First Instinct

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Nick Hammond and Beth Carlyle have been best friends since birth and haven’t ever considered that there might be more than friendship between them, but during their final year of college, her boyfriend’s act of selfish brutality changes everything.

Nick has always been sure of his life’s path. When his father retires, he’ll inherit his family’s sprawling Lazy H Ranch and continue the traditions of his forefathers. It’s the only life he wants, but when an evening of fun on the town is shattered by Beth’s screams, Nick’s future is thrown into chaos. Beth’s dreams are destroyed. Forget those kids she wanted, forget showing them how great it is to be a ranch kid, and forget ever enjoying a man’s touch again. All she has left is her family’s C Diamond Ranch, a prayer that she can cobble herself back together well enough to run it… and Nick.

When Nick jumps in to protect Beth, boundaries shift and desires long ignored rise to the surface, forcing them to question everything their friendship was and could be. With their emotions so tangled by what happened, how can they know if these new feelings are only the circumstances or something much deeper? They’ll have to figure it out in a storm of other consequences, and Beth will have to find the courage to keep Nick out of trouble.

The NORTHSTAR ROMANCES by series:
HAMMOND BROTHERS:
First Instinct (Book 1)
Twice Shy
Once Burned
Last Surrender - Coming 2017

NORTHSTAR ANGELS:
Mountain Angel
Summer Angel
Wild Angel
Forgotten Angel

NORTHSTAR HOLIDAYS:
Mistletoe Kisses

A NOTE ON THE CONTENT: The NORTHSTAR ROMANCES are contemporary romances and contain sensual scenes and mild profanity that may be unsuitable for sensitive readers.
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Feb 15, 2017
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Pages
433
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ISBN
9781508060062
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
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Forgotten Angel

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A NOTE ON THE CONTENT: The Northstar books are contemporary romances and contain some profanity and sensual scenes that may not be suitable for sensitive readers.

Will an act of selfish brutality bring lifelong friends Beth Carlyle and Nick Hammond closer together… or will the trauma drive them apart?


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When Nick jumps in to protect Beth, his future is thrown into chaos. He’s always been sure of his life’s path—when his father retires, he’ll inherit his family’s sprawling ranch. It’s the only life he wants, and he might lose it all if he can’t convince his family he’s doing the right thing by defending Beth in the aftermath of that awful night. As the boundaries of their relationship shift, a love neither expected takes root, but unless Beth can find the courage to keep Nick from facing undeserved consequences, this tentative hope for a future together will wither.


Find out why readers are saying that picking up a new book in this series “is like coming home”… don’t miss the rest of the books in the Northstar series:

 

First Instinct

Mountain Angel

Summer Angel

Twice Shy

Once Burned

Mistletoe Kisses

Starlight Magic

Wild Angel

Forgotten Angel

Last Surrender

 

A NOTE ON THE CONTENT: The Northstar books are contemporary romances and contain some profanity and sensual scenes that may not be suitable for sensitive readers.

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Find out why readers are saying that picking up a new book in this series “is like coming home”… don’t miss the rest of the books in the Northstar series:

 

First Instinct

Mountain Angel

Summer Angel

Twice Shy

Once Burned

Mistletoe Kisses

Starlight Magic

Wild Angel

Forgotten Angel

Last Surrender

 

A NOTE ON THE CONTENT: The Northstar books are contemporary romances and contain some profanity and sensual scenes that may not be suitable for sensitive readers.
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