Available August 22nd

Shelby Beauchamp has come back to Boone, a tiny town in southern Indiana, to stay. She is a first-grade teacher and settles into life in Boone easily, loving the small-town atmosphere after the hectic pace of life in the big city. She lives with her grandmother and becomes fast friends with her brother’s wife, Maggie. She is also dating her brother’s business partner, Sam Davis, and living a happy life with family and friends.

But Shelby has a secret from the life she had in the city, a secret she had hoped to leave behind her. When Griff Tanner shows up in Boone, determined to get her back, Shelby’s peaceful, happy life is shattered. She is tormented by the secret she is keeping but refuses to share it with anyone. Desperate to get rid of Griff, she takes advantage of Sam’s feelings for her in an effort to make Griff give up on her. But, she is shocked to discover that Sam is quite capable of taking her in hand when her behavior flies out of control. Still, she is determined to handle her problems on her own, without the help of her family.

When Griff’s pressure on her reaches a boiling point, Shelby has to face the fact that she needs help. Will she confide in her loved ones and let them help her resolve her situation once and for all? Or will she be too ashamed to tell them the truth and make the decision to run away from her past again?

Publisher’s note: Shelby’s Secrets is the second book in the series, A Strong Man’s Hand, but can be enjoyed as a standalone. It contains a theme of power exchange. If this is offensive, please do not read.