Mira Frasier has worked hard to pull herself out of
the darkness of her Tahoe reservation childhood, but rough beginnings shape a
person in all the wrong ways. Mira gets mixed up with shady people while trying
to bail out her destitute mother—and now Mira’s life is in danger.
Tyler Morgan grew up a star athlete and scholar, but a
tragedy he hasn’t dealt with has him regrouping in his home town of South Lake
Tahoe. The last person he expects to see is Mira, the girl he lost his
virginity to in high school, and the only woman who ever took a piece of his
heart. He’d rather live in a tent than do what his sister asks and stay with
Mira while they figure out how to keep her safe from the men who attacked her.
To ensure Mira remains in his past where she belongs,
Tyler agrees to look out for her temporarily until she’s safe enough to move
out on her own. And if he has to push that process along by snooping around and
figuring out what she’s hiding, he’ll do that too. Only, Mira is still
beautiful, and she’s feisty as hell, and she has all his attention—just like
she did six years before.
Mira is driving
Tyler crazy, the tension between them off the charts while they’re trapped
under the same roof. Something is going to crack. Will it be Mira’s last hold
on a haunted life, or Tyler’s self-control around the one girl he’s never been
able to get over?
Jules Barnard is originally from the San Francisco Bay
Area. She attended UC Davis, whose college landscape often finds its way into
her New Adult novels. She has a Master’s degree and spent many an hour running
statistical analysis, until she realized her favorite part of the job was
writing reports. She decided to cut out the math and add in some hot guys, and
so began her career as a novelist.
Jules is a Northern California native living on the
coast with her husband and two children. She has no impulse control around
cupcakes and credits herself with the ability to read while running on the
treadmill or burning dinner.