Heartwood by J.H. Croix
Release Date: June 29, 2021
Audio → https://geni.us/AudibleHeartwood
Series Page → https://hearteyespress.com/wotn#/speakeasy-taproom/
Cover Design: Elle Maxwell Designs
About the Book:
She needs a fresh start. He wants a second chance…
My new job as a chef in a small town was supposed to be my ticket to peace and quiet. I didn’t expect to run into the former hockey star who gave me the hottest nights of my life. And, oops, he’s sort-of my new boss. So much for keeping my past where it belongs.
Ty still thinks I’m the fun party girl. He has no idea how much things have changed. One thing that hasn’t changed: the spark between us. It’s hotter than the blowtorch I use on my crème brûlée.
I’m already keeping secrets, so what’s one more? Our tryst is forbidden, it’s fun, and it gets complicated as fast as you can say “check, please.” I didn’t expect to have a future with Ty. And I definitely didn’t expect to have a baby with him.
Some falls are harder than others. But it depends on who’s there to catch you…
Belle thought she had her life on track and her future all mapped out until an undiagnosed medical condition resulted in a night that changed the course of her life. She needed to make some changes both in her life and her career and she now finds herself Vermont working as a chef but she never expected that it would bring Ty back into her life.
Ty dreamed of playing professional hockey until an injury sent him down a different path. He has found a new home in Vermont managing Speakeasy even if not everyone in his life is happy with his choices. He knew Belle when they were in college and although their relationship was casual he has never forgotten her and when they meet again the chemistry and connection is still there but so are the secrets of her past.
This is a story of two people whose lives took turns they never expected that shaped them into the people they are today who accept each other for who they are and the choices they have made along the way.