by Iris Blobel
Her mother turned Katie in her arms. “How about a little walk along the beach?”
“I’d like that.”
As they headed towards the dunes, her mum reminisced, “You two loved the beach. Some weekends, you’d sneak out of the house to come here in the early hours. I was always worried, but your dad would say—” She imitated her husband’s deep voice. “They’ll be all right. The girls have the sea in their blood.” And added with a soft laugh, “But I always saw that bit of relief on his face when you two returned. You can’t be too careful near the water.”
Katie joined her mother in her amusement. “We’d watch the boys surf.”
“I liked my idea of you two building little sandcastles better.”
Katie released a snort. “Mum, we were teenagers.”
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?