by Tara Sivec
Release Date: January 21, 2014
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“Worn me down like a road. I did everything you told. Worn me down to my knees.
I did everything to please.”
Austin Conrad has never taken his personal life seriously. As a Navy SEAL, he spends
all of his time in dangerous, life-threatening situations. The only way to leave behind
the horrors he’s seen throughout his career, is to turn it all off when he gets home.
He’s too much of a playboy to settle down; even if he did find a woman he could
stand to be around for more than one night, he would never taint her life with the
demons of his past.
When his best friend and SEAL team member, Brady Marshall asks him to keep an
eye on his baby sister, Gwen, Austin figures it will be a walk in the park. The only
thing Austin likes more than flirting his way under a beautiful woman’s skin, is
walking away with a smile on his face. Austin never expects that the single mom and
her little girl will be the ones getting under his skin.
Gwen Stratford knows all too well about living in a nightmare. After taking her
daughter and fleeing from her abusive husband in the middle of the night several
months ago, she’s worked hard to get her life back on track and forget about the
man who tried to break her. Growing up under the iron thumb of her parents and
then moving right on with a man who ruled their marriage with his fists, Gwen is
finally able to breathe and live her life the way she wants.
When scary, mysterious things begin to happen to Gwen and her daughter, she
realizes you can never outrun your past; it always has a way of catching up with you.
As she struggles with the desire to keep her newfound independence, she knows she
won’t be able to protect herself and her child alone. She’ll need to lean on the one
man who drives her crazy.
Can Gwen really put her trust in a man who thinks life is one big joke, or will he be
just another man in her life who tries to wear her down?
Tara Sivec Bio:
Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-
order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband
and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become
adults and move out.
After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up
a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She is the author of
the Playing with Fire series and the Chocolate Lovers series. Her novel Seduction
and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice
Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book.
In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps
she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.
Tara also writes under the pen name T.E. Sivec.
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