Series: Ruins of Emblem #1
Author: Cora Brent
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 9, 2019
Not a place people dreamed of moving to.
More like a place people escaped from.
Known for its barren desert and the state’s largest prison, it had been home to my family for generations. Now the town’s name is a curse to them. And yet I’ve always wondered about it.
By the time I finished college I had big plans.
I was going to pack up and move to Emblem. I would teach at Emblem High. I would see past the crime and poverty that the town was infamous for. I would make a difference.
Tristan Mulligan never figured into my plans at all.
He was a small time criminal with a bad attitude who’d never bothered to graduate from high school. Worse, he didn’t seem interested in changing any of that. He was also the sexiest guy I’d ever laid eyes on.
I knew better than to start something with him. I did it anyway.
Tristan might break my heart. He might shatter my future. And there’s something dangerously explosive about the way we are together.
You can warn me about him all you want.
Everyone else has.
I haven’t listened yet. And I never will.
Whether I’m ready to admit it or not, I’m already his.
Cora Brent was born in a cold climate and escaped as soon as it was legally possible. Now, she lives in the desert with her husband, two kids and a prickly pear cactus she has affectionately named ‘Spot’. Cora’s closet is filled with boxes of unfinished stories that date back her 1980’s childhood and all her life she has dreamed of being an author. Amazingly, she is now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer of contemporary romance and begs not to be awakened from this dream.
Cadence has recently returned to her hometown to teach high school full of dreams and ideals. She is determined to make a difference and show her students a better way, but her biggest test may be her brother in-law Tristan.
Tristan’s brother is married to Cadence’s sister and he has tried to convince his brother that there are other options than the life he is leading. He has chosen to stay in Emblem on the gray side of the law until Cadence comes barreling into town and has him wondering if he could have something more.
There is no denying the chemistry between them and it is only a matter of time before a relationship develop but will the good girl be able to show the bad boy that he is a better man than even he realizes?
Full of heat, humor and emotion it is always fun to catch up with the Gentry’s.