Dallas Walker is haunted. He won’t ever forget the horrors he witnessed while working undercover to bust a human trafficking ring, but he has a plan to start a new life. Coming home to his family is step one. Getting to know his alluring new neighbor could be step two. If only she’d give him a chance…
Maggie Ellis just wants to be left alone. She’d rather spend her days spinning clay into art and feel nothing than open herself up to another devastating loss. But her sexy new neighbor with a lonely look in his eyes isn’t giving up. And he makes her question everything…
Together, Dallas and Maggie might have a shot at happily ever after. But only if they can let go of the past and hold on to each other when it matters most.
Full of emotions
The emotional toll that life has taken from both Dallas and Maggie, in different ways, is profound and heartbreaking. While Dallas is trying to come out of the shadows of his former job, Maggie is more than happy to continue to languish there. She rebuffs every overture of friendship that Dallas puts out, but he’s tenacious, to say the least.
Maggie’s past is so tragic, I can honestly see why she’s chosen the life she has. But underneath her sorrow is a woman who craves the connections she’s been missing. And Dallas is just the man to do it. Ironic, considering he’s been the most mysterious Walker family member.
Everything I expect from Claudia Connor…and have received from previous books…is also in this one. And incredible story, engaging main characters who grab my interest from page one…and who grow from beginning to end…and a cast of friends and family who support them throughout their journey.
Maggie and Dallas’ story is one of my very favorite of 2022! 5 stars