Meet The Author: Annie Rains

Annie Rains is a USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author who writes small town love stories set in fictional places in her home state of North Carolina. When Annie isn't writing, she's living out her own happily ever after with her husband and three children.
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She’s ready to start a new chapter in her life…
For Tess Lane, owning Lakeside Books is a dream come true, and it’s been her lifeline over the past three years since her husband’s mysterious death. She’s tried to move on, but when River Harrison shows up on her doorstep, all her lingering questions come rushing back . . .

River, a former marine turned private investigator, is just as eager as Tess to find out what secrets his best friend was keeping. But spending time with Tess makes River’s affection for her grow into something more, something he’s not sure either of them is ready for. And when the truth Jared was hiding comes to light, will Tess and River be able to move beyond the mistakes of the past to embrace a future brighter than either of them ever imagined possible?