After Army medic Andrea King loses her girlfriend and son in a car accident she is deployed for a 15 month tour in Afghanistan. Already not in a good frame of mind, she sees things there that will haunt her. When she returns home she becomes both depressed and suicidal as she seeks helps from her local VA. When she is unable to connect with anyone, she begins drinking and engaging in reckless behavior. One night at a bar she meets Michelle Adams, an escort, and decides to accept her offer for 3500 for the night. After spending a passionate but silent night together, Andy makes an appointment for the next week and then the next and the next and soon they are meeting every Wednesday never speaking. But when Michelle witnesses one of Andy’s violent nightmares she realizes the trauma she has endured and how much they really have in common.
Experience has taught single mother Rachel Madison that the only person she can truly rely on is herself. But what she wants most in the world—to give her son the life she never had growing up—means she must put her faith in a man who once walked out on her.
Retired from the service, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Colten Taylor makes a detour to Phoenix to bury his brother. Nobody is more surprised than he is to see Rachel waiting for him at the airport. He regrets the morning he walked away from her, but coming from an abusive home taught Colt to put limits on all his relationships—especially this one.
So when he discovers he has a son, Colt knows this is a chance to prove to himself he’s not a chip off the old block. Turning his life around doesn’t come naturally, though. Then a drug dealer crops up from his brother’s dark past, threatening their son and forcing Colt and Rachel to face their demons … and each other.
Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit Hero Dogs, an organization dedicated to training service dogs for injured American veterans of war.
Tyler Rexall never considered being anything besides a Navy SEAL. But a mission-gone-wrong has ended his career in the Teams, leaving Tyler handicapped, his self-identity obliterated. Returning to his hometown of Louisa, Virginia, Tyler wallows in despair. He has no idea that the young woman showing up on his doorstep with a dog holds his future in the palms of her hand.
Katie Crowley’s lifelong crush on the formidable “T-Rex” hasn’t waned one iota in the last decade. Seeing him beaten down and disabled arouses her determination to help him, even as she’s being terrorized by a desperate man who is getting bolder by the day.
Can Katie convince a proud man like Tyler to accept that a service dog might change his life? Unfortunately, she may not get the chance or the time to heal him as her heart demands, not when her stalker returns for a final encounter.