Mad Dog and Annie by Virginia Kantra
"At one time MAD DOG AND ANNIE thought they'd have a future together, but he left town and she married his best friend. Now the sinfully sexy policeman unexpectedly returns and once again looks in her direction. Years of abuse from her soon-to-be-ex have made the single mom wary of love. Well-developed characters, strong emotions and good romantic tension blend beautifully in this first-rate Virginia Kantra offering." –RT Book Reviews
Bad boy Maddox "Mad Dog" Palmer has loved Annie Barclay since they were kids. But when she married his high school teammate, golden boy Rob Cross, Maddox backed off and moved away. Now he's back in town, and Ann is in trouble, threatened by both her abusive ex-husband and the law.
Tender-hearted Ann is fighting for a new life and custody of her young son. She has enough on her plate without a burned out, big city cop reigniting an old flame or reminding her of the girl she used to be. Maddox tempts her beyond her safe boundaries. But can the first man who made Ann feel desire teach her to love again?
Romance Writers of America RITA© Award finalist
All About Romance "Desert Isle Keeper"
Praise for New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra
"Virginia Kantra is back where we want her, writing fantastic contemporary romance." –Rendezvous
"I'm a long time Virginia Kantra fan girl because every time I read one of her books, she reminds me why I read romance." –JoAnn Ross, New York Times bestselling author
"Kantra has to be the only romance author I've read whose characters are as rich as those of Nora Roberts." –The Romance Reader
"I have read and enjoyed all of Virginia Kantra's books. One thing for sure, her heroes are some of the best in the business. They are strong and tender with a protective and nurturing streak and a deep commitment to family - all traits that I love." –All About Romance