I really enjoyed this book - I have included a summary from Amazon:
Cyn admirably escapes a childhood of neglect and abuse by running away at age 17. She survives the next five years supporting herself the only way she knows how - by selling her body. With fierce determination, she saves enough money within 5 years to move to small-town North Carolina and reinvent herself, find an honest job, become a productive member of society, make friends and fall in love with the town's understanding and nonjudgmental preacher. Her relationship with Bruce is threatened because it's difficult for her to trust any man, and she feels unworthy of the love of a good man. Cyn's abuser eventually catches up with her, and starts stalkin, threatening and tormenting her. With the love and support of Bruce, and the protection of the entire community, including a mysterious clairvoyant character, Cyn finally finds safety and much deserved happiness.
This is an awesome series that I would highly recommend. Good complex charachters, lots of laughs, and oh so steamy. this series begins with the Winston Brothers and concludes with teh oh so awesome Jamie. A must read.
Cyn Potter is a survivor with an independent streak. She takes charge of her life and ends up in a small town where she finally finds safety and love. One character in the book, Jamie, is very interesting and I would love to know his story.
lori foster wow that girl can crack me up in her books i love them this is one of 3 in this one i believe the one before this one is called the secret life of BRYAN i have not yet read it but am looking forward to reading that one also and the one after this one is just a hint clint i think it goes with the other 2.
This story focused on the problems Cyn has leaving her life as a hooker behind and believing she might be worthy of a good man. Less heat than other Lori Foster books, but the continuation of the Visitation Saga is always good stuff!
This book is the middle of a "series" (although not necessary to read them previously). Books start w/ the Winston Brothers who move to Visitation, NC. Friends end up checking on each other & along the way Bruce & Cyn meet up
After a life spent surviving on the mean streets, Cyn Potter has saved what money she could and is now ready to embark on a new life. To keep her sanity, Cyn developed a sassy wit that keeps her strong and focused on her goals.
Bruce Kelly has made his life's work helping people who are down on their luck. His compassionate nature and non-judgmental attitude make him a kind and warm pastor. On a return trip home to Visitation, North Carolina, Bruce spies a feisty young woman in a conflict with a truck driver.
After playing the white knight, Bruce offers to drive Cyn to Visitation. Cyn accepts, sensing there is something different about this man. Despite their disparate backgrounds and upbringings, Bruce and Cyn are perfect for each other. But can Cyn overcome her innate distrust of men to see Bruce as he really is? And will she survive to do that? Unfortunately, danger and evil from her past are following her into the future.
Foster first introduced Bruce Kelly in her novel "The Secret Life of Bryan." Now, Bruce comes into his own--and into a whole lot of trouble--when he falls for a woman who is nothing like he is, but everything that he wants.
WHEN OPPOSITES ATTRACT...
Bruce Kelly has spent most of his life helping people who are down on their luck, guiding them toward making better lives. Compassionate and kind, Bruce understands that everyone makes mistakes, even if he's never actually done anything but color inside the lines. Nobody's perfect, but Bruce is about to meet a woman who's perfect for him. He's determined to show her that he can be trusted. And if that means proving it by being the absolute gentleman at all times, then so be it. No matter how many cold showers it takes....
...JUST GET OUT OF THE WAY
Cyn Potter is a survivor, with a sassy, gallows wit and a fierce independent streak to show for it. She's used to men wanting only one thing, and this girl is no longer taking applications from big bad wolves in sheep's clothing, thank you very much, drive through please and keep on going. But Bruce Kelly is actually different. Totally hands off. Sometimes she can see a hint of fire when he looks at her, but the guy treats her with the respect she's always wanted. Maybe too much respect, because truthfully? The guy is fine. Worth taking down a few defenses for...and a few other things. And maybe somebody needs to help Bruce start over and discover just how perfect being imperfect can be....
I like Lori Foster's most recent work more than her older books, but it was still an okay fun series to read. For Lori Foster fans you can definitely see the beginnings of her great ability to develop characters you get attached to and invested in. They get progressively better and my favorite and closest to her most recent work is the final book in the series, "Jamie".