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A tragic incident turns him into a hero… but what if all the unwanted attention leads him back into old, dark habits?

Terrible mistakes in Jacob Starr’s youth made him disappear far away from those he loved most, while leaving behind the only decent thing he'd ever created in his life, his son.

Arriving recently in River’s End, Luna Castellanos is looking for a new life and career but what she finds, is soon based on something she never intended: infamy. After she and Jacob unwillingly become heroes in a tragedy that has the nation's attention, she can't find the strength to be the hero everyone claims her to be. Instead, she feels frozen in her anxiety and lost to the person she once was. But the only one who understands this, and therefore her, is Jacob Starr. It creates a bond between them that is quick, strong, and honest, with a chemistry that is much more far reaching than the one tragic moment they share.

Jacob's new status as a hero confounds and confuses him. But someone finally needs him, and only him. Heady stuff for a man who no one has ever needed or wanted. Luna has become the only person in the world to see him as their friend, confident, protector, and yes, hero. A roll that he cherishes. But once Luna learns of his past, will she still be able to look at him as her hero, or will she finally see him like everyone else?

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Reviews:

"A great addition to the Rivers End Series. I truly enjoyed this book. Again I love the way this author writes her characters and their reactions. They feel so real. Life is messy and not perfect and sometimes we have to fight to get through it especially in extremely traumatic situations. I cried with Jacob and Luna and truely enjoyed their characters in this book." -Brandi, Goodreads Reviewer

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"Wonderful Series. Take a journey with the Rydell family. Quite a trip of love, anger, happiness and sadness. Cheer with them and cry with them." -Kandy, Goodreads Reviewer

 

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“This book will break your heart over and over again. I cried so much over this book and had to take so many breaks during reading it. This book will gut you to the core. This isn't your typical boy meets girl, they fall madly in love and live happily ever after. A town is rocked. Two characters are overcoming their past along with the present and trying to make adult decisions. I absolutely loved Jacob and Luna. This book was beautiful and heartbreaking but it does have a happy ending.”—Amy , Goodreads Reviewer

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“The two become friends because they understand what each other is feeling and going through. As the press gets hungrier for stories Jacob is afraid of how Luna will feel about him when it comes out about his past. This is an emotional read. It had me ugly crying a time or two. It has action, suspense, drama, some hot steamy scenes and redemption. This is a must read.” – Carolyn, Goodreads Reviewer

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“They turn to each other and develop a solid relationship which is tested when Jacobs past come to her knowledge. The author did an amazing job on making these characters and scenarios so believable.
Great story with tragedy, angst and redemption.”—Sharon, Goodreads Reviewer

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“ I love the way this author writes her characters and their reactions. They feel so real. Life is messy and not perfect and sometimes we have to fight to get through it especially in extremely traumatic situations. I cried with Jacob and Luna and truely enjoyed their characters in this book.” – Brandi, Goodreads Reviewer

 

Excerpt:

Jacob stood just outside the door. He was so hesitant. Glad to see her alive but unsure what to do.

He should—

Her eyes fluttered open and in one second, they met his.

She stared and blinked several times before lifting her head barely a fraction of an inch off the pillow.

“You,” she said in a low, soft voice. He wondered if he were a dreaded reminder of the ordeal or a welcome partner from their visit to hell and back.

“Yeah, me.”

“You saved my life. You saved everyone’s life. You stopped the killer while he was holding a loaded gun.” Her head shook. “It’s the bravest thing I’ve ever seen, and also, the craziest. It was loaded and ready to fire, just inches from shooting you.”

He shrugged. “Can I come in? Could we talk for a while?”

“Yes.” She shifted around. “Of course, you can. You don’t have to ask. You saved me.”

“I wasn’t sure if you were okay.”

“You came here just to see me?”

“Yeah.” He shrugged and stepped closer. “The truth is I’m not sure what to do with myself anymore or at least, not today.”

“I don’t know either.” She glanced away and picked the edge of her sheet nervously. Lifting her gaze to his, she asked, “So what did you…”

“What?”

“Do today? What did you do?” The smile was a small curve upwards of her lips. “Maybe you can give me some pointers because I have no idea how to proceed.”