Deep in the Heart (An Austin After Dark Book, #1)

Deep in the Heart (An Austin After Dark Book, #1)

by Alexa Padgett

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A steamy, emotional romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Alexa Padgett.

Remembering the music I love… lets me forget a past that haunts me.

I thought realizing my dream of country music stardom would chase away the ghosts of the past. But I didn't understand how the horrors of war would imprint their scars on my heart… leaving me a shadow of the man I used to be.

Haunted by regret, filled with a rage I can't control, I destroy my favorite guitar.

A J. Olsen original. The only instrument that allows my fingers to caress my music into creation.

Now, I need a new one, and in order to get it fast, I have to work with her—Jenna. She stirs something deep inside me. Something I haven't felt in years.

When I stare into her breathtaking eyes for the first time, I see struggles that echo my own. The kind of torment that colors a woman's soul. But I'm drawn to her—I just can't stay away.

As our emotions start to blossom, creating a magic that rivals the music, Jenna's dangerous ex reappears to play a reckless game. Between his lust for revenge and the unreasonable demands of my record label, we can't catch our big break.

And unless we can both heal the wounds that remain shuttered in darkness, we'll lose everything.

Praise for Deep in the Heart:

"For fans of complicated characters, this one's a shoo-in." ~ Publishers Weekly

"Absolutely heartfelt! You'll fall for the characters every bit as much as they fall for each other." ~ USA Today bestselling author Ashelyn Drake

"Two strong, battle-scarred people grapple with how to make a relationship work in the forceful first Austin After Dark contemporary." ~ BookLife

"Alexa Padgett's novel tugs at the heart strings as Cam and Jenna learn to make sweet music together." ~ USA Today Bestselling author Fiona Quinn

"Deep in the Heart is a touching tale of loss, love, and hope for a future filled with promise. Jenna and Cam's heart wrenching story is an emotional rollercoaster ride that will have you gasping at twists and turns you'll never see coming. A must-read!" ~ USA Today Bestseller Kristen Luciani

"This book packs an emotional punch with raw authenticity and jaggedly broken characters, with all of their demons, trials and struggles conspicuously on display." ~ Book Addict via Goodreads

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155515326
Publisher: Alexa Padgett
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Series: An Austin After Dark Book , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 299,885
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

With a degree in international marketing and a varied career path as a content manager for a web firm at the height of the tech boom, marketing director for a high-profile sports agency and a two-year stint with a renowned literary agency, Alexa Padgett has returned to her first love: writing fiction. She is a card-carrying member of RWA, or would be if Romance Writers of America had cards. She’s also a member of Land of Enchantment Romance Authors (LERA), and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal (FF&P) chapters, where she’s met fabulous writers. She aspires to be as witty and kind as her writing family is.

Alexa spent a good part of her youth traveling. From Budapest to Belize, Calgary to Coober Pedy, Alexa soaked in the myriad smells, sounds, and feels of these gorgeous places, wishing she could live in them all – at least for a while. And she does in her books.

Alexa loves to read, especially her friends’ stories. She also spends a great deal of time in her tiny kitchen, channeling her inner Barefoot Contessa.

 Write her at She loves to hear from her fans!

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