Rae Romano loves the Outer Banks. When her partner Jan was alive, they spent many happy summers in a cottage near Corolla. Jan was an artist whose paintings are popular items in the local art galleries. Jan would paint and Rae would wander along the beaches, stopping to photograph the area’s natural beauty, especially the wild horses that roam the beaches and sand dunes.
But as much as she loves this place, Rea wasn’t sure she could ever return to it after Jan’s death. As Outer Banks Recovery opens, Rea has taken the plunge and is on her way to their cottage when her car veers off the road after a close encounter with a truck. Luckily for Rae, Sheriff Michaela Knight sees the accident and stops to help.
Rea and Michaela feels an immediate attraction, something that is unexpected and unsettling to Rae. Jan was the great love of her life and she can feel Jan’s presence in the cottage and on the beach. It seems like a betrayal of what they had to begin again with someone new. But Michaela is persistent. She and her dog Thor show up regularly, and they work their way into Rae’s heart. But Rea fears being hurt again. Having lost Jan, she couldn’t survive loosing another love. And Michaela’s job is not just about traffic accidents, underage drinking, and careless swimmers. There is real danger in policing, even in a remote location like the Outer Banks. When Michaela puts her life in danger confronting thieves who have killed and stolen some of the island’s wild horses, Rea fleas. Can Michaela woo her back?
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