I love fall. Don’t you? Monday was officially the first day of fall. Never mind that Starbucks has been selling pumpkin spice lattes for over a month. Now in Texas, it will still be warm for a while. But if the temperature dips below 75, everyone here drags out their fall clothes.
After a long, hot Texas summer, even the hint of fall makes me happy. I love watching the leaves change color and that crispness in the morning air when I go for my daily walk. I’m ready to buy my pumpkins to set by my front door and dust off my front door wreath of fall leaves. And I can’t wait to curl up with a blanket and a book, and drink hot cocoa in my warmer (not sleeveless) PJs.
I can feel the fall coming, especially in the morning. There is just that hint of a temperature drop. Yeah, I know in the South, we’ve got to wait a while until true fall arrives. But until then, I might have to crank down my air conditioner, light a pumpkin scented candle and pretend.
What to you look forward to with the coming of fall?
Police detective Juan Acosta doesn’t only carry scars on the outside. He’s filled with guilt and anger ever since his undercover job led to the murder of those he loved the most. Now he’s living for one thing: revenge. That is, until Juan meets his beautiful new neighbor.
Vicki Holloway prides herself on being capable and independent, but her life is turned upside down when her sister Sara is killed by an abusive ex. Fearing for the safety of her niece, Vicki and the little girl go into hiding…resurfacing in Texas with new identities.
Juan finds his once-frozen heart thawing around Vicki, but he knows she’s hiding something. Juan needs answers, but Vicki isn’t talking. She has to keep her secrets if she wants to keep Bell safe, which means resisting her growing feelings for the sexy, scarred man next door. But when Juan’s quest for justice brings danger to her door, divulging the truth might be the only thing that keeps her alive.
Includes the bonus novella “Hot Target” by April Hunt!