The Catch

Aisha Bailey has been deeply afraid of change ever since she was a pregnant teenager mourning the loss of her mother. This newly recognized truth clashes with how she’s always seen herself: fiercely independent, spontaneous and willing to take risks, an entrepreneur bent on doing something important and creating a financially secure, permanent home for her and her daughter.

If she’s none of those things, who is she? If she’s happy living and working at River’s Sigh B & B for the long haul, does that make her weak? But if she only pushes herself to change in order to avoid seeming weak, isn’t that worse? Her whole future is up in the air and it’s driving her crazy.

Then she meets Jase, the big, gentle, crazy-sexy new groundkeeper. Suddenly, her regular routines and homebody life are even more satisfying and pleasurable than usual, and she catches herself dreaming of a life partner and more children. It’s . . . terrifying. Talk about things with the power to hurt you—and to derail your plan to make plans! Plus, she has enough people to worry about, thank you very much.

Drifter Jase Scott is homeless and always has been. It was a constant source of pain as a kid and doesn’t hurt less with age. Thankfully, he has construction skills and knows how to work hard. He’s not broke and he can take care of himself and his responsibilities.

When he and his foster brother Colton hire on for a couple months’ labor at River’s Sigh B & B, Colton is bored, but Jase finds himself in the kind of home, amidst the type of family, he’s always longed for. And best of all, there’s Aisha, a woman like no-one he’s ever known. He’s not deluded. Guys like him don’t end up at places like River’s Sigh B & B permanently, no matter how hard they work. And someone like Aisha could never truly belong with the likes of him—something she’ll be the first to say if she ever finds out the secret he’s keeping.

Aisha Bailey has been deeply afraid of change ever since she was a pregnant teenager mourning the loss of her mother. This newly recognized truth clashes with how she’s always seen herself: fiercely independent, spontaneous and willing to take risks, an entrepreneur bent on doing something important and creating a financially secure, permanent home for her and her daughter.

If she’s none of those things, who is she? If she’s happy living and working at River’s Sigh B & B for the long haul, does that make her weak? But if she only pushes herself to change in order to avoid seeming weak, isn’t that worse? Her whole future is up in the air and it’s driving her crazy.

Then she meets Jase, the big, gentle, crazy-sexy new groundkeeper. Suddenly, her regular routines and homebody life are even more satisfying and pleasurable than usual, and she catches herself dreaming of a life partner and more children. It’s . . . terrifying. Talk about things with the power to hurt you—and to derail your plan to make plans! Plus, she has enough people to worry about, thank you very much.

Drifter Jase Scott is homeless and always has been. It was a constant source of pain as a kid and doesn’t hurt less with age. Thankfully, he has construction skills and knows how to work hard. He’s not broke and he can take care of himself and his responsibilities.

When he and his foster brother Colton hire on for a couple months’ labor at River’s Sigh B & B, Colton is bored, but Jase finds himself in the kind of home, amidst the type of family, he’s always longed for. And best of all, there’s Aisha, a woman like no-one he’s ever known. He’s not deluded. Guys like him don’t end up at places like River’s Sigh B & B permanently, no matter how hard they work. And someone like Aisha could never truly belong with the likes of him—something she’ll be the first to say if she ever finds out the secret he’s keeping.

Choosing to love is choosing to embrace change and risk pain. That’s always the catch, isn’t it?

Choosing to love is choosing to embrace change and risk pain. That’s always the catch, isn’t it?

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