Abusers never stop.
If anyone’s familiar with this it’s Tyler “Tank” Wilde. Tank moves to Black Widow, Texas, to join the Blue Guardians, a group that helps abused women and children. He's intent on starting his life over, but a small piece of his past collides with his present when he runs into the local waitress, Annie Carter.
Annie's the girl of his boyhood dreams, and Tank can't wait to get reacquainted with her. Only problem is, Annie's engaged. But what has Tank more troubled than the diamond on her finger is the bruise that graces her arm.
Tank is determined to offer Annie a safe haven, but she refuses. The last thing she wants to do is leave one man only to run into the arms of another. But at Tank’s persistence, she knows she has two choices: allow him to protect her or die at the hands of her fiancé.
Was their past a prelude to their future? If there’s anyone in the world Annie would pick to go into hiding with, it’s the boy who once held her heart, but how can they hide from the monster who holds the town’s law in his hands?Read More
He's used to putting out fires, not starting them.
Firefighter Blake Steele is living day-to-day, desperately trying to escape the guilt of his haunted past. He doesn’t deserve love after what he did, but when the gorgeous Mary Franks moves in next-door, the conflict between what Steele believes in his head and what he feels in his heart just adds fuel to the fire.
For Mary, living next door to a firefighter should be comforting, except her handsome new neighbor insists on making a nuisance of himself by helping her—with everything. And though she can't deny her attraction, love isn't something Mary has time for. She has one goal: keeping her son safe, at any cost.
When Mary's abusive ex is granted parole and fights to get his son back, she relies on Steele for support. But as Steele uncovers all of Mary's secrets, he is forced to face his own troubled past before both of their lives go up in flames…Read More