When the baby he rescued seven years ago returns—with his widowed adoptive mom—Deputy Fire Chief Matt Bailey can’t turn them away. Desperate to escape the reminders of his failure in the line of duty, Matt is close to leaving town. But one look at Rachel Carter and her son, Christopher, has him second-guessing his plans.

Rachel is a mom in need of a hero for her son. But as much as she wants the two to bond, she’s determined to keep her distance from Matt. After losing her husband on the job, she promised never to love another fireman. Yet somehow she finds herself drawn to the one man she should avoid.

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About The Author

Patricia Johns started out as a "starving artist" with an English degree, her youthful optimism, and not much else to her name. She banged away on her ancient laptop and lived in the smallest, cheapest quarters possible in the middle of a large city. It paid off: She wrote my first published novel, the first of many more over the next few years, and fantasized about the small town life.

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