“Touching and complex…Tucker unerringly hits all the high notes of romance—the spark, the emotional depth, the mental and physical struggles—while creating a couple who seem perfectly attuned even when they are in conflict.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania (population three thousand outside of tourist season).
And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed date, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has rescued: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.
Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works. For a time.
But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. There’s an immediate connection, and it’s more electric than the bond of two people who endured a traumatic event. It’s something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something she is afraid to trust.
Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine...before the spark fades?
I am a huge fan of K.A. Tucker and she delivers a breathtaking novel every time she publishes. Catherine's story pulled at the strings of my heart. One moment changed her life forever when she pulled over to help a man who was injured in a car accident. When she finds out the identity of who he is, she begs her best friend who is the cop on the scene to keep her identity unknown.
Brett Madden wants to know the identity of the person who saved him from the wreckage, so he could show his gratitude. When he discovers who it is, he shows up at her door. There is an immediate connection between the two, one that is indisputable. But will Catherine be able to be in a relationship with Brett, where the world would see her?
This story is a must-read.