The Way Back Home

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August Cotton shouldn’t be here. When a tragic accident calls him home to Magnolia Springs, this returned Veteran adds his parents to the list of things he’s lost in recent years, right along with his IED detection dog and his left leg. As the sole guardian of his four-year-old sister, August must rely on his Marine training in raising a tiny hellion who’s as stubborn as he is. But the Corps could never prepare him for this. Nor could they prepare him for Olivia Anders, a woman who’ll stop at nothing to get her way.

As owner of Paws for Cause, Olivia is no stranger to the broken men and women who return home from war. She’s no stranger to broken dogs either. In fact, she’s made it her mission to pair the two and enrich both of their lives, but pairing ornery and aloof August Cotton will take some work. The last thing August wants is some pushy southern woman occupying his parents’ bed and breakfast and forcing him to open up about the hell he narrowly escaped, but that’s exactly what Olivia intends.

They complete one another, and yet they can’t stand to be in the same room.

Can Olivia make this hardened Marine feel again and finally show his heart the way back home?

*** Intended for a mature 18+ audience only. This book may contain triggers for some readers.

Book Info

  • Original Title:The Way Back Home
  • Author:
  • Rating:8.46 / 10
  • Genre:Romance
  • Language:English
  • ISBN:-
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  • Publisher:Published May 29th 2017


For Lance Corporal Kent Ferrell and Military Working


Dog Zora

Thank you for your service and for allowing me to use Zora’s name. She made the ultimate sacrifice, and the free world is safer for it. I hope I did her justice. Semper Fi


For Mr. Jay McLean—yes, that Mr. McLean—this book could not have happened without your help in retrieving that file.


For Sam Hunt.

Thank you for helping a blocked writer get her groove back. Your music is everything.



As an author, sometimes you choose a story, and other times the story chooses you. This was the case with The Way Back Home. After releasing my first military romance, Toward the Sound of Chaos, in May 2016, I thought I was done writing Marines with PTSD . . . and then August Cotton happened. This angry, resilient yet somehow oddly fragile man came to mind, and I kne...

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