Sometimes the worst mistakes turn out to be the best…
Smoke jumper Wilder Kane once reveled in the rush from putting out dangerous wildfires. But after a tragic accident, he’s cut himself off from the world, refusing to leave his isolated cabin. When a headstrong beauty bursts in, Wilder finds himself craving the fire she ignites in him, but letting anyone near his darkness would be a mistake.
After her Hollywood life went up in smoke, Quinn Higsby decided to leave Tinseltown behind and return to Brightwater to care for her ailing father. She spends her days in a small bookstore, until her peaceful existence is up-ended by a fascinating but damaged man. Quinn is determined not to be scared off by Wilder, not once she’s experienced the heat of his passions.
But when an arsonist targets the community and Wilder is accused, he must confront the ghosts of his past. Will his desire for Quinn burn him up or will he be able to tame the wildness inside and rekindle a hope for their future?
An Avon Romance
After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, Lia Riley scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence, and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with an Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile, and swilling fourex with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments.
When not torturing heroes (because, c'mon, who doesn't love a good tortured hero?), Lia and her family live mostly in Northern California, herding unruly chickens, camping, beach combing, daydreaming about as-of-yet unwritten books, wading through a mile-high TBR pile, and scheming yet another trip.