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Publisher Description

My past taught me to play it safe.

To stay far away from handsome men who promised it all.

My life was good without them. Stable, secure, predictable.


But one kiss showed me that I’d been playing it safe for far too long.

One night, and all I wanted was more of his wildfire.

One challenge and my carefully constructed walls tumbled down.

Amidst the rubble, I realized there was more to this man than I ever dreamed.

When everything fell apart, he showed me what it meant to stay.

How to truly live.


But some demons don’t stay buried.

The past can come knocking when you least expect.

And the life he’s showing me might be shorter than either of us expected…

September 22
The PageSmith LLC
The PageSmith LLC

Customer Reviews

aktorian ,

Captivating with amazing characters

I was so enthralled with this book that I had a hard time putting it down to do responsible things like feed my family and help my son with distance learning. This book was constantly with me while I did everything including sitting in the pre-k pickup line just to be able to read any second I had a chance.

This book made me feel all the emotions right along with characters. I laughed, almost cried, cursed people under my breath and felt like I was right there experiencing everything with Kenna and Crosby.

Kenna and Crosby stole my heart. The banter between them, friendship that bloomed, all the new things we leaned about them just had me loving them and even more.

This is my new favorite book by Catherine Cowles replaced by another book with names that start with K and C, I’m seeing a pattern here and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

Reader1155673 ,


Every time I finish one of Ms. Cowles books I think I’ve read my favorite one. And then I read the next one and I’m just blown out of the water! Kenna and Crosby are EVERYTHING! I couldn’t put this book down. There’s some emotion, there’s laughter and tears, and there’s one big douche bag. But all together it’s just omg amazing!! And I really love Anchor Island. Plus we see appearances from our other favorite characters too! I can’t wait for our next adventure on this island!

Samantha B. Sokol ,


QUICKLY OBSESSED WITH THIS SERIES! Growing up with an unstable home and childhood trauma, Kenna finally gets a semblance of family and stability when Harriet gains guardianship of her. Even better was that Kenna was dating her grandson, and if things continued to go the way they had been they would eventually become actual family. Things never go as planned though – after being betrayed dealing with even more loss, Kenna works to rebuild her life. Years later she has finally done that through the stability and rules she put in place for herself. But with Harriet’s ailing health, Kenna isn’t ready to deal with that change quite yet. Unfortunately, time has a mind of it’s own and her world is turned upside down with the loss of Harriet. Crosby has always had feelings for Kenna, but it takes Harriet’s death for him to finally gain some traction with her. When Kenna’s ex comes back into town and his family contesting the will, her control over her life is gone and she struggles to deal. With Crosby giving her a level of control and stability she doesn’t have at that point, they form a bond and Kenna finally lets herself open to a relationship. But when Crosby’s past comes to town and back into his life, he risks his relationship with Kenna. Thankfully things work out for the two of them and Kenna gets the HEA she so desperately needs and wants. I loved this book, much like the rest of Catherine’s books, and I can’t wait for the next installment in this series!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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