Pub Date 04 Feb 2016
She's never had the courage to hold on to anyone. He never learned how to
let go of what he wants.
Delaney Shaw isn't looking for anything complicated. After her teaching career is put on hold, she decides to spend the summer in Georgia with her best friend. Lanie lives for the here and now, and she isn't thinking past the end of the summer. She's never had any problem being unattached, because she learned a long time ago that life is safer that way.
Until Reece Walker decides to change her mind.
Almost a year after his ex-wife's death, Reece is still reeling from her passing. He's devoted himself to raising their son and working his family's farm to keep himself grounded. Reece feels like he's lost sight of the man he used to be, and he's not sure how to find his way back.
Everything changes when the woman he's unsuccessfully tried to forget walks back into his life.
Even though she's fighting their sizzling chemistry, Lanie is losing the war. But love isn't always like it is in the movies, and they have real issues. Lanie is terrified Reece's small town won't accept their interracial relationship, and she doesn't know how to let him in.
Lanie has had years to build her defenses, but Reece isn't the sort to give up without a fight. If he can counter Lanie's fears with the future only he can offer her, maybe they can both learn to breathe again.
Praise for As You Breathe Again
"A beautiful story about taking a leap of faith. Lanie and Reece's love is completely romantic and swoon-worthy." - Rebecca Paula, author of the SUTTON COLLEGE series and EVERLY AFTER.
Praise for AS YOU TURN AWAY (The Walker Boys #1)
"As You Turn Away took me on one heck of a roller-coaster ride. I felt that it was well written and pulled me in from the very first page. It was a great story of first love, heartbreak and that second chance at love." - Amy at Once Upon a Book Blog
"Beautifully written and full of emotion, As You Turn Away, will leave you breathless. Charmingly sweet and romantic, you'll find yourself getting wrapped up in such a gorgeous love story brimming with self-discovery, courage, and bravery." - Suz of A Soul Unsung
"This book was just *long sigh of longing* lovely. And strangely addicting. Once I started, it was not only difficult to put down, but also my mind kept coming back to it at odd moments, pondering how the Walkers and the Reynolds would untangle their various interpersonal knots." - Natalie Cannon, Goodreads reviewer