Miya Jackson always believed life had more to offer outside Dead End, Texas. So when circumstances turned her life upside down, she took her chance to break free. A few years—and some brutal doses of reality—later, her little sister’s wedding brings her back to the hometown she left behind.
The last place she expects is to end up is in the arms of the man she’s tried and failed to forget. One scalding, passionate night is all it takes to make her rethink her damn good reasons for leaving.
Shawn Dalton always hoped this day would come. Hell, he and Miya have a history, and any misunderstandings can be fixed if she’ll only stay in one spot long enough. Now that’s she’s back, he’s determined to make her see that she belongs in Dead End. With him.
Her obstinate nature is intact, but he can deal with that. It’s the cold, detached woman she’s become that worries him. Melting that wall—and reminding Miya of her roots—is going to take every hot, sinful moment he can wrangle.
Downing the rest of her beer, she threw a twenty-dollar bill on the table and rushed to the door. She didn’t look back. Didn’t want to know if that sinful gaze followed her—or worse—laughed at her knowingly.
Cool night air washed over her the moment she stepped on the porch. She nodded to several men standing at the opposite end of the wooden porch and leaned against the railing to support her shaky legs. Millions of stars glimmered down from the clear night sky. Honeysuckle climbed up the trellis covering the outside of the porch, filling the night air with its sweet aroma. The scent was so thick, she could almost taste it.
She closed her eyes and breathed deep, needing the calm reassurance of childhood nostalgia to center her frazzled mind. Home. She really hadn’t thought she’d missed it at all, but being back satisfied her more than anything had in years. A quiet peace welcomed her home, so different from the city, where she’d never experienced true acclimation. Even after Chloe had taken pity on a homegrown vagabond and led her through the tangled streets of city life.
The sad memories of leaving Dead End were never far from her mind, and now, with Shawn’s appearance tonight, the decision to leave all those years ago welled up inside her with ferocious intent.
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Candi Wall is probably the only person whose real name is more epic than any pseudonym she could have come up with – even as an author! She writes because the voices in her head have to come out somehow. Animal rescue-ess, mother of four, and soccer mom by day, she spends her free time writing – often on napkins at kids’ games because she never knows when a juicy story will reveal its delicious self. She once wrote a sex scene at a wrestling meet. Shhhhhh!
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