Joel Bennett has always known Serena Hayes as his sister’s gregarious best friend. In the three years since Lacey began college, Serena became a regular houseguest, but lately, she’s absent more than not. When Joel discovers she’s in an abusive relationship, protectiveness from within roars to life.
With only a part-time job to support her and nowhere to go, Serena fears leaving her current relationship would jeopardize her chances of graduating college. After a brutal attack leaves her no choice, she courageously moves out. On her journey toward regaining confidence, self-worth, and independence, Joel falls in beside her, encouraging her. The way he emulates Godly love and compassion draws her close—not just to him, but to the God who can satisfy her longing for love better than any man,
Attraction sizzles between them, but events from their pasts cast shadows of doubt.
When the unthinkable happens, can Serena open her heart to a second chance at love, or is she destined to be alone?
Reviews and Endorsements
“Sara Beth Williams brings a wonderful story of God’s power to heal hearts and an awakening to a deeper understanding of what love truly means. The first chapter immediately grabbed me and drew me into the story, and with every page, I found myself anticipating what would happen next. I very much enjoyed Joel and Serena’s journey together and rooted for them to find their happily ever after.” – From Hallee Bridgeman, RITA finalist, author of The Jewel Series, The Song of Suspense series.