Brimble, Rachel, A Man Like Him


Brimble, Rachel, A Man Like Him (Templeton Cove, Book 2),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2013).

Title:  A Man Like Him (Templeton Cove, Book 2)

Author:  Rachel Brimble

Imprint:  Superromance

Issues:  Bereavement; Stalking


Changing her life…again.

After two years in hiding, Angela Taylor knows her independence is worth it. As long as she can escape her past, she has everything under control. Until a flash flood hits the park where she works, and hot Chris Forrester shows up the exact moment she needs a hero. 

Chris proves he can save lives—and weaken a girl’s knees. But how can she make him understand that she’s off-limits, that getting close to her will endanger his life? Her happiness or his safety: it shouldn’t even be a choice. Because when you love someone, you protect them, no matter the cost. At least, that’s what Angela keeps telling herself…

Dear Reader,

I am delighted to introduce you to my second novel set in the fictional UK seaside town of Templeton Cove.  I am a Brit, living near the infamous Georgian city of Bath, England, and love that I get to write about British characters in a UK setting!  I will be forever grateful that the Harlequin SuperRomance editors like these stories and want to send them out into the big wide world.

Swimming instructor Chris Forrester comes to Templeton Cove to reconnect with his sister and spend some time licking his wounds.  When a freak twenty-four-hour downpour floods the holiday park where he is staying, lives and lost and devastation rips livelihoods and families apart.  After saving many women and children without thought or feeling for his own safety, Chris becomes a reluctant hero overnight.

But meeting one particular woman whose life he saves, changes him forever.

When a photograph of holiday park owner Angela Taylor and Chris in an intimate embrace is plastered over the UK press, Angela knows it’s only a matter of time before her past comes back to haunt her.

A Man Like Him is a deeply personal story in that my husband, my two young daughters and I were rescued by helicopter from a hotel roof during the 2010 French floods.  The opening scenes are an almost word-by-word account of what happened to us during those terrifying twenty-four hours.

I will never forget the lives of the people lost that day…not their grieving loved ones.  I thank God for keeping my family safe.

I really hope you enjoy Chris and Angela’s story!  I’d love to hear from you when you’re finished.  You can write to me anytime at


Rachel Brimble


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