I look forward to visits to Harmony, TX; this time around we become involved in the life of two very lonely people, Emily Tomlinson and Tannon Parker; years ago "before the accident" they were friends, two shy introverted people who grew up as neighbors and found they liked each other. But Emily was attacked while waiting for Tannon, and she never came back to school, in addition her parents were killed while riding with Tannon's parents when a drunk driver hit the car. Emily parents were killed, Tannon's father was in a wheelchair and his mother became unstable. Years later Emily is the head librarian and Tannon runs the trucking company started by his father. They both live alone and are not inolved with anyone. Emily is afraid of being out after dark unlss she's with someone. Tannon is a cold man whose only interest is working. When Tannon asks Emily to visit his mother because she mentions Emily's mother often, they start to revisit their old relationship.
Rick Matheson needs more clients and more money, he has returned to Harmony to open a law office but business is not good. Leaving his office one evening by the rear steps he realizes that one step is missing and so is the rail he needs to grab to break his fall. Rafe is injured and taken to the hospital, when the police arrive they learn that the step was cut. Someone wants to harm Rick. Rick is angry and will not allow anyone to help. Martha Q hires him to housesit when she leaves town for a few weeks. That will give Rick the benefit of an alarm system but that may be the least of his problems. A woman who says shes a cousin of Martha Q, asks for a room at the B&B. Rick is immediately taken with Trace Adam but she has to time for him, until someone attempts to harm him again.
I liked this book, in addition to the lead stories, we visit with Beau, Booker, Martha Q, Alex and other characters. The story between Emily and Tannon was so special, they are both so lonely and hurt. I loved the gentle romance between them. Definitely another winner.