In a family that was raised in a non-traditional way, Araylia has prevailed in ways no one would have expected. She’s a successful doctor who cares deeply for her son. Left to become a single mother by her abusive boyfriend, she continues her journey to be the best mother possible for Liam.
Mace is a man crippled with grief and self loathing for his sisters death. He closes himself off to the world till one night he’s shot. Landing him right in front of Dr. Araylia Masters.
All is well, until, Araylia’s ex comes back wanting his family again, no matter what it takes. Even death.
“ The characters leap off the pages – I love it when authors write characters with FLAWS. ” – The Chronic Romantic
“ He works hard to break down the walls that she has built around her heart, and it doesn’t take long for the two to fall in love. ” – cthrasher
“ H.S. Strickland has done an incredible job with her debut novel. ” – T. Sullivan
I have a huge secret.
One that could change the lives of the people I love.
If they found out it would make them question everything.
So, what does that force me to do?
Lie. Lie my ass off. Every day, all day.
Then Ryan saunters in my life with a cocky smile and changes my outlook on life.
He’s dangerous, I know, but I can’t seem to stay away.
Which may cost me my family.
I like being the cocky guy.
I like to be the joker.
Why, you ask?
Because it conceals my pain.
Then Sloane sashays in my life with mysterious green eyes.
She makes me re-think everything.
She gives me hope and faith.
But she’s hiding something and I am determined to find out what.
Which may cost me my life.
“ So I do recommend reading in order but I did get the gist of it fine without reading book one. ” – Kris
“ If you are looking for a story with mystery, intrigue, and romance. ” – Elena Cruz
“ Ryan and Sloane’s story was very well written. ” – Brenda