One Kind Heart
Leah had a plan in place for this new phase of her life and she'd stick to it. Over six feet of Dakota Brenton wasn't going to change that.
Teaching fourth grade at Maplehaven Elementary School deep in the woods of Vermont is Leah Greenstead's chance to hide and heal. It hurt too much to stay in New York City where every corner café, every friend, every sunrise reminded her of all she'd lost. Some people get to have everything they've ever wanted. Some don't. Leah will stick to her rules about not getting close to anyone—about not falling in love again—and preserve what little is left of her heart.
Except Dakota Brenton sets his sights on Leah. Maplehaven's most beloved adventure guide isn't easy to resist either. And he knows it. He uses his sense of humor, his charming family, and mathematical dirty talk to make it difficult for Leah to ignore him. Letting him in, however, is a big risk. If she dates him, she might like him. If she likes him, she might love him. If she loves him… she might lose him.
Is one kind heart enough to change Leah's mind about love?
One Kind Heart is an opposites-attract, small-town, contemporary romance that features a heroine not willing to risk her heart and a hero not willing to give up on her.
Other Series by Christine DePetrillo
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