As a newly single mother, Carrie Farmer isn’t quite ready to jump back into the dating pool in Ardent Springs—especially since her last marriage was such a disaster. But if anyone could entice her to wade in a bit, it would be her hunky neighbor, Noah Winchester. He’s the perfect man: strong, protective, and smoking hot. But her eyes have deceived her before, and she’s no longer willing to hand over her heart so easily.
After completing several tours in the Middle East, Noah returns to his hometown a very different man. The former soldier’s plan to rest and relax is soon waylaid by the intriguing woman next door and her heart-stealing little girl. Something—or someone—put shadows in Carrie’s lovely eyes, and he’s determined to clear them away. But when hidden demons can no longer be ignored, the couple gets a reminder from an unexpected source that love truly can conquer all.
Terri Osburn has created such a great work in Ardent Springs, and Carrie Farmer has always been a prominent part of it. I was glad to finally get to see her HEA and read her story through her eyes. I was not at all disappointed. The story between Carrie and Noah is heartwarming and the parallels between a domestic abuse victim and a damaged war veteran were well done. I recommend to anyone who loves romance novels.
OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author of the Amazon and Wall Street Journal bestselling Anchor Island Series, Terri Osburn started putting words on the page in 2007. Five years later, in 2012, she was named a finalist in the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart contest for unpublished manuscripts. Shortly after, she signed with an agent and moved into publication, with her debut releasing from Montlake Romance in May 2013. Terri lives on the east coast with her teenage daughter, three frisky felines, and two troublesome terriers.
To learn more about Terri, check out her website at www.terriosburn.com.