Until Tom walks in.
Watching his baby sister get married was a gut-punch Tom Lange never saw coming. Now he's forty-three, with no wife, no kids and the realization that life has gotten away from him. When work sends him hundreds of miles away to Apple Trail, Arkansas, he decides to start the Happily Ever After search as soon as he returns home.
Until he meets Carla.
Now he’s wondering if his search is over before it ever began. And she’s thinking that maybe he’s her ace in the hole. But long distance relationships don’t ever work. And being together means one of them has to sacrifice their home, job and friends. Doesn’t it?
Keri Ford brings sexy contemporary romance to the American South. With a sprinkling of men in suits and women in high heels, you’ll most likely find four-wheeler riding, ball cap wearing fellas trying to sweet-talk sundress wearing ladies in Keri’s books. Raised in the country in South Arkansas, Keri shares this flavor of life in her books. Glass of sweet tea at your elbow while you read is not required, but strongly recommended.
You do for family, no matter what. Lane Iverson knows that better than anyone. Harboring a secret about his mother’s death, Lane is counting the days until he finishes helping his brothers with some work and can head back to his hiding hole hours away. As long as he doesn’t have to face his three brothers every day, the guilt is easier to carry.
There is only one thing that can risk his plan. She stands all of five foot tall with these deep eyes and a voice that shudders through him. The completely addicting, Gretchen Jones. She’s been watching him the entire time he’s been in town. With courage from her friends behind her, she confronts what she wants. To her surprise, that’s the easy part. Keeping her heart protected when she knows he’ll be leaving? Not so easy, but her only choice.
Fast-forward through time and Tonya’s restless, lonely, and
unsure how to fix her lie. To add to that, she’s finding her best friend, Trent
Iverson, more and more attractive.
When Tonya confesses the truth, Trent feels like his life is
finally on the right path. The girl he’s admired and secretly wanted for so
long is single. Just one problem. After a past filled with lies, Trent isn’t
sure if he can look beyond Tonya’s deception so they can have a future.