Annie Bell just wants to do the two things she loves: cook and care for her young son. So when she landsthe role as head chef at a new restaurant, she fails to anticipate how quickly things change as her talentfor cooking puts her quaint hometown on the map.
Amidst a flurry of publicity, Annie finds herself back in the sights of the abusive ex-boyfriend she thoughtshe'd left behind. He wants nothing more than to make Annie pay, and she knows his threats are morethan empty promises.
Reluctantly, Annie accepts the help of a handsome, wealthy recluse, hoping toensure the safety of her little family. But things aren't always as they seem, and as Annie ultimatelylearns, her would-be hero has a dark past of his own.
"Once again author Tess Thompson has written another heartwarming story filled with romance, secrets, drama and suspense that keeps the reader wanting more. Riverbend is a wonderful story of community, friendship, hope, love, and the ability to overcome even the most traumatic of life experiences." - Jersey Girl Book Reviews
"This book is one of my current faves, I could not put it down and read it all in one day. The author has such a talent for painting a warm picture with her words as well as making the characters so real, like I know them personally." - Sparky's Last