Jesse had lived near 4 Oaks all her life and been a good friend to Kane Croft, thus she had many years to realize her feelings for Kane's half brother Rio weren't a simple crush. Rio was a complicated man, on the one hand bastard born and a bad boy, on the other--gifted with a healing touch when it came to animals. There had been tension for years whenever the two of them were near each other, and now...Now Jess gets too close to the fire she always sensed in Rio. Rio knew of Jesse's abusive childhood. He'd witnessed it. The pain of that was seared deep in his bones. He had secret too. Just like Jess. And he couldn't block her out anymore. He knew he was going to burn them both, but couldn't seem to help himself...
Used availability for Gayle Eden's A Fire in my Bones
April 2013 : USA Paperback