Recently paroled from prison, Caleb McGregor returns to Faith, Missouri, hoping to remember the boating accident that killed two girls and stole ten years of his life. Disowned by his brother and ostracized by the small town, Caleb has no one in his life until five year old Ally Ross wanders into his yard. Her mother, Julie Ross, a young widow with two kids, has been in every fantasy his sex-starved mind can think of. She’s also the timid girl he ignored in high school.
Regardless of the fact that Caleb McGregor caused her cousin’s death, Julie Ross befriends him and finds she’s still attracted to him. Is it because of the crush she had on the high school hottie years ago? After someone threatens her and vandalizes her boat rental business, Caleb insists she take the threats seriously. Even though it could send him back to the slammer, he assumes the role of her protector. A position he plans to keep, if someone doesn’t kill him first.
Despite their growing attraction to each other, Caleb and Julie fight their desires. Too many obstacles stand in their way. While dealing with her own problems, Julie becomes driven to clear Caleb’s name.
But as secrets from the past begin to surface, someone who has a lot to lose wants to bury them along with the truth.
About the Author
Elaine Meece has written more than six romantic suspense novels. Her first book, Eye of the Abductor is also available on Amazon. She is an active member of RWA and belongs to the River City Romance Writers and the Music City Romance Writers. She has been a finalist and won many contests sponsored by RWA chapters for best romantic suspense. She resides in Bartlett, Tennessee with her husband, Geoffrey. She has three daughters-Valencia, Alicia, and Francesca. She also has three granddaughters-Alyssa, Sophia, and Amelia. Elaine is a former school teacher. Besides writing, she loves to sing, hike, and go inner tubing on the Current River in Missouri. She is a member of the Memphis Scottish Society and Bartlett United Methodist Church.