Shelter from the Storm, a short story
by Patricia Ryan
A 24-page story from The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance, 2011, plus excerpts from three contemporary romance/women's fiction novels by Patricia Ryan. When a handsome stranger rescues Maryann from a storm, she let him think she’s a prostitute. A night of abandoned, no-strings lovemaking might be just what the jilted schoolteacher needs—if only she can keep from falling for her sexy rescuer.