Redemption comes at a price.
In a peaceful northern California foothills town, Serena Williamson works tirelessly to provide military vets with counseling and support. Even after funding cuts and with only months left for the services to survive, Serena is determined to continue assisting those in need; eliminating programs isn’t an option. She discovers, however, that sometimes redemption comes at a high price. In this case, it’s helping a mysterious hermit based on the requirements of an equally mysterious donor. That loner acts like a veteran, but she can’t find him in any database.
Dane Ashland doesn’t want to be helped. Haunted by tragic memories and internal demons, and with his secrets hiding in plain sight, he knows he is better off alone. Keeping his past to himself, Dane builds a physical fortress he hopes will block out the rest of the world. But with his internal pain already evident to people in Flynn’s Crossing, Serena steps in, hammer in hand, and before long he is relying on her in ways he never thought possible, and for far more than work on his house.
Dane worries she won’t stay once she finds out about the past he so desperately wants to hide. But only Serena can offer him the redemption he needs to reclaim his life. Now he must try to overcome his self-loathing in order to help her save a future that could help so many others.
Length: 83,000 words
The Flynn’s Crossing series is contemporary romance set in the northern California foothills, suspense driven by small town secrets, and complex characters in compelling stories about friendship and love. You can enjoy the books out of order without ruining their surprises!