Love and Kerosene by Winter Renshaw
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Two people find love in the embers of their painful pasts in this slow-burn romance from Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Winter Renshaw.
For me, family is a curse. My father and brother made my life hell. My mother’s untimely death still keeps me up at night. Now that my brother, Donovan, has been killed in an accident, I can forget the past.
The last remnant is the childhood home I’ve inherited—and which I intend to burn to the ground. The only obstacle? Anneliese Nielsen, Donovan’s fiancée.
Donovan left her destitute, and selling this run-down house is her only chance to recoup her losses. I shouldn’t care, but…maybe it’s her eyes when she sees me. I look strikingly like my brother, a man she loved despite everything.
So we strike a deal. We’ll renovate the house together, but she’ll have to convince me to sell—or up in flames it goes.
But the more time we spend in the house, the more its terrible history threatens to come out.
And even more dangerous, the harder I start to fall for Anneliese.
After Anneliese’s fiancé Donovan passed away, she realized that she never knew the man she was planning to marry. She now finds herself in financial difficulty as she trusted him with her savings so that he could renovate his family home for them to live in only to find out that the home is owned by the brother she didn’t know he had and that isn’t the only secret that is about to be revealed.
Lachlan wants nothing to do with his past or the house that he never wanted to see again however he also realizes that his original plan would hurt the one person who had no responsibility in the events of the past. Now he finds himself helping her complete the renovations as they realize that his brother’s action may have brought them together but that is only part of the story.
Anneliese and Lachlan take us on an emotional journey as they much face the truth about the past and about the man who a part of their lives. Despite everything that she is going through Anneliese shows her strength and resilience and Lachlan proves to be the man that she has always deserved.