Secrets & Lies in a Small Town. The O’Connells of Montana are not your typical family!
Park ranger Ryan is shocked when Jenny, a one-night stand from years ago, moves to his Montana town with her troublesome daughter, Alison. But he can’t resist the pull he feels toward her — especially once Alison goes missing and the truth about her daughter’s real identity comes out…
“A story of family dynamics, teenage angst and rebellion, and secrets that can tear a family apart.” Rebmay
—“A new family series more suspenseful than the Friessens.” Karen L. Vine Voice
—“A wonderfully engaging romance. An angsty teenager, a new next-door neighbor who happens to be a former one-night stand, a mountain-side search that causes secrets to be revealed, a bit of intrigue with a few surprising twists and more.” Catlou
—“When Allison goes missing and Ryan decides to help Jenny, he has no idea that life as he knew it, would never be the same. This engaging story is about family, hope and second chances , with some mystery thrown in.” Y. Cruz, Reviewer
—“This is a page Turner as Jenny, Ryan and Alison become a family, fighting to overcome Jenny's former life, with a few twist and turns”. Wagbet
Park ranger Ryan is one of the six O’Connell siblings in Livingston, raised by an independent mom who has been a rock to him. He has a career he loves, and up until six weeks ago, he lived a comfortable life. When a new neighbor moves in and disturbs the quiet peace of the area, bringing with her a daughter who’s walking trouble, Ryan is shocked to discover that the woman is a one-night stand he picked up at a bar years ago.
Right now, the gorgeous Jenny isn’t too interested in making friends, but despite her cool façade, as Ryan gets to know her, he can’t fight an idiotic need to try to ease the pain he sees her trying to hide. At the same time, he knows deep down that both mother and daughter have a secret, and if he were smart, he would listen to his brother’s warning and walk away.
When Alison goes missing, everyone in town believes she simply ran off or found her way into trouble, but nothing about her disappearance adds up. She simply set out on an afternoon hike into the park and never came back.
Jenny soon learns she’s not alone when Ryan takes matters into his own hands and sets off with her into the park to find her daughter. What he doesn’t know is that Alison is actually his daughter, too, and when he learns the truth and the real reason she left, the secret could end up dividing the O’Connell family..
Absolutely loved this book from start to finish. The author hauls you in so that you feel that you are sitting on the sidelines holding your breath and wishing for a happy ending yet wishing the story wouldn’t end just yet.