Determined to escape the foolish mistakes in her past, Aubrey Keller moves across the country to start over as a speech pathologist in Astoria, Oregon. She thought she’d run far enough until Jake Womack walks back into her life, and she’s reminded of what might have been.

As a straight-laced US Coast Guard helicopter pilot, Jake Womack is driven and focused. His primary mission is avoiding potential disasters and rescuing the lost. But Aubrey’s sudden departure three years ago set his heart adrift. 

When Aubrey is tasked with helping Jake’s young nephew speak again, Jake believes this is a second chance to restore their relationship. But Aubrey is convinced Jake will never truly love her–not when he finds out the scandalous reason for her goodbye.


About the author

Heidi McCahan

Heidi McCahan is the author of Covering Home, Unraveled, Say You Won't GoLove Flies In, The Firefighter's Twins, Their Baby Blessing and Sweet Melody. She is an active member of RWA, ACFW and My Book Therapy. Heidi won the 2014 Idahope Writers' Contest, and was a 2015 finalist in Harlequin's Blurb2Book Contest. She was also a 2019 NERFA and Booksellers Best finalist. Heidi lives in North Carolina with her husband and three boys. 

She is represented by Jessica Kirkland of Kirkland Media Management.

Look for Heidi's next novel, An Unexpected Arrangement, releasing January 2021 from Harlequin Love Inspired.