Publisher Description

Life-long friends Beth Carlyle and Nick Hammond haven’t ever pushed the limits of their relationship. But when her boyfriend turns violent and Nick jumps in to protect her, everything changes.

In the chaos following that horrible night, Nick becomes Beth’s anchor as she pulls the pieces of herself together. She never imagined he’d be anything more than her best friend, but with her trust shattered, there’s only one place she feels safe—in his arms. Boundaries crumble and new desires ignite. With her heart a tangled mess, how can she know what’s real?

Nick is willing to do whatever it takes to help Beth recover, no matter the cost to himself, but in the face of undeserved consequences, he may be the one who needs saving. Protecting the man she loves means bringing her nightmare into the light. Will she find the courage to reveal the truth before Nick pays the ultimate price?

Find out why readers are saying that "picking up a new book in the Northstar series is like coming home”… check out the rest of the books in this deeply felt, heartwarming small town romance series:

First Instinct

Mountain Angel

Summer Angel

Twice Shy

Once Burned

Mistletoe Kisses

Starlight Magic

Wild Angel

Forgotten Angel

Last Surrender

A NOTE ON THE CONTENT: The Northstar books are contemporary romances and contain some profanity and sensual scenes that may not be suitable for sensitive readers.

October 24
Sunset Rose Books
Suzanne OConnell

Customer Reviews

Dkirkha ,

Difficult subject, well handled

Although this deals woh a difficult subject from many angles, it was an enjoyable book.

Books 1 - 3 ,

First instinct

You can almost feel the pain that Beth was feeling and the agony Nick felt for her trauma.

MCNikko ,

Boring and annoying

Don’t waste your time on this book. I skip pages and pages because it was too boring and slow. It is a sensitive theme but I was not able to sympathize with the characters.

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