Brad Asher’s military career ended when he lost an arm in Afghanistan. He’s returned home to Crystal Springs and works part-time in real estate. When he learns of Laura’s plans to settle in the community, he makes a few of his own. As the neighbor boy during her summer visits, he bumbled the opportunity to express his admiration for her. He’s determined to make the most of this second chance.
But Laura’s arrival from St. Louis threatens this future as events around her husband’s murder follow her. Can Brad keep her safe and in his life?
Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
About the Author
Raised in a household filled with books, it was only natural that Ellen Parker grew into an avid reader. She turned to writing as a second career and enjoys spinning the type of story which appeals to multiple generations. She encourages her readers to share her work with mother or daughter – or both. Ellen currently lives in St. Louis. When not guiding characters to “happily ever after” she’s apt to be reading, walking in the neighborhood, or tending her tiny garden. You can find her on the web at www.ellenparkerwrites.wordpress.com and www.facebook.com/ellenparkerwrites.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ellen Parker debuts with a well-written, interesting mystery. I loved the small town setting and the realistic feel of usually charming characters that populate the place. Sweet and old-fashioned, the story involves the heroine trying to get justice for her murdered husband. A year has passed since she found him dead, and she's moved to the town she visited in summers past to start anew. There she encounters the man who has grown out of his awkward boyhood but not his crush on her. She's not ready for a romance until her husband's killer is behind bars. But her old-friend-turned-hot-neighbor may have different ideas.
Ellen Parker has written a sweet little mystery/suspense that has an adorable couple that ultimately hopes to live happily ever after. Laura and Brad have known each other since high school, but each led separate lives. Laura even married, but that ended in tragedy because her husband was murdered one year before Laura runs into Brad again. They are thrown together, and their chemistry is revved up again while they work together to solve the mystery of who murdered her husband, gain her some closure, and stop the suspicious, dangerous things from happening to her that are occurring almost daily. This leads them to the killer and keeps the action going, and the romance sweet. I hope everyone gets the chance to read this story. It’s a nice read. Ellen Parker has talent. Take advantage of it