The Outsider, by Galia Ryan: A Dashing Drifter Meets a Restless Policewoman
He was a dangerous intruder, but the threat was only to her heart.
The Outsider (100 pages) is an erotic romance by Galia Ryan.
Cassie Jonsson is a pretty blonde police officer in the small town of Winslow. She has never traveled and has given up on love, settling for an affair with a married co-worker. As the only woman, she is often given the odd jobs, in this case checking out an old house the locals believe is haunted because the owner hung himself in the barn.
The McAllister house is indeed haunted, but not by a ghost. Prophet is a living, breathing, ruggedly handsome former vet, a drifter whose life is in limbo. He awakens something primal in Cassie, a boundless desire that blinds her to the dangers both psychological and physical of bedding a stranger, even one as beautiful as Prophet.
5 Stars: “The combination of the imagery of the author’s writing and the sex scenes made for an exciting reading experience and the reason I’ve given Ms. Ryan 5 stars.”
—Robin Leigh Morgan for The Romance Reviews
“Nothing butters my muffin better than a tale of men in and out of uniform! Here we have a vet and a female police officer! Let the fun commence! Nothing more enticing than an erotic encounter with a stranger. I really enjoyed the set up.” Read more….
—Madame JoJo, The Ultimate Pet Blog
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Says Ryan, “I’ve noticed that readers seem to be particularly interested in stories about soldiers, because they’re the ultimate alpha males. Prophet has been to hell and back, and part of him is still there. Cassie is also a soldier of sorts because she’s a police officer—and it’s never easy to be a woman in a man’s profession, especially this one, which requires you to be particularly tough. Cassie and Prophet are both loners who have come to expect very little from life, so how can they possibly trust each other? I thought two such stubbornly independent types would make great adversaries, which allows the chemistry between them to be off the charts.”
Convent-educated from the age of four, Galia Ryan was brought up not to question. Perhaps because of this, she has always been fascinated by all things esoteric and “outside the square.” Originally from Sussex, England, and now living in New Zealand with her soul-mate husband and grown-up family, Galia tries to find time between her passions for writing and reading and for her other love—travel. There is always a growing list of must-see places. Galia is the author of the Luxuria Trilogy—Choices, Secrets, and Desires—and a novella, Forsaking All Others. Click here to find her on the Web.
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