Travis Kincaid is a rigid man who has to have control and a firm routine in order to get through his days. He returns home, leaving the Navy after a mission that went south, and becomes the Police Chief of Prairie, Kansas. His last mission in the Navy was hard and leaves him scarred. Returning to the ranch he was raised on and wants restore it to and start ranching again, but he can’t do it alone. He is a kind man who cares about the people of his small town.He feels as though he has failed his small town when a tornado tears through the town and destroys a large part of the downtown.
Elaine Ryder, is a single mom who is working two jobs to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. She has a past that she is ashamed of and is trying to overcome while raising her 7 year old son, Dax. The tornado devastated Prairie, but the fear that it causes Dax has made him change. The once fun loving little boy has become a quiet scared little boy who has withdrawn into himself.
This book hits a lot of hard subjects and they are handled really well in the story. The characters are scarred, but they are strong and very likable.
I really enjoyed this story and look forward to reading the next one in the series when it comes out. I think I need to go back and read Tessa’s “Prairie Heat” series now.
The Hero’s in this series are strong, rugged, sexy, and very Alpha. If you enjoy a story about a Military Hero who is finding his way outside of the service to his country, and a strong woman who has had her share of pain come together to help each other heal, then you should read this book.