: Calle J. Brookes
Lost River Lit Publishing, L.L.C.
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She had survived. She could survive. She would survive again. After a brutal assault and cancer as a teenager, Dr. Nikkie Jean Netorre wouldn’t let herself be called a victim. Nikkie Jean wasn’t a victim. She was a survivor. Now a pediatric surgical resident at the best teaching hospital in Texas, Nikkie Jean knows there’s nothing she can’t make it through if she just keeps going. Even an F4 tornado bearing down on the hospital she loves so much. Even falling for Dr. Caine Alvaro, Chief of Medicine at nearby Barratt County General Hospital. Caine—identical twin to one of the few men Nikkie Jean half-way trusted. Caine, the one man she doesn’t fear. The one man she had almost let in. Almost. Just when he got close to her, they both retreated behind the walls they’d erected years ago to protect their hearts. Caine’s past was just as painful as Nikkie Jean’s. They were two wounded people surviving in a world of hurt. As Nikkie Jean fights the instincts telling her to run from the one man she could love, and Caine fights the urges to protect the first woman to break through the shell around his heart after the loss of his wife two years earlier, the pain swirls around them like the storms bearing down on Finley Creek. Until the only ones they can turn to are each other. But actions have consequences—a lesson Nikkie Jean and Caine had learned long ago. Their actions have led to a very big consequence for both of them, and for Caine’s three young children. Nikkie Jean and Caine have just changed everything for everyone. But the actions of another physician are far more sinister—and Nikkie Jean just might become a victim once again. Unless Caine could keep her safe from the one threat they couldn’t see coming.