She never wanted to return.
He wants nothing more than for her to leave.
But the fire between them is as strong as the past that haunts them.
Annie Freemont grew up on the road, immersed in the romance of rare things, cultivating an eye for artifacts and a spirit for bargaining. It's a freewheeling life she loves and plans to continue--until her dad is diagnosed with dementia. His illness forces them to return to Moonhill, their ancestral home on the coast of Maine--and to the family they left behind fifteen years ago, after Annie's mother died in a suspicious accident.
Once at Moonhill, Annie is shocked when her aunt separates her from her father. The next time Annie sees him, he's a bizarre, violent shadow of his former self. Confused, she turns to an unlikely ally for support--Chase, the dangerously seductive young groundskeeper. With his dark good looks and powerful presence, Chase has an air of mystery that Annie is irresistibly drawn to. But she also senses that behind his penetrating eyes are secrets she can't even begin to imagine. Secrets that hold the key to the past, to Annie's own longings--and to all of their futures. Now, to unlock them, she'll have to face her greatest fears and embrace her legacy…
The Dark Heart Series
“What a fantastic ride! Full of mystery, action, and romance, I couldn’t read this book fast enough. With characters that popped off the page and a completely engrossing plot line, I can’t wait for Book 2.” —Kim Karr, New York Times bestselling author on A Hold On Me
“There are twists and turns, a hot guy, and a family with too many secrets to count: perfect read for a dark and stormy night! I’m looking forward to the rest of Esden’s series.” —Jen McConnel on A Hold On Me
“A dark and sexy adventure, mixed with a refreshing twist on the typical paranormal tale. Has all the things that make up a perfectly haunting read; a bloody family secret, one very mysterious and scrumptious guy, and a strong heroine who can think for herself. Well done! Looking forward to more from Ms. Esden.” —Rachel A. Marks on A Hold On Me