When Loretta Simmons returns to Hope, Oklahoma, after a disastrous marriage, she's determined to remain independent for the sake of her daughter. The only thing standing in her way is Deacon Fox—the man she loved and walked away from years ago.
Since Loretta owns the bookstore right next to his current renovation project, Deacon can’t escape the woman who broke his heart. Throw in her adorable little girl and one ridiculously oversized dog, and they're almost a family. Only he can't be that guy—what they had was once in a lifetime.
But love has a funny way of reopening a door you thought was firmly closed . . .
Contains mature themes.
Allyson Ryan is a native New Yorker whose diverse talents have led to a career in voice-over, theater, TV, commercials, and films. Narrating for several years now, she has an AudioFile Earphones Award for the audiobook On the Divinity of Second Chances by Kaya McLaren. She is also a 2017 Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Voice Arts® Award nominee. She can be heard in commercials, animated shows, and video games, and seen as "Mom" in several national commercials.