At the start of her final year of college, Beth’s greatest worries are passing all her classes and enjoying her last months of freedom before she steps into the future she’s dreamed of all her life. When her boyfriend turns violent after a fun night on the town, that future shatters. Forget those kids she wanted and forget ever enjoying a man’s touch again. All she has left is her family’s ranch… and Nick.
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.
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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.
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About the author
Suzie O’Connell is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Northstar romances. The series is the product of a love affair with Southwestern Montana that began with a two-week adventure at her stepsister’s rustic cabin in her teens. That love affair shows no sign of abating.She has been writing stories for as long as she can remember, and her love of writing and of Montana pushed her to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Writing from the University of Montana-Western. What else would you expect from a self-professed mountain-loving nerd?
When she isn’t writing, you’ll probably find Suzie in the mountains with a camera in hand and enjoying the beauty of Montana with her husband Mark, their daughter Maddie, and their golden retriever Reilly.
Find Suzie online at www.suzieoconnell.com