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I gave my heart to a Navy SEAL. 
He took it with him to his grave. 
Eleven years later, ignoring the yawning void is as automatic as breathing. Working brutal hours, dating a comfortably commitment-phobic guy, hanging with my best friends. Anything until exhaustion—or an extra glass of wine—claims my consciousness.

My neighbor's handsome, enigmatic son invades my comfort zone. 
He says he's a tattoo artist. But Anderson Hawkins' piercing green eyes, mastery of the short answer, weird schedule, and military ink tell a different story. 
His touch ignites a long-dead flame inside me. A flame I'm afraid to examine too closely, even as I'm drawn to its heat.


I retired from Delta Force 
Now I work at a high-intelligence security agency
But working undercover isn't the adrenaline rush it used to be. 
For one thing, my Mom's illness shifted my priorities to finding a way to save her. For another, her neighbor next door, whose prickly defenses belie the unflinchingly caring heart underneath, has slipped under my skin. Now my mission is to convince her it's safe to unlock her heart. Because I'm ready to give her mine.

Note: This contemporary romance contains a wary, overworked doctor who's a military widow in every way but name, an ex-military hero accustomed to treading dangerous ground, brought together by a few unexpected twists and turns—and maybe the machinations of a cute dog. 

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April 3
Claudia Burgoa
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

GiggyMo ,


Romantic, intense, tear-jerker!! Claudia’s writing makes you fall in love with these characters, truly feeling their happiness and pain. Excellent story. Excellent writing. Definitely a must-read!!

Slimleak ,

My Heart

Aspen been guarding her heart for 11 years that’s how long it’s been since fiancé died. Bryant and Aspen are doctors who work in the Er and the free clinic. Aspen neighbor Sophia has cancer and her son Anderson has been trying to find her doctor. In the story Sophie shares a lot of wisdom with the girls Anderson was attracted to Aspen. She was scared because he does dangerous missions. Anderson pushes my walls open and broke the steel barriers and now my heart is shattered, that is what Aspen felt when she thought of him.

Ma_Ng ,

Wonderful read for anyone who have loved and lost

I usually never have time to sit and read a book from start to finish. So as usual, I started this book and it was so heart wrenching. I cried. I had to stop reading so I can pull myself together before moving on to my everyday life tasks. It was beautifully written, I could feel the pain.
I rooted for Aspen to live again. To find love again.

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