Ezzie Donovan shouldn’t have wanted her brother’s best friend, but she’d seen past the façade and knew the man inside. She had one last chance to admit her feelings before they went their separate ways. If only she had known how her choices would impact their future or that she’d wind up with more secrets than what she had started.
Self-professed ladies’ man, Luke Jonnihan swore off love a long time ago. Then his best friend’s little sister waltzes back into his life. She’s all grown up, absolutely stunning, and completely off-limits. Maybe she deserved better than the likes of him, but being around her stirred something inside him he couldn’t ignore. Giving into his desires couldn’t be wrong when it felt so right. If only he can keep his past from resurfacing and his relationship with his best friend’s sister a secret.
When Ezzie walked away from Luke, she never thought she’d keep the truth from him for so long. Five years later, falsely accused of a crime, she returns home seeking help from her brother-never expecting Luke to come through her parents’ kitchen door or waltz back into her life. Now if only she can prove her innocence without reigniting a flame she buried long ago and avoid whoever is after her in the process.
Luke prides himself on being prepared for anything, inside and outside the courtroom-until he sees the woman who stole his heart and disappeared with it has kept quite a secret. Despite the shock and anger of seeing Ezzie again and the child he knew nothing about, he can’t turn down the challenge of clearing her name. If only he can do it without losing his heart a second time and keep both of them alive.
This second chance, secret-baby romantic suspense is the second half of a duet with a guaranteed happily-ever-after.