The Second Time Around (Hope Valley #7) by Jessica Prince
Tessa Day had clung to the notion of a once-in-a-lifetime love for as long as she could
remember. Then one chance encounter led her to the man of her dreams. After a
whirlwind romance that could only be described as something out of a fairytale, she
gave her heart to her other half, only to have him throw it back like it meant nothing.
Bryce Dixon was known as the care-free funny guy with a heart of gold. But it was all a
façade. For more than ten years, he’d been holding on to guilt that was slowly eating
him alive. He blamed himself for things in his past, and as punishment for his sins, he
walked away from the only woman he’d ever loved.
But when Tessa shows up in Hope Valley, Bryce begins to think that maybe he’s been
given a second chance. However, when danger comes calling, he soon discovers he’s in
for the fight of his life. Not only does he have to protect the woman who holds his heart,
but he also has to convince her that he can get things right the second time around.