Life-long friends Beth Carlyle and Nick Hammond haven’t ever pushed the limits of their relationship, but in one shattering night, everything changes. Nick becomes Beth’s anchor as she pulls the pieces of herself together. With her trust fractured, there’s only one place she feels safe—in his arms. New desires ignite, but her heart is a tangled mess. How can she know what’s real?
Nick will do whatever it takes to help Beth recover, no matter the cost to himself, but in the face of undeserved consequences, he may be the one who needs saving. Protecting the man she loves means bringing her nightmare into the light. Will she find the courage to reveal the truth before Nick pays the ultimate price?
A heartstring-tugging friends to lovers romance with a hint of suspense… Find out why readers are saying that “picking up a new book in this series is like coming home”—grab your copy of FIRST INSTINCT today!
Keywords: cowboys & kisses, cowboy romance, small town romance, college romance, western romance free, romance free, contemporary romance, friends to lovers, friends to forever
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