Thomas Taylor is a single father of six boys, accused of his late second-wife’s murder. He doesn’t really remember what happened that night, because he’d drank too much. But he does know he never should have married the no-good woman hoping for a mother for his children after his first wife died, leaving him to raise them on his own.
Angel Dimitri is a social worker, come to vacation on Thunder Lake and also to make an unofficial visit to a man who the townsfolk say is an unfit father. Angel sees the rustic way in which Thomas lives and raises his children, but also sees a man who would never abuse a child but torture himself instead.
When he is about to lose his children and she feels it is her fault, she steps in to do something so crazy that she starts doubting herself instead of Doubting Thomas.
Samantha Forester is the administrative assistant to her Scrooge of a boss, Max Southerland. No man hates Christmas more than him.
When she books a trip to Aragon Island to do a follow-up on the eco-friendly villas their crew has installed, she takes the liberty of booking indulgence fantasies for both of them at the Indulgences Resort. Little does Max know what's in store for him when they land on the island and he finds out they're booked there through Christmas.
Can a Scrooge of a man change his ways before he loses the most wonderful woman in the world, forever? Find out in Hired Heart.
(For those readers who have enjoyed my Tarnished Saints Series, you will find five characters from that series who make guest appearances in this book!)
The Taylor Twelve: Sons of a preacher but far from saints, these men are nothing but trouble!
John Taylor is a musher who leaves Alaska and moves back to Sweet Water after having an accident with his dog sled while training for the Iditarod. With his ankle in a cast and a very heavy heart, he regrets a bad decision and comes home with the dogs that have survived. He's decided to give up his passion of racing, but his dreams can never be forgotten. He meets the town's new doctor and her son, and he's faced with more difficult decisions.
Adelaide (Addey) Blickensderfer is a doctor and divorcee who tries to open an office and start over in a new town when her teenage son gets expelled from school. But the people in the little town of Sweet Water, Michigan, are gossipy and she's shunned because of her son's past. But then she meets John Taylor, a musher who takes her son under his wing and teaches him to work with the sled dogs as part of the boy's community service.
Can a man with the call of the wild in his heart put down roots when all he wants to do is run?