One woman must decide whether she can trust a complete stranger to protect her and unborn child from the threats of her past in this "touching modern romance" from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster (Library Journal).
Named one of the "Best Romance Books of 2018" by Bookbub!
As Darby Dixon sits in a tiny Texas church bathroom on her wedding day holding a positive pregnancy test, she realizes that marrying her fiance would be the worst decision of her life. She's never been very good at standing up for herself, but she'll sure as hell stand up for her baby. With very little cash and a ton of courage, she flees town to take a new name and start a new life.
As a Marine, Scott "Trex" Trexler worked in the most treacherous, corrupt, war-torn places on earth. With his new top-secret security job, he finally has a chance to return to the one place he's felt at peace: Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The moment Trex checks in at the hotel where she's working, Darby knows he's dangerous. He may want her to think he's another hotshot firefighter, along with all the others battling the nearby mountain blaze, but something doesn't add up. No way will she get involved with another man she can't fully trust - and Trex clearly isn't telling her everything. As Darby's ex gets closer and closer to finding her, both she and Trex will soon find out that what you don't know really can hurt you.
"This love story is raw, brilliant, and gives women hope in the impossible. Nothing is more precious than that." --Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Jamie McGuire writes with no holds barred ... real and addictive." --USA Today
"Heartfelt emotions, serious social concerns and exceptional character development result in a touching modern romance with inspirational overtones; a sure winner." --Library Journal