From the beloved Sandra Brown, whose "storytelling gift [is] surprisingly rare" (Toronto Sun), comes this New York Times bestselling novel, an exquisitely sensual tale of a young woman's sudden, irresistible affair with a stranger—a man whose secret could shatter her life....
Since the death of her husband, Alicia Russell has struggled to take care of her two young sons alone. But when a sudden storm threatens to ruin a family camping trip, Alicia must rely upon a stranger for help. Before long, the man offers much more than shelter from the storm.
Handsome, sensual, and slightly mysterious, Pierce Reynolds showers much-needed attention on Alicia's sons—and reminds her how it feels to be desired. But even as Pierce tempts Alicia to explore her newly reawakened longings, he holds her at arm's length, his only explanation a silent refusal to share the secrets of his heart.
Alicia knows she can't give Pierce up without a fight. But how can she convince him that love is a risk worth taking?
From the Paperback edition.
A native Texan, and now American author, Sandra Brown, has published over seventy novels, with books in print numbering eighty million or more worldwide. Out of her works, she has had sixty New York Times bestsellers. She was born in Waco, then grew up in Fort Worth, and majored in English at Texas Christian University. She would come to be given an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from TCU. She and her husband, Michael, created a foundation to award an annual scholarship to a student whose interests lie in fictional writing.
In 2011 she and other colleagues travel to Afghanistan to tour several United States bases. She currently lives with her husband in Arlington, Texas.