and sexy at others and assuredly, well worth the read!!! ~ InD'tale Magazine


Every word used was carefully chosen to pull the reader into the story, piquing his interest more into checking the wonderful country out. If you are still deciding whether or not to spend a week in Costa Rica, this novel will make the decision for you. ~


This was a beautifully told story. I love it when an author can transport you to another place, another time -- something that requires so much description that they have to paint a picture for you like you've never been there. . . . The detail that she painted for me just flowed and there were times I felt like I was really there. ~ The Romance Reviews 



Winner, 2013 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence

Winner, 2013 Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Award

Award of Merit, 2013 Holt Medallion

Finalist, 2013 Published Maggie Award for Excellence

Finalist, 2013 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence             

Honorable Mention, 2013 Show Me Your Covers Contest

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