Hushed is the first book in the Western Palm Universe. It can be read on its own or in order.
Tess Jacobson has a knack for putting her faith in the wrong guy. With a horrible ex-boyfriend darkening her past, she vows to never let herself fall for good looks and lies again. She sets her standards high, knowing exactly the kind of guy she needs to find. Until she meets Blake Martin.
Her past sends her running in someone else's direction. People aren't always who or what they seem to be and first impressions can be misleading.
A spring break trip pushes Tess and Blake together, leaving them unable to deny the way they feel for one another. Sneaking around and hiding behind closed doors adds a certain spark, but they both feel the countdown ticking, leaving them wondering when it will all come out and what will happen.