(**from the back cover**) – www.amazon.com
A teacher on the run. A bounty hunter in pursuit. Can two enemies learn to trust each other before they both lose what they hold most dear?
Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts.
Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan’s Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the orphaned girl entrusted to her care. Charlotte promised Lily’s mother she’d keep the girl away from her unscrupulous grandfather, and nothing will stop Charlotte from fulfilling that pledge. Not even the handsome bounty hunter with surprisingly honest eyes who comes looking for them.
When Miss Atherton produces documentation that shows her to be Lily’s legal guardian, Stone must reevaluate everything he’s been led to believe. Is she villain or victim?
Then a new danger forces Charlotte to trust the man sent to destroy her. Stone vows to protect what he once sought to tear apart. Besides, he’s ready to start a new pursuit: winning Charlotte’s heart.
This was the first Karen Witemeyer book I have read, and it was a great one! The strong female characters really appealed to me. The children as main characters really made this book though, hands down the best moments in the book. It rounds out at over 200 pages, but I finished it within 6 hours, it was that good and hard to put down! As this was the first Witemeyer book I have read, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but my expectations were definitely surpassed and I will read many of her books in the years to come. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes Witemeyer’s writing, someone looking for a great poolside read for the summer, or just someone looking for a book to read. It will stay on my keep shelf for years to come!
****FTC Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review, however all opinions are my own!***