Kelly Barrett wants to be a writer, but she is stuck in a loveless marriage while struggling to be recognized as a children's book author. Her life is spiraling out of control: the house is falling apart and Virgil is distant and doesn't take care of her needs. To escape, she finds some small comfort reading her stories to children at the library. Until the day handsome contractor Doug Carlton walked in the door. Doug Carlton is not just any handy man; he's also compassionate and well connected. Kelly suddenly finds avenues opening for her that were closed ever since Virgil put that ring on her finger. Even as Doug fixes the walls of her house, he is slowly breaking down the walls around Kelly's heart. About the Author: Melissa Saari Melissa Saari lives in Washington State where the Columbia River, the river that powers America, rushes near her front door, and every summer, smoke from forest fires fill the sky. These powerful elements inspire her writing, whether it's romance, fantasy, or horror. She also has two loving, protective dogs: a female pit bull named Marla and a male Chow called Leo. Her dogs provide comedy, therapy, and inspiration for her stories. Melissa will always be a writer. She has begun her Master's Degree in Screenwriting to study the complex film industry and how her vision can be shared with billions of moviegoers.