A gripping standalone adult contemporary romance about finding yourself while taking a second chance at your first love...
Dakota Nakos was always the resilient, strong-willed achiever. But when her father dies and she's entrusted with the family's casino, she feels vulnerable, scared, and more than a little emotional --not exactly the best time to see an old lover she's never really gotten over.
Dakota once meant the world to Shane Garrity. Then suddenly he left town to train as a U.S. Marshal, and their love for each other crashed into a memory. Now he's come home for her father's funeral, and one look at the girl he left behind stirs up both memories and regrets, and reignites a fire he feared he'd lost forever.
Dakota may be the same driven girl she always was, but she's also changed in ways neither could have anticipated. She's not just a young woman searching for own identity in the Native American community in which she was raised, but one questioning her new life outside her father's shadow. Above all she wonders if Shane can push past her weakened defenses to rekindle what they once had, or whether the intense blaze between them will ultimately reduce her heart to ashes.
“Shane,” she said and then swallowed as if to get hold of the slight tremble in her voice. And that’s how I knew she was still affected by me after all of these years as well. Suddenly I wanted to ask her why she let me go so easily. Why she put up her solid wall to shut me out and made me feel like I hadn’t meant as much to her as I thought I did. I wanted to finish the messy business between us once and for all.
When Shane Garrity thought about home, he thought about Dakota. They had been together for a very short and changing time in their lives and it always haunted him.
Now he’s coming back to find that she’s in danger and he's going to learn the hard way that no amount of time could never dim his craving for the only girl he's ever loved.
Dakota Nakos has become the consummate professional. She’s thrown herself into the running of her family’s casino and is determined to overcome any doubts that she’s proud of her heritage.
But someone wants her to sell and leave the tribal lands and the empire that her father fought so hard for. When Shane offers to stay and help find out who’s behind the threats – her heart clashes with her mind.
There’s no way that he would give up his successful career as a U.S. Marshal and stay with her on the Reservation. Or would he?
“I didn’t know who this Shane was, but he left me breathless. And I wanted this Shane. This one. Not the one from five years ago. But the one who was vocal and demanding and made my heart stutter inside my chest. Yes, the dominant strong girl inside me bucked against these feelings with all my might. But sometimes this girl also wanted to curl into someone who could take the reins if only for a little while. I needed this with all of my being. Even if it would hurt like hell when he was gone.”
Two of Hearts is a story about second chances. Christina has created a sizzling romance that not only reaches out to bridge culture gaps but also shines the light on the incredible strength and determination of women everywhere. And the best part of it for me was getting to see my favourite couple from her Between Breaths series again - Kai and Rachel! *Swoon*
Christina is one of the brightest lights in New Adult today and Two of Hearts is just another example of her seemingly endless creative sea…
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Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son--her two favorite guys.
She's addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.
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