Blurb & Synopsis.
by Teresa Slack
What's the story about?
Running at the first sign of opposition is nothing new to Kyla Parrish. She’s never held onto a relationship for more than a few months, and she’s quit more jobs than most people apply for. Until Will Lachland. He’s the first man who ever made her think of getting serious about something, about putting down roots. But she can’t forget her mother’s ominous warning. Men are users. They take and take and leave nothing but a dried shell of who she used to be. Fear of losing her heart to anyone or anything has kept Kyla running all her life. Will she find what she seeks most in the least likely place—home?
Back cover copy:
“Never give a man more than you can afford to lose. Keep back the important part for yourself. It’s the only way to survive after they tire of you and leave, as we both know they will.”
Her mother’s words of advice proved to be prophetic in the way Kyla Parrish lived her life.
Kyla recognizes the same patterns dictating her life that made her mother run from every job, relationship, or town as soon as things didn’t go her way. Kyla is determined not to end up like her mother with a string of bad relationships and dead end jobs behind her, but she can’t find a balance between trusting someone with her heart and losing control of her life.
Will Lachland is the first man to make her think of getting serious about something, about putting down roots. But she can’t forget her mother’s ominous warning. Men are users. Will may seem like her dream come true, but like every other man out there, he expects more than she can give.
With her back against the wall, Kyla heads to her mother’s family farm, the only place where she ever felt safe. Where she felt like she belonged. She hasn’t seen her grandfather in thirteen years, and things on the farm are not as she remembered. But Kyla has to make the arrangement work. She’s tired of running. Running from life and running from love.
A new man and a new life seem like the answer to her prayers. But things are never as simple as they seem. Her heart yearns for love and security. Can she find it with Brandon McDermott even though she can’t forget Will? Or is something else, something greater, calling her heart toward home and toward a relationship with the One who knows what she’s running from?