Gattis Montgomery is down on his luck. After a tragic accident he loses his home, his business, his car, and everyone he loves. Between his days living on the streets and his nights at the local men's shelter, the downtown library becomes a necessary respite to help him maintain his sanity.
Patrice King is a dream come true. She's intelligent, accomplished and beautiful! After a chance meeting, thoughts of her fuel every one of Gattis's fantasies and has him imagining a future that doesn't feel quite so bleak.
But Patrice is fighting her own demons. Reeling from the death of her beloved mother and not knowing her paternity, she's not interested in a relationship with any man. When their budding friendship evolves into a passionate relationship, the two discover happily-ever-after is possible under the most daunting circumstances.
BIOGRAPHY Writing since she was old enough to put pen to paper, Deborah Fletcher Mello firmly believes that for her, writing is as necessary as breathing. Her first novel, TAKE ME TO HEART, earned her a 2004 Romance Slam Jam nomination for Best New Author. In 2008, Deborah won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Best Series Romance for her ninth novel, TAME A WILD STALLION. Her publication, CRAVING TEMPTATION was named one of Publisher's Weekly Best Books for 2014 and was also nominated for a 2015 Emma Award for Book of the Year. As well, her novel PLAYING FOR KEEPS was a Library Journal Best of 2015 and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice award for Best Multicultural Romance. Most recently, Deborah was named the 2016 Romance Slam Jam Author of the Year. Born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, Deborah maintains base camp in North Carolina but considers home to be wherever the moment moves her.
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