Widowed and pregnant, Ariel Martin returns home to take a job as an English teacher, when one of her student's brothers arrives just in the nick of time to protect her from a shooter.
Tristan left behind his military career when his parents died, coming home to care for his young sister, Mia. He's doing his best, but he doesn't know much about raising a teenage girl, so he strikes a deal with Ariel that he will help fix up her place if she will spend time with Mia.
But the danger is far from over for Ariel, and Tristan and his K-9 friend are more than up to the task of getting to the bottom of who is after her.
Ariel has had a rough year, with her divorce, and then the death of her husband, she finds satisfaction in teaching the children in her class, and she genuinely cares for every one of them. I like how Tristan is there to help her out, he is a man devoted to his family and dedicated to his job. He and Ariel work together to determine why she is being targeted, and Tristan does everything he can to make sure that she is safe.
Ariel is independent and wants to do everything she can to give her baby a life that's good. Tristan is a man of faith and integrity, and he and Ariel learn to trust one another, and their friendship grows as they spend time together.
Overall, a fantastic, fast-paced read that leaps right into the story, and is packed with action and suspense. I really liked Ariel and Tristan's determination to fight for what is right. This was a riveting read that I just couldn't put down, I am enjoying this series so much and I can't wait for the next one!
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