Sometimes it’s the oldest wounds that cut deepest.
River Harp fell in love with her brother’s best friend, a boy who was practically part of the family…a boy who broke her heart before leaving town.
Sixteen years later, he’s back for her brother’s funeral. And River wants nothing to do with the man. At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself.
Because there are problems in her life much bigger than Jackson’s return. Like the fact her brother is still alive—and she’s the only one who believes it.
River will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth and find Ryker. Even if it means seeking help from the man she’s spent almost two decades getting over.
As a teen, Jackson Ford had one plan: get the hell out of Lindeman, Washington, away from his abusive drunk of a father, and never return.
Fate had other plans, however, and now he’s back to bury Ryker, his Delta Force teammate. His brother in every way but blood.
At the funeral, she’s the first person he sees. The only person he sees.
Walking away from River once was hard enough, even if it was for her own good. Walking away a second time may prove impossible…especially after he realizes she’s digging into her brother’s suspicious death.
When River’s search for answers puts her in the sights of dangerous men, Jackson will do anything and everything to keep her safe.
Even if it means losing his heart—and his life—in the process.
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