by Iris Blobel
It’d been his mother’s idea to accompany her and his father to this beautiful place nestled in a small cove along the New South Wales coast. His dad had suffered a heart attack only a few weeks earlier, and he needed some time to rest, relax, and recover. It was the perfect spot and with the football season finished for the year, it was also perfect timing. Tyson liked it here. They had discovered their surrounds the previous day during a short walk. The main streets were close to the boat jetties and along the river. The surf beach, the most appealing part of town to him, was across the bridge, past the oyster farms, and on the other side of the peninsula.
Still with a smile on his face, he pushed the car keys and opened the boot to pack his surfboard inside when his phone buzzed. A message from his friend Oliver showed up on the display.
How’s the holiday with your mum and dad?
Can their new love survive the return of his past?
With his first year as a pro footballer behind him, ruckman Tyson Gaspaldi meets Katie while on a holiday in a small coastal town. Everything about her intrigues him, and he wants nothing more than to spend some time with her. Once she finds out how he earns his money, though, she hesitates to take whatever it is between them any further.
Katie Cassidy is still overwhelmed by the recent loss of her sister, but a chance encounter with Tyson stirs emotions and a love for life inside her again. However, when Tyson’s ex-girlfriend blindsides both of them, all of Katie’s childhood demons return and she pushes him away.
Will they be able to deal with the ghosts of their pasts and move forward for a chance of a life together?