Proving he’s a changed man could be his biggest challenge yet.
Rancher Reece Rainbolt’s shocked to learn he’s inherited half of Claire Ballard’s family farm—and that he’s a father. Now Claire’s determined to break ties with the man who once left her behind. But Reece will buy her half only on one condition: she must stay in town to help with the harvest…and let him get to know his little girl.
“Claire Ballard? Saw her at the memorial service. She sure has changed. I remember when she’d tag along with her father when he delivered fruit in town.” He rubbed his chin with a hand. “Did you date her in high school? Or maybe I’m mixing her up with someone else. Then again, you dated every cute gal at Rebel High.”
“Not Claire. She was a freshman when I was a senior. Claire volunteered in the school library in high school and she didn’t date in school as I recall.”
And he did recall. He’d often find himself in the library watching her shelve books as he struggled over homework assignments. She was always polite when he had questions about locating resource books. Claire was one of the few people at Rebel High who saw him as a person, not just a pretty face or a dumb jock. That was enough to fuel a crush on her that he never told anyone about.
Some paths need courage to follow…
Can they find their fresh startwith roadblocks around every corner?
To care for her orphaned nieces and nephews, Daisy Anderson moved to a small town for a new deputy position—but now her job could be eliminated. With potential budget cuts looming, her only hope is to work with police chief Mitch Rainbolt to save their department’s funds. But can their fight for her job lead to something neither dared wish for: a future together?
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Ends August 19, 2020