Centuries ago, Payton tried to do the right thing and she still carries the scars. Since then, she refuses to help innocents lest she repeat the sins of her past. When Ulysses sweeps into Payton’s life, he senses a mystical connection between them that goes deeper than their shared abilities as Perilaegis and he’s determined to win her.
This story occurs from the 1920s to the 1980s. A little island girl is rescued by missionaries after a tsunami, and this tragic event marks the start of a series of turbulent and challenging years as the girl moves between families and homes, her freedom and safety constantly at risk.
Her orphaned nephew wants a daddy for Christmas—and he’s chosen their fun-loving neighbor. But Jill finds Dr. Chad Markham both maddening and charming—trouble ahead! Then a greedy relative challenges her attempt to adopt Spike to claim his inheritance. She needs a pretend fiancé, fast! Luckily, there’s one right next door... Romance Reviews called this holiday romance “a delightfully good read.”