He wanted a new beginning. What he got was a glimpse of a life he could never have…
Widower Dane Winters just wanted a new beginning for himself and his six month old daughter after his estranged husband’s cold-blooded murder and moving to a small town in Southwest Montana seemed like a good place to start. But he never expected a favor for a friend to turn into a deadly encounter that puts him on a collision course with a mysterious stranger passing through town.
Former FBI agent Jaxon Reid stopped in Dare, Montana to right a wrong, not get caught up in the life of an uptight, country vet with a holier-than-thou attitude. But he soon finds himself drawn to the quiet, insecure single father who’s trying to leave behind a life of pain and heartbreak.
Dane can’t deny his attraction to Jax, but he knows that pursuing a relationship with the gorgeous, younger man will only end in heartbreak and turn him into someone he swore he would never be again. But when danger looms, he’s forced to accept Jax into his life and home, along with the emotional vulnerability that being around Jax brings to the surface.
As their connection deepens, can Dane find the trust Jax needs from him in order to build a life together or will he let his past destroy his one chance at a real future?
I liked this story, it seemed to be a quick read but still had enough to keep you engaged.
I liked Jax and Dane as characters, loved the determination and drive that Jax had to make it work with Dane. All of the men in Dane’s life left him a little more broken than the last, but Jax is the man to build him up and not break him down.
Dane was a little insecure at times but the more time he spent with Jax the stronger he became.
I was nice to catch up with Callan, Finn and Rhys from Book One.
Nice M/M read and the sex was hot.