When Hospice Nurse, Birdie Larkin loses two of her favorite patients back to back, she decides to take a leave of absence and spend summer with her sister in New Mexico. The only thing on her mind is relaxation, reconnection with her family, and healing. Fate has other plans. From the minute, she meets Clue, a connection forms. Undeniable, all consuming and complicated, their bond lands her neck deep in his struggle to deal with his mother’s failing health. To have the future she once dreamed of, she must face the ghosts of her past and have the courage to move toward the future.
“Clue “Nigel Gibson is drowning. Caring for his cancer-stricken mother, dealing with grief, and handling Dueling Devil’s MC business has stretched him to the breaking point. When his mother opts to end her Chemo treatment, he’s thrust into a world of darkness, anger, and confusion. Then Birdie appears bringing hope, clarity, and a chance at love. The innocent girl sparks emotions inside him, he’s never experienced. Determined to claim her, he sets out to show her how a real man treats his woman.
If they can both hold on through the tough times, they’ll find that pain does end.
Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She’s always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration.
After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there’s never a dull moment in her household.
She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company. A self-professed rebel with a pen. Her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.
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