Declan James lost his last ounce of trust the day his wife walked out the door, leaving him to save the restaurant they built together. Throwing himself into his work, Declan swears off women—or at least, women who expect him to stick around in the morning. But when he discovers a skittish beauty scrounging through the Fireside’s trash to feed her dog, Declan offers her a job and a place to rest her head. There’s just something about her that awakens his protective side. And soon, not even that mangy mutt can stop Declan from caring for her.
After one too many trips to the ER, Trina Wilson finally gathered the courage to leave her husband, taking only her car and hyperactive boxer. Unfortunately, life on the run proves harder than she anticipated—until Declan takes a leap of faith on her. But even as Trina starts to see beyond his gruff exterior, she can’t relax, even for a moment. Not with her husband still tracking her down. What Trina doesn’t know is that in Declan, she has a powerful ally—and, if she would only follow her heart, a devoted lover.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
This is the second book I have read by Stacey Lynn and I have yet to be disappointed in her work. This book deals with the controversial topic of domestic violence whoever there are no graphic scenes of abuse. Making it a pretty safe read for anyone who's experienced abuse.
I enjoy Stacey Lynn’s writing and character development. Declan is a dreamboat sexy, masculine, fine, hardworking, and LOVING! Congratulations on another success Stacey Lynn.
*Received for an honest review.