What if your soul mate had been right in front of you the whole time?
Justine Lancaster made every possible mistake in her disastrous marriage. After finally leaving her abusive ex-husband, she forges ahead, creating a new life with her daughter. Although she craves companionship, she wonders if she has the foundation to try dating after her traumatic past.
Police officer Gary Lincoln fell in love with Justine somewhere between the end of his divorce and the first time he showed up on her doorstep with a deep need to protect her from her husband. After silently loving her for years, he continues to watch over Justine and her daughter, knowing they deserve happiness…and understanding a woman as special as Justine deserves more than he can give.
As their friendship grows, Justine observes the desire simmering in Gary's deep brown eyes and wonders why he holds back. Determined to find out, she discovers the secret Gary has been keeping and sets out to prove she'll stop at nothing until both their passions are fulfilled.
Welcome back to Ardor Creek, dear readers! You asked for Justine and Gary's book after meeting them in Desires Uncovered, and I'm so happy to bring it to you. If you love friends-to-lovers stories with a sweet, steamy, sometimes awkward, but oh-so-rewarding storyline, this book will rock your world. There are discussions of domestic abuse and male infertility, so please consider that before reading. Enjoy your time in Ardor Creek!