All she wants is a simple day outdoors to clear her mind and figure out a game plan for her life. After months of being little more than a reclusive shut-in, Noelle Addams forces herself to spend the hot summer day on one of the trails at Silver Springs Ranch. Perhaps the time outside will help her begin to mend her broken soul.
And yet, she never expects to come across a naked Tanner Ellis emerging from a secluded pond. Or, for the first time in months, since the night of blood and screams, to feel something besides fear and malaise.
Tanner was simply trying to cool off from the suffocating heat of the day. Running into the sultry Noelle in nothing but his birthday suit wasn't in his plans.
But after a scorching afternoon in her arms, the scared beauty is in his blood. He makes it his mission to bring her out of her shell and help heal her battered soul. He craves her. Yearns to claim her.
Yet, when it matters most, will Noelle hightail it, or will she give them a chance at forever?
Beware of cowboy in the buff!
Even though this is a series and the 1st I read, I wasn’t confused or lost. Great as a standalone. Noelle has survived the unthinkable, a mass shooting at the Boston Marathon. Why she was lucky and so many, including her friend died is still something she after 2 years is still trying to deal with. Having PTS, panic attacks and fear of crowds, she accepts her best friend offer to come to Winter Park, CO. A small town where hopefully her healing will continue. Through her friend she meets several of her friends including sexy Tanner, but a relationship is the last thing on her mind. A year has passed and on one of her hikes she sees Tanner emerging out of the pond in his birthday suit. What changed? Who knows but the sizzling sexual tension between them is combustible! Be forewarned steamy and some BDSM.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.