Anna Segee returns to Oak Grove after being gone for eighteen years. After almost being raped at eleven, her grandfather sent her to live with her biological father in Canada. She’s never forgotten how Ethan Knight saved her all those years ago, nor the crush she’d had on him for so long.
Ethan Knight’s family has sent him to work at the Loon Cover Lumber Mill, which they are in negotiations to buy. But he doesn’t make the best first impression when he accidentally steps in front of the loader Anna is driving. She ends up wrecking in order to avoid him and when she charges at him with a tire iron he punches her, not realizing until too late she’s a woman.
One month later Anna is not the least bit happy to learn that not only is Ethan her new boss, but he’s also going to be living in a cabin on her property. What scares her most is her feelings for Ethan. She’s living under a different name now and hopes he doesn’t realize she’s the little girl he saved all those years ago. She changed her name because she doesn’t want anyone associating her with her mother – the town tramp.
Now Ethan and Anna are not only fighting their feelings for each other, but also trying to figure out who is searching her property during the night, and why they are willing to hurt, or even kill, Anna in the process. Anna is a very independent woman who wants to prove that she can make it on her own, and it’s all Ethan can do to prove she needs his help.
We met the Knight family in Chapman’s first book in this Logger series and it’s a joy to read about them again.