Down on her luck and in need of a fresh start, Evangeline Baker rolls into tiny Rochambeau, Louisiana with her tail between her legs and a vague plan to find herself. What she gets instead is a whole lotta trouble when an ex-business partner turns up dead – and she’s next on the list.
Evie needs the kind of help that only a tall, sexy, badass Special Ops soldier can provide. It’s been a lot of years since she worshiped the ground her former best friend walked on and started hating him instead, but now’s not the time to be picky.
Matt Girard’s got trouble—and demons—of his own, but nothing’s gonna stop him from protecting Evie. He owes her that much after what he did. Hell, he owes her more than that, but it’s a start.
He’ll do whatever it takes to eliminate the threat. Then he’ll walk away and save her from the worst threat of all. Him.
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Keywords: Former best friend, Betrayal, First love, Enemies to Lovers, Small Town, Across the tracks, Woman in peril, Family, Protector hero, alpha hero, Military,Forced proximity, second chance, returning to hometown