Secrets. Trust. Courage. Who will knuckle under first—the war hero? The spirited single mom? Or the former high school bully who still hates them both?
When war hero Michael Jarvis returns to his hometown on the shores of Lake Superior, he doesn’t plan to stay—he’s undercover, investigating a possible sex trafficking ring operating on the Great Lakes. But he does want to sample the pesky girl next door he always turned down—and it wouldn’t hurt if she’d clear up a few mysteries of her own along the way.
Successfully established as an interior house painter, Brenda Tower finally has her act together as a single mom—but it hangs by a thread, a secret she’ll guard with her life. The return of her youthful crush Michael Jarvis threatens to unravel everything.
Jealousy has inflamed Brett Hill’s hatred of Michael and Brenda for as long as he can remember. Revenge will be so sweet—and it will fit in perfectly with his high stakes game.
When the secrets break open, can Michael and Brenda find the courage to trust each other, or will revenge and betrayal triumph?
4 Bites at Love Bites and Silk Ties: "Mystery and romance are woven well in this tale. I got caught up in the small-town gossips as well as the intrigue. Michael is hero worth falling for and Brenda is a heroine who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to get it. The host of secondary characters also make for an engaging story. Fans of small-town romance or romantic suspense will enjoy this. Happy to recommend.
4.5 Stars at Manic Readers: … liked the story for the unconventional heroine’s vocation, & the twin sharing thing was a bit different too, & well handled. I thought the young son was a breath of fresh air… The sex between Michael & Brenda is scorching, & well done.