After years of working at the local newspaper, Lilac Fehr found herself overlooked, underpaid, and ready for a change. All of the long hours and hard work had done nothing for career advancement. Skill meant nothing when the Editor-in–Chief was sleeping with the lead reporter.
After the passing of her beloved Gran, Lilac saw her life in a new light. Her demand for a raise and a new job title get her a dream assignment: a month long report on living off the grid. The only thing standing in the way of what she’s always dreamt of is veteran Marine sniper turned survivalist, Thorn Finch.
Looking to heal his wounds, the bearded town recluse shunned social interactions and purchased a spread deep in the Appalachian forest the moment he returned home after the military. The extreme changes the All-American, athletic youth with charisma and dimples had undergone made perfect fodder for small town gossip. Living off of the land helped him battle his demons, to the point he might be ready to open up.
A month alone in the woods could bring them both heartache and headaches, or an unexpected love neither imagined.