At the age of fifteen, Anna Baker was ripped from her childhood home, and her one true love, vowing to return the minute she graduated high school.
Professor Liam Harrow once believed his childhood sweetheart would return home to him, but during college he faced reality and hardened his heart to love.
When Historical Hall faces demolition, both Anna and Liam search for options to save their childhood memories, but when secrets unravel and the truth of Annaâs childhood departure is revealed, it could corrupt their memories, risk their present, and destroy their future.
Ciara Knight writes with a âLittle Edge and a Lot of Heartâ with her contemporary and paranormal romance books. Her most recent #1 Amazon bestselling series, Sweetwater County, has topped the charts and received acclaimed reviews. Her international best-seller, Pendulum scored 4 stars from RT Book Reviews, accolades from InDâTale Magazine and Night Owl Top Pick. Her young adult paranormal series, Battle for Souls, received 5 stars from Paranormal Romance Guild and Night Owlâs Top Pick, among other praises.
He hugged her to him, holding her arms at her side so she couldnât hit him. âItâs not too late. Youâre not that old, you know.â
She squirmed, but he held tight. âAnd youâre getting too old to be the playboy of Riverbend. I think itâs time for you to retire that title to a new graduate.â
A shooting star bolted across the sky. âQuick! Make a wish.â
Anna slid an arm free and held his cheek, facing him. âI donât have to.â
He dared to move closer, to hope sheâd return his affection. His heart pounded with adrenaline and his breath quickened. No woman ever turned him around or flipped him upside down like she did. âAnna.â
âShh.â She gently pressed her lips to the corner of his mouth. A shiver of excitement vibrated from the top of his head to his toes. He held onto her for dear life, hoping sheâd never pull away, never leave him again.
âAnna, promise youâll stay,â he whispered.