Blurb: Sometimes dreams are where you least expect them.
Connor O’Malley and Becca Sanders were once high school sweethearts, ripped apart by rumors in the small town of Kortville, Illinois. Connor left to join the military, and Becca stayed, waiting for her younger brother to graduate so she could live her dreams of traveling the world. But now that Connor's back as the town sheriff, Becca finds herself struggling to resist the too-handsome man who once broke her heart.
Connor loves Kortville—its quaintness keeps at bay the painful memories of Afghanistan he’s sure make him unworthy of any woman, particularly the beautiful brunette he’s always secretly dreamed of a future with. But when a scandal rocks the town, suddenly Connor and Becca must trust in each other if they want to weather this storm…and come out on the other side of it together.
Excerpt: "“Wait here, and I’ll bring out your jacket,” Becca said.
“That’s okay. You can keep—”
“No, I’ll get it,” she insisted. “I’ve already kept one jacket too many of yours.”
“What do you mean?”
She hesitated with the passenger door half open, raindrops falling on her arm. She’d assumed he remembered, or she wouldn’t have mentioned it at all. “Your letterman jacket. You never wondered or cared what happened to it?”
“I wondered,” he said softly. “Do you ever wear it?”
“Of course not.” Amidst the awful rumors, she couldn’t imagine how much more she’d have been eviscerated if she paraded around wearing Connor’s jacket.
“Do you still have it, or did you get rid of it?”
“It’s been so long I don’t remember.” In truth, she could have retrieved it as easily as the jacket she’d borrowed yesterday, but she had enough pride not to admit so.
“Well, if you find it, I assume it has more sentimental value to me than you at this point, so I’ll take it back.”
“Of course.” Not wanting to analyze why she hated the idea, she ran inside and grabbed the jacket she hadn’t formed an attachment to, then dashed out, nearly tripping down the wet front steps in her haste.
Connor rolled down his window and accepted the coat. “Careful. If you fall, I’ll have to get out of the car and check you for injuries and we’ll repeat the cycle.”
“I’ll be careful,” Becca promised. “I’m not repeating any cycle with you.”
His teasing smile faded away, and shadows clouded his no longer laughing eyes. “Wise choice.”"
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Author Bio: I write what I love—irresistible romance, from sweet to erotic and everything in between. On the personal side, I'm a frazzled maid, chauffeur, and slave to my children. I was once a landlord of two uninvited squirrels. (The children's book The Bravest Squirrel Ever by my alter-ego Sara Shafer is the squirrel's fictionalized version of that experience!) I'm crazy about country music and the drama of NASCAR. And I have my very own happily-ever-after romance with my hero husband.
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