Memphis Ward arrives in Quincy, Montana, on the fifth worst day of her life. She needs a shower. She needs a snack. She needs some sanity. Because moving across the country with her newborn baby is by far the craziest thing she’s ever done.
But maybe it takes a little crazy to build a good life. If putting the past behind her requires a thousand miles and a new town, she’ll do it if it means a better future for her son. Even if it requires setting aside the glamour of her former life. Even if it requires working as a housekeeper at The Eloise Inn and living in an apartment above a garage.
It’s there, on the fifth worst day of her life, that she meets the handsomest man she’s ever laid eyes on. Knox Eden is a beautiful, sinful dream, a chef and her temporary landlord. With his sharp, stubbled jaw and tattooed arms, he’s raw and rugged and everything she’s never had—and never will. Because after the first worst day of her life, Memphis learned a good life requires giving up on her dreams too. And a man like Knox Eden will only ever be a dream.
She barely escaped with her life. He’s hellbent on helping lost souls. When a marriage of convenience leads to love, can their hearts keep them safe?
Brynn Smith hides her battle scars well. On the run and in hiding from a dangerous cult, she’s terrified she’ll fail to protect her child. And when the teen comes out as transgender, she’s taken aback by their gentle counselor’s offer to wed in the hope of creating a safer home.
Aaron Ridley channeled his own tragedy into supporting LGBTQ+ youth. Still grieving the loss of his trans brother, he doesn’t hesitate to share his medical insurance with a woman and her teenager even if it means committing to a legal union. And with violent cultists invading their small town in search of his new wife, Aaron vows to care for them all… no matter the cost.
Struggling to fend off painful memories, Brynn’s surprised by the growing feelings for her generous husband. And as their pragmatic arrangement transforms into a genuine connection,
Aaron fears Brynn’s inner wounds could tear them apart forever.
Will a couple’s unexpected bond survive the destructive reach of her past?
Hope Between Us is the steamy eighth tale in the Shattered Cove romance series. If you like the beauty of diversity, pulse-pounding climaxes, and undeniable attraction, then you’ll adore A. M. Kusi’s riveting story.
It all started with just a kiss.
The first was ten years ago in high school.
Our second was in a bar on the dance floor.
We agreed to keep things casual.
But we were like a fire burning behind closed doors.
Those sparks had me wanting more.
When I took a shot in the dark and asked for more,
it brought us to the ultimate crossroads.
Do we do things right, with just a kiss goodbye?
Or do we do things right, with a kiss goodnight?