Slick sports agent Griffin Steele is living the highlife in Los Angeles, far from the shadow of the North Carolina mountains where he grew up. But when his hometown falls on hard times and needs his help, Grif reluctantly agrees to commute between coasts. He never expects the lush scenery, in the form of pretty tomboy Carlie Beth Parrish, to be such a temptation.
After an impetuous one-night stand with Grif Steele fifteen years ago, hardworking blacksmith Carlie Beth has tried to make a living and raise her daughter in the hometown she loves. Then, too-sexy-for-his-Rolex Grif blows back into town like the perfect storm, making Carlie feel less like a thirty-something mom and more like an infatuated teenager.
When a stalker targets Carlie Beth, Grif can’t help but step in to protect her. But once he discovers the fourteen-year-old secret she’s been keeping from him, will he embrace the truth or will he turn his back on Steele Ridge and Carlie Beth forever?
What Readers are saying...
"The Steele siblings have a little something to offer everyone who likes a good romance. The entie series features well developed characters and interesting storylines. Griff is the smooth-talking pretty boy who would rather do almost anything other than return to his home town. But he does return and gets roped into a job he didn't want. And there's that little detail of the old flame he left behind that burns a little hotter than either of them anticipated. A little intrigue, a big secret, and a steamy romance add up to a terrific read."