Kade Harrison was a professional football player with a model girlfriend until the accident that ended it all. With a mangled leg his career was over and so was his relationship. Two years of therapy have him walking again but with a pronounced limp. Undecided about his future he agrees to undertake a favour for his brother-in-law, Max Hamilton. Max is convinced that he has found yet another sibling, a half-sister of mixed heritage called Asha Paritala. As Kade embarks on a two month game of cat and mouse, chasing Asha across the country, he starts to wonder why she is running and what she is running from.
When the man stalking her steals her backpack, Asha has no choice but to confront him. What she doesn’t expect to find is the handsome Kade Harrison holding it hostage. Having left and then divorced her abusive husband, Asha has been running scared for the last couple of years, living on what money she can make from her art work. When she is finally tracked down by Kade and told that she may have family, Asha can’t believe it and won’t believe that they will want her. With years of Indian culture embedded into her it will take time, compassion and trust from those around her to help her overcome the trauma of her past.
Will Asha be accepted and accept her new siblings, Max and Maddie? Will she be able to trust her head and her heart when it comes to Kade? Or will her actions destroy him?
If there is one thing I can say about the men in these books, it is that they are extremely loyal. There is no cheating, no other woman who comes out of the woodwork, and when they find the woman for them they are supremely protective. I think that is half the charm of these books. Very often there is another women thrown in for jealousy reactions but with these books if that happens it is cleared up so quickly that there is no lingering jealousy and the woman knows just how important she is. Kade shows his loyalty to his women by spending 10 years with one woman who never really loved him and I think he knew that. Finding Asha was a knock around the head for him. Finally believing in soul-mates. Interesting question that…do you believe in soul-mates? Is there that one special person out there for all of us? What if we never find them? Not sure I believe in soul-mates but I do believe in love that is what is important in a relationship.
Love. Trust. Communication.