The Hero Next Door
Wild Oak Romances Book 3
February 20, 2021
Available in: e-Book
He vowed to keep his son safe. He forgot about protecting his own heart...
Police officer Matt McLane never expected to be a single father, but when his one night stand dumped his son on his doorstep, he stepped up. When tragedy struck, he and Jimmy survived their darkest time and came out of it bonded more tightly than ever. Now consumed with keeping his son safe, the last thing Matt wants is to complicate life by falling for the woman next door.
Kelly Burke has built a quiet but satisfying life after the death of her husband. Her first foray back into the dating world is a nasty failure and she is grateful for the intervention of her new neighbor. She is also surprised by her own reaction to the man---and wary. The last thing she wants is to become involved with a man who puts his life on the line every day.
But fate has other plans, and love for his son pulls them together. Can Kelly convince Matt that sometimes safety comes at the cost of truly living---and loving?
Justine Dare Davis sold her first book in 1989, and followed that up with the sale of nineteen novels in less than two years. Her first four books were published in 1991, and she saw all reach the finals for either the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award or the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA Award. She has since won the RITA award four times, along with several Reviewer's Choice awards and three Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times. At the 1998 national conference, Justine was inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame, making her one of a very select group of just eight writers. She also had four titles on the Romantic Times "Top 200 of All Time" list. Her sales now total more than 45, and her books have appeared regularly on best seller lists, including the USA Today list. She has been featured in several local newspapers and nationwide by Associated Press, has appeared on CNN, and on two episodes of a cable television series on romance. She has given workshops for many chapters of RWA, has spoken at several regional and international conferences and has taught at the UCLA Writer's Program. She is also featured in North American Romance Writers, an academic reference on the romance genre. Her limited free time is spent on reading, music, photography, watching the eagles near her home, and driving her restored 1967 Corvette Roadster---top down, of course.