Safe In His Arms by Alexa Rivers
She’s running for her life. He’s hiding from his past. When the two collide, can they emerge with their hearts intact?
Fleeing from her violent ex, Megan Talbot seeks refuge in the charming beachside town of Haven Bay. The kind-hearted locals are happy to help her recuperate without interfering—all except brooding, tattooed Tione, the cook at the B&B where she’s staying. He’s made it clear he thinks she’s trouble, but despite his distrust, she can’t seem to stay away from him. After all, who could resist a bearded hulk whose life is dictated by his four rescue dogs?
Tione Kingi just wants to be left alone. After his life in Silicon Valley imploded, he returned home and reinvented himself. Now, he has a few close friends, a simple job, and a cabin on the edge of the forest. He doesn’t need a pretty woman with haunted eyes turning him inside out with her every hard-won smile, and he especially doesn’t need whatever problems are following close on her heels.
The more time they spend together, the harder it is for Tione to deny the feelings growing between them. But Megan isn’t the only one with secrets, and when their pasts catch up with them, everything—including her life—hangs in the balance.