When his wife died, Reese was sure he’d never love again. Then he met Shelby.
Lone Oaks, the Blackwood family’s horse and cattle farm, may as well be Lonely Oaks, as far as widower Reese is concerned. The coming summer, like the one before it, promises to be overshadowed by the grief he still feels for his late wife.
Good, hard manual labor may stave off his demons, but between running the farm and keeping track of his two energetic boys, Reese is running on fumes.
As competent as she is sweet, elementary school teacher Shelby Corbett is up for any challenge. So she’s happy to accept when hired on to look after Reese’s sons over their summer break.
But while Lone Oaks is immense, steering clear of the boys’ brooding, sexy father is proving harder than she imagined, especially when her heart sparks brighter than the fireflies in the fields whenever he gets close.
The more Shelby helps Reese reconnect with his boys, the more warmth she brings to his dark and lonely world. But what will happen when summer’s burn begins to fade?
Can these two generate enough of their own heat to carry them into winter and beyond?
Previously published as Reese’s Long Hot Summer