She came in search of the family she’d always wanted—and found the kind of love she’d never dared imagine.
When Katelyn Loveland’s car veered off a winding Appalachian Mountain road, she thought she was done for. That is until Cooper Robinson, local sheriff’s deputy, came to her rescue. And though Katie narrowly escaped her brush with death, she still fell. Hard.
She wasn’t the only one. But soon Cooper learns that the woman he’s more attracted to than any he’s ever met is his brother’s new girlfriend—and therefore unquestionably off limits. Yet, despite their best efforts, Cooper and Katie can’t seem to avoid running into each other. Or ignore the undeniable chemistry between them.
As they grow closer, Katie shares secrets from her past and the real reason she moved to their small North Carolina town. She also wins over Cooper’s welcoming and bighearted family. But they don’t know that her feelings for Cooper keep growing—all while she’s dating his brother. Soon the stakes of their emotional connection become higher than either could have imagined.
Katie stands to lose the first family she’s ever had, and a scandal could doom Cooper’s campaign for sheriff. Suddenly they find themselves on the edge of another precipice—and they’re forced to make a decision that could change their lives forever.
"A perfect blend of romance and women’s fiction." —SHERRYL WOODS, #1 New York Times bestselling author for Summer by the Tides
"I have never read a romance by Denise Hunter that didn’t sweep me away into a happily ever after. Treat yourself!" —Robin Lee Hatcher, bestselling author
"If you like Robyn Carr, you’ll love Denise Hunter." —Colleen Coble, USA TODAY bestselling author of One Little Lie
- Sweet and thoughtful contemporary read
- First in the new Riverbend Romance series
- Book length: approximately 82,000 words
- Includes discussion questions for book clubs