Welcome, Carol Ann! What a lovely story you have to share with us today! I thoroughly enjoyed it! And what a perfect picture of little Jenny on the cover! I love it!
Well anyway, I'll stop babbling and let them have a peek.
She’s a woman who doesn’t trust cops. He’s a cop. She’s determined to keep her past a secret. He’s determined to find out what she’s hiding.
High school bus driver, Summer Grant, flees from death threats and winds up trapped in Havens Creek, a small town not far enough away from danger. With a broken leg and no transportation, she is forced to accept the hospitality of strangers. Staying with the police chief’s sister and five-year-old daughter in an isolated mountain home might be the ideal place for her to hide until she can get back on her feet, but if the man she’s hiding from learns her whereabouts, no one will be safe.
Havens Creek Police Chief, Jake Taylor, always protects his own. He feels duty-bound to help Summer when she ends up in his small town claiming she has no family. He has a soft spot for strays, but this two-legged one is hiding something, and he’s determined to solve the mystery.
An unwanted attraction draws them together. Evil threatens to rip them apart.
Doesn't it sound great! Here's a little excerpt to whet your appetite...
Jake chuckled. “Sounds like you‟re hungry.”
“I guess I am. How long have you been Chief of Police?”
“Six years. How about you? What kind of work do you do?” He sat beside her.
She turned away from his probing gaze. “A little of this and a little of that. I‟ve had several jobs.”
“Really? What type of jobs?”
“Nothing as exciting as being Chief of Police.”
“Being a policeman isn't exciting. It's a lot of paperwork. Nothing glamorous.” He stood and lifted the grill cover. “So what brought you to our neck of the woods?” He turned the meat.
“Just passing through.”
“Not exactly. Just taking my time reaching Cincinnati.”
“Do you have friends there? Family?”
“No. Just a change.”
“I‟m sorry that I delayed your travels.”
“It wasn't your fault. I should have been more careful.”
“Wasn't you. I didn't have both hands on the wheel and I, of all people, should know better.”
Becca knew her brother, that's for sure. Arguing with him over this wasn't going to change a thing. No matter whose fault the accident had been, she couldn't go anywhere for a while. She had the hospital bills to pay, a car to buy… She needed to find a job. Her small savings might not be enough to do that let alone tide her over while she found a new place to live. A place far, far away from here.
Now doesn't that just make you want to dive in and find out what's going on...
4 1/2 star Review:
I really don't want to give too much away. This is a sweet, sweet story with a cast of characters that are real enough to make you feel like you know them. From Summer's understandable fears, to Jake's take charge personality, this story reels you in from the start, cheering for the good guys (well, lady), and hissing at the bad guys. But Ms. Erhardt makes even the villain understandable, making your heart bleed for him just a little. She also gives you just enough insight to watch it all happen and wonder what will happen next.
Well, I guarantee that you won't want to put this one down until you know the ending, so happy reading!
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