Abigail Ames never considered herself brave, especially after the death of her husband in a motorcycle accident that left her a struggling single mother. But two years later, and with a new career, Abby chances a better life for herself and her young son by leaping toward a fresh start in Tallulah Cove. While she hopes to one day find a safe and stable man, she never expects he might just be sitting on the barstool next to her after a defunct girls' night out.
Ben Davenport isn't a man accustomed to running away, but relocating to Tallulah Cove to open a second branch of his business is a good way to escape his haunted past and lingering ghosts of his decades-old mistake. No longer believing in his own happily ever after, he's surprised by a chance encounter with a pretty brunette and the yearning she awakens with the delivery of the single most intriguing line ever.
Their growing attraction seems unstoppable, until the past revisits like a sucker punch ready to take at aim at their happiness and his budding relationship with the boy he's come to love as his own.
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Abigail Ames still struggles with her feelings over the death of her husband. He was a good man and she loved him dearly. He was killed riding his motorcycle when a car did not see him and cut in front of him. Now she is left to raise their young son, Blake, along with help from her sister Kate. On a girls’ night out, she meets Ben Davenport, a handsome older man who is the first man to really get her attention since the death of her husband. He is in Tallulah Cove on business and is dealing with his own past issues. At the age of seventeen, Ben agreed to give his newborn son up for adoption…so that his son would have a better life. He knows Abby is too young for him, but his desire to be with her is strong. A wonderful, emotional story about a mother trying to move on with her young son and a man who still bears the regret of his past decision to give up his son and never have another child. When an unexpected request from his past surfaces, will he be able to make amends for his past and start a new life with Abby? I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation from the author. (by paytonpuppy)