Winner of the ACRA 2014 Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice Award - Contemporary
Paige Langford has it all: wealth, beauty, and ambition. But when her boyfriend’s betrayal costs both her dream job and her reputation, she retreats to her brother’s rural home in Indiana to heal and figure out the rest of her life. There she meets Ryan Malloy, a gruff, hard-drinking cowboy whose surly temper can’t hide the anguish in his eyes.
Ryan Malloy has lost it all. Haunted by war and a lost love, he’s living on the edge and seeking solace in a bottle. But a job offer from his former commander provides a glimmer of hope, and a second chance for the future.
Paige has never encountered a brooding bad boy like Ryan, yet he might be exactly what she needs. Ryan, the man who thought he had nothing left to live for, is tempted to risk his battered heart one with Paige one last time.