Divorced single mom, Rae Wilkinson, hopes her new home will be the fresh start she needs. After all, the small Wisconsin town has a lot to offer—good schools, outdoor fun, and friendly neighbors.
Well, all but one neighbor.
Dean Caldwell is a bit of a grump. Or, he is to Rae, the beautiful woman who moves in next door with her young daughter.
There’s nothing but tension between Dean and Rae after her arrival. She’s sweet and endearing; he’s nothing but a grouch. But seeing how charming he is with her daughter, Rae can’t stop herself from swooning.
Dean thought he had his defenses up, but it didn’t take long for Rae and her daughter to wear him down. In a cruel twist of fate, just as he reconsiders his stance on a relationship with Rae, Dean wakes up to find the police pulling into her driveway.
That’s when it all changes. Dean doesn’t care that they’ve turned his world upside down. He wants nothing more than to protect Rae and her little girl.
And Rae learns that perhaps Dean isn’t a monster. Maybe all he needs is someone to mend his broken heart.
Rae knows that the best thing for her and her daughter Molly is to escape the toxic situation that they find themselves in through no fault of their own. Her move to Wisconsin has been everything she hoped for except for her grumpy neighbor who wants nothing to do with her but adores her daughter.
Due to his past Dean doesn’t allow anyone too close but Rae and her daughter Molly are testing that rule. Finding out that they are in danger brings all his protective instincts to the forefront as he realizes that they have already captured his heart.
Rae and Dean both have emotional scars from their previous experiences, but they take us on a heartwarming journey as they realize how wonderful love can be with the right person.
A.K. Evans is a contemporary romance author of over twenty published novels. While she enjoys writing a good romantic suspense novel, Andrea’s favorite books to write have been her extreme sports romances. That might have something to do with the fact that she, along with her husband and two sons, can’t get enough of extreme sports.
Before becoming a writer, Andrea did a brief stint in the insurance and financial services industry and managed her husband’s performance automotive business. That love of extreme sports? She used to drive race cars!
When Andrea isn’t writing, she can be found homeschooling her two sons, doing yoga, snowboarding, reading, or traveling with her family. She and her husband are currently taking road trips throughout the country to visit all 50 states with their boys.