Jessie Bradshaw may have survived a nightmare but recovering from its aftermath is proving harder than she could imagine. Desperate to feel safe again, she returns home to North Carolina to claim her late grandfather's house. It seems like a perfect solution, a hideaway near her family where she can lick her wounds in isolation until a little boy needs a helping hand.
The last thing contractor Galen Andrews expected when checking out the mysterious new occupant across the road was to be threatened by a dog the size of a bear or have a surly woman ordering him off her land. And he certainly didn’t expect that same woman would help his young son Michael and then later hire Galen to renovate her crumbling inheritance.
It’s a dream come true for Galen, but can Jessie get past the terror of her past to risk putting her trust in someone again?
Sherelle Winters is a Texas-based, genre-hopping author who loves weaving stories that explore the complexities of love and human relationships. Her days are spent working pounding away at code as a software engineer, babbling with her bestie, and sharing her life and love with her beloved Sweetie and her furkids.
I fell in love with Sydney Hastings when I was ten years old.
At sixteen, we whispered promises of forever.
When I was twenty-two I broke them all. I left her and promised never to return.
After my father's death, I’m forced to go home to Sugarloaf for six months. She'll be everywhere, no longer just in my memories and regrets.
When we’re together, it’s as though time never stopped. She’s still the one I want, but I don’t deserve her. Instead of apologizing, I take that beautiful, broken woman in my arms. But after that, it’s her turn to leave me.
Now I have to fight. For her. For us. For the life we both want …