There's nothing like the first time . . .
In Carnal, Colorado, Faye Goodknight is the town's quiet, shy librarian. She may also be Carnal's last remaining virgin. For years, Faye has had a crush on Chace Keaton, but the gorgeous cop has always been unattainable. She's resigned to live contentedly with only her books for company-until Faye suddenly meets Chace alone in the woods . . .
Chace doesn't think he's the good guy everyone believes him to be. He's made a lot of choices he regrets, including denying his feelings for Faye. Through his choices, he's come to believe the pretty librarian is too good for him, but after their time in the woods, Chace realizes that she may be his last chance for redemption. Soon, their long simmering desires grow to a burning passion. Yet always casting a shadow over their happiness is Chace's dark past . . .
Ashley reacquaints readers with the small town of Carnal, Colo. in her fourth Colorado Mountains contemporary (after Lady Luck). Faye Goodknight, the shy yet beautiful town librarian, has long admired the recently widowed Chace Keaton, a police detective. As Chace gets to know the virginal librarian, he realizes that her pure soul may be the balm that might heal his tortured heart. The romance between the hardened cop and the quiet bookworm is rich with angst and a plethora of sizzling love scenes. Ashley's characterization of Faye will resonate with readers as they discover that the woman who has been quietly saving herself for the right man is a multidimensional character with hidden depths. With the addition of a healthy dose of mystery surrounding the murder of Chace's wife, Ashley has created the perfect escapist fare.