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The Cocky Stranger - cover

The Cocky Stranger

Sherry Terry

Publisher: Very Sherry Terry

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This book was featured as a short story in the anthology, As Cocky As They Come. I've extended it into a novelette. 
Sharon isn't sure she can move on once the divorce papers are signed until the cocky stranger with an umbrella saves her.

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