DESPERATE in Rangers End.
Three-hundred sixty-five days ago, Natasha Quinn married Jacob Henry. She went in with only the promise of the $250K payoff as her motivation, but it’s been a long year. From the first dance in the rain, to the town vigil to pray for her fertility, camera crews have caught it all, and Nat and Jacob are surrounded by every resident of Rangers End as they watch the past year play out in perfectly edited snippets of their time together. While Rangers End isn’t what she grew up thinking it was from her side of the tracks, she can’t stay here without Jacob. But they haven’t talked about the future, and she can’t take the chance with her heart. Not now with so much riding on making the right choice.
MARRIED in Rangers End
Dr. Jacob Henry can’t lose his wife now, especially since he loves her, since he’s put himself out there as much as a man can to show her how much she means to him. He organized a parade, built her a house, loved her until he couldn’t see straight. It took a while, but she’d said she loved him. Why won’t she stay? He’s running out of time as they watch the moments that brought them to where they are—the good, the bad, the tragic. His happily ever after will only be happy with Nat by his side. He can’t lose her now.
Fiercely independent and haunted by secrets, Jake is back in town. She learned to survive on her own terms a long time ago, but the Neon Club is the only real home she’s ever known. Returning brings her right back into Steve’s orbit. The man turns heads wherever he goes. Talented, famous, and sexy as hell, he can have any woman he wants but he only wants her—at least that’s what he always claims.
Their intense, tumultuous, and often dark relationship defined them both until Jake walked away. Back in Hollywood to reclaim her life, she discovers just how much has changed—and stayed the same in her absence. Steve’s band Blackstone has become a massive success and they are living the high life. But he still wants her, and still doesn’t take no for an answer.
Even though time and circumstances change, in some ways people never do. Jake has to choose between being a possession and survival, and whether she can break free of the past to build a future.
Welcome to a world of bright lights and deep shadows, of enduring friendships and devastating betrayal. Where lust heats the air, love is only a shade away from hate, and the only way to end the day is with Neon Nights.
**Warning contains triggers of domestic violence, emotional abuse, and fighting.