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A Country Roads Novel

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"Funny, sassy, and sexy. Reading Shannon Richard is pure pleasure!" -- Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

Some things you don't dare let go . . .

Melanie O'Bryan knows life is too short to be afraid of taking chances. And former Air Force sergeant Bennett Hart is certainly worth taking a chance on. He's agreed to help her students with a school project, but she's hoping the handsome handyman will offer her a whole lot more. Yet despite his heated glances and teasing touches, Mel senses there's something holding him back . . .

Bennett Hart is grateful to be alive and back home in Mirabelle, Florida. Peaceful and uncomplicated-that's all he's looking for. Until a spunky, sexy-as-hell teacher turns his life upside down. After one smoldering kiss, Bennett feels like he's falling without a parachute. But with memories of his past threatening to resurface, he'll have to decide whether to keep playing it safe, or take the biggest risk of all.

(95,000 words)

From Publishers Weekly

May 26, 2014 – The seaside town of Mirabelle, Fla., is the perfect setting for sweet and sensuous romance as a retired airman meets his match with a stunning schoolteacher. High school teacher Melanie O'Bryan is getting ready for the new school year with the help of her friend Bennett Hart, who's home after surviving a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. As they work on a joint project, Mel senses that Bennett wants more from her than friendship, but his reluctance to act on his attraction just frustrates her. Even after they fall into bed, Bennett is unwilling to fully commit. When tragedy strikes, only time will tell whether their relationship is strong enough to withstand old wounds. Richard's expert storytelling draws in the reader with affable and complex characters and just the right amount of romantic angst.

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Cute Story

Girl falls for guy, both try to fight it..guy fights it harder and becomes a jerk before having his epiphany (pointed out to him by someone else) and goes after his woman to win her back.

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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Dec 03, 2013
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: A Country Roads Novel
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