To an outsider, Carter Conrad has been doing an excellent impression of a man living a full life. He's the respected chief of police for the small Midwestern town of Bloomsburo, and he's appreciated as a loving son, a good brother and a reliable friend. But the truth behind his charming smile and easy manner is that since an unfathomable personal tragedy struck his world two years ago, his every relationship has been forever altered and he's been merely going through the motions of his life. The arrival of a beautiful ballerina seeking refuge from her own troubles changes all that.
Apparently no one told Bree Bast that the community status quo was to handle the town's most eligible widower with kid gloves and pitiful glances. Instead, she sees him for the brawny, sexy, complicated man that he is and her unabashed desire for him slowly reawakens something within him he'd long thought dead. As the couple's mid-winter flames burn hot enough to melt them both, Carter and Bree find themselves forced to consider if they're willing to alter their assumptions about who they are, what they want, and what they have to offer another.
Vonn's books are perfect for audiences who enjoy quirky small towns, smart and occasionally sassy heroines, sexy and sarcastic heroes, serious heat between the sheets, and happily ever afters all around.