Princess Audrey of Clervaux is on a humanitarian trip to Ndola, a small country in southeast Africa. She’s focused on her work, and her immediate attraction to her sexy Scottish bodyguard, Callum MacLeod, takes her by surprise. When the ex-soldier kisses her, it becomes impossible to deny the chemistry between them. For Audrey, falling feels inevitable.
Callum MacLeod is damaged. Having spent years in the military, he’s seen horrors most can only imagine. He simply survives with his trauma, never looking for what he thought he couldn’t have. That is, until Princess Audrey stumbles into his life. She is beauty and light and goodness, and his need for her consumes him, even though he knows he’s too old and too broken for her.
How can a war-weary former SAS lieutenant and a virgin princess who come from completely different worlds have a future? Desire brings them together, but reality may tear them apart.
Tara Wyatt is a contemporary romance and romantic suspense author. Known for her humor and steamy love scenes, Tara's writing has won several awards, including the Golden Quill Award and the Booksellers' Best Award. In addition, she was a 2018 RITA® Finalist for her novella, Until the Sun Sets.
Tara has been writing since 2013, and her first book, Necessary Risk, was published in 2016. Since then, she's written three more books, three novellas, and has co-written three books, with many more projects in the works.
When she's not hanging out with your next book boyfriend, she can be found reading, watching movies, and drinking wine. Tara lives in Hamilton, Ontario with the world's cutest dog, her daughter, and a husband who makes all her of her heroes look like chumps.
If smartass carpenter Adam Hennessey hadn't stood up Charlie Grant over a year ago, he might not find himself on the other side of a slammed door. But when Adam volunteers to repair Charlie's deck as a favor to a friend, that's exactly where he finds himself. Does he regret standing her up? Yes. Does he find the cynical, sarcastic sports journalist unbearably sexy? Also yes. Does she hate his guts? All the yes.
Charlie's not the forgiving type, especially after a broken heart in the past has left her jaded, but she can't deny that Adam, with his beard, tattoos and panty-melting smile (oh, and muscles--can't forget to mention the muscles) might just be winning her over. With a second chance on the line, Charlie will have to decide if getting nailed by the smoking hot carpenter is worth the risk.
Then he shattered my heart into thousands of pieces.
I can’t let him back in. It was hard enough surrendering my heart the first time. If he hurts me again, I’ll never survive. No matter what he thinks, we’re beholden to our past.