Zara Cinders always knew Ham Reece was the one, but he wasn't interested in settling down. When she found someone who was, Ham walked out of her life. Three years later, Zara's lost her business, her marriage, and she's barely getting by in a tiny apartment on the wrong side of the tracks. As soon as Ham hears about Zara's plight, he's on her doorstep offering her a lifeline. Now, it will take every ounce of will power she possesses to resist all that he offers.
Ham was always a traveling man, never one to settle down in one town, with one woman, for more time than absolutely necessary. But Ham's faced his own demons, and he's learned a lot. About himself, and about the life he knows he's meant to live. So when he hears that Zara's having a rough time, he wants to be the one to help. In fact, he wants to do more than that for Zara. A lot more. But first, he must prove to Zara that he's a changed man.
It's been awhile since I read Kristen Ashley, so I had forgotten how much I like her. Her stories are simple in their drama. Nothing to dark, just enough to give it an edge and an interesting spin. I missed the gang in Gnaw Bone, they are a real bunch of characters. But KA puts us back in the storyline without missing a beat. The complimentary copy I received was from net galley, so I can't quote anything since it could have been edited. But Ham is a great Alpha H. He's possessive in a hot way, and is ready to step in and take care of Zara when she needs it, even though she doesn't ever ask for help. Great couple, low key story, amazing ending.