Patrick hasn’t been able to move past the loss of his wife, who died while delivering his twin boys—Finn and Connor. While life continues around him, he is left in a state of emotional suspension, unable to honor his final vow to his wife and move on after she is gone.
Faking it only goes so far…
Always known as the moody older brother, Patrick maintains his distance from his overbearing but loving family. He’s barely coping, but still finds a way to be the best father he can to his sons.
With her son in tow, Amber reluctantly returns to Birch Valley when her parents ask for help. Their well-known diner, Herrick’s, is a staple in the community. But more than that, her father is ill, and they need the extra set of hands to keep the place going.
When Patrick and Amber cross paths, their instant attraction catches both off guard. Working through their own kinds of grief, the two must figure out what they want for their future—even if it’s not each other.
Is he strong enough to risk his heart? Or will running from love be the ultimate betrayal of Patrick’s Promise?
Tagline (author suggested): The biggest challenge he’s ever had was making a promise he can’t keep…
Keywords: Contemporary romance, small town romance, sweet romance, single father, widower, fresh start,