Life after the army wasn’t supposed to be this hard, but running into his first love again may be the biggest challenge he’s faced yet.
After several deployments overseas, Sergeant Trent Roland erected barricades around his heart, vowing never to feel the pain of war again. Now he’s home, and adjusting to civilian life hasn’t been easy. All he wants to do is bury himself in work and get lost in a new city, but first, he has to help rebuild the storm-damaged Wounded Warrior Rescue dog shelter. One special dog has started to break through Trent’s defenses, but nothing can prepare him for the rush of long-buried emotions he experiences when he sees the woman he left behind ten years ago.
Olivia Malone gave up on the idea of finding a lasting love long ago. With a young child to provide for, she takes a job at the local dog rescue. She doesn’t count on finding her old flame working right alongside her. Their chemistry is just as red hot as ever, but she has to consider more than her own desires these days. Her daughter Molly is her first priority and she can’t risk breaking either of their hearts by inviting a man into their lives whose main goal seems to be leaving her behind… again.
Things heat up in the small seaside town of Liberty Cove, Texas, when Trent and Olivia must decide if taking a second chance at love is worth the risk.