Raine Kennedy will do anything to protect her son from her drug dealing husband, even if that means stealing money, and going on the run.
She finds herself in the small town of Silent Water, NJ, tucked at the bottom of a mountain, the perfect spot to hide. Without cell service, their trail will grow cold and Mateo Garcia will never find them, giving her and her son a fresh start.
Chase Shepherd resigned from the elite agency – The Omega Team - after a drug bust went wrong. The mistake was his, and he has to live with it, but he doesn’t trust himself any longer. Needing a quiet place, away from the action that once ruled his life, he rents a house in Silent Water, swearing to never take on another assignment. Until a pretty lady and her son shoot up his plan.
Chase doesn’t want to get involved, but a kid is in jeopardy and he can’t walk away from him… or Raine. In order to save them, he’ll have to trust himself again, but a mistake this time will cost him far worse than before – his heart.
Chase had no idea why he was being so nice to her. His instincts kept telling him to stay away, but something in his gut said fixing the heater for her and her boy was the right thing to do. The lady might need a break, the least he could do was make sure they were warm.
Her long hair cascaded in waves past her shoulders, and over her breasts. He liked long hair. She rolled her full bottom lip between her teeth which made the small dimple in her chin dance side to side. Jim was right. He needed a hobby.
“Do you want me to fix the heater or not?”
“How much will it cost?”
“Nothing. I’m just being neighborly.” And possibly horny.
She fisted her hands on her hips. “Nothing is for free. Tell me the price so I know what to budget for.”
“You can water my plants.”
She narrowed her green eyes at him. “Do you have plants?”
“Nope. I kill them all. I do have a rabbit. You can come by and feed him when I’m away on vacation.”
“Do rabbits bite?” Her gaze quizzed him.
“I don’t think so. I just got him.”
“Do you take vacation?”
“You ask a lot of questions.”
“I don’t like owing people.”
He could understand and respect that. “I’m just helping out because it’s the right thing to do. I’ll be going, though because clearly you don’t want the help. Good luck, and I hope you and Landon don’t freeze tonight.” He turned and scanned the area for Landon. A blue jacket ducked behind an evergreen to the south. A smile tugged at his lips. Yeah, the kid was cute. The mother was damn near stopping his heart, but the kid was cute all right.