Scarlett Barrington left the small town of Greenshade behind forever, along with unspeakable emotional wounds. She is preparing to begin her dream job when she's called home to help her estranged mother, a hoarder, clean out her mess or risk losing her house.
Reluctantly returning home, nothing prepares her for the shock of coming face to face with her first love. Brody Finch may have been Greenshade's glorious football legend, but he is also the man who deserted her a decade ago, when she needed him the most.
As Scarlett attempts to handle her combative mother, she's forced to come to terms with airing her family's dirty laundry on the reality TV show, Packrats. Community members with agendas of their own rally to help, harm, or just plain gawk.
Unexpectedly, the cold case murder of her sister comes back into focus, and Scarlett finds her own life in danger as she struggles to discover the truth about what happened so long ago. In the midst of this chaos, a serial arsonist brings the small town to its knees.
Where there's smoke, there's fire. Can Scarlett and Finch find the love they once shared and lost? And if they do, will she live through the process?
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Sample Amazon reviews:
“…There were multiple story lines that included romance, suspense, mystery and much more, making the story interesting and appealing for many different types of readers. I actually found myself laughing and crying with the characters as events played out in their lives. With all the twists and turns I was pleased to see the ending wrapped up so well.
This book was fast paced, well written and I couldn't put it down. Five stars isn't enough for this great read!”
- Anonymous Amazon Customer
Couldn’t Put It Down
“I read Smolder in one night. Couldn't put it down. I had to see what was going to happen next. Desiree makes her characters believable and I could relate to small town Alabama. Ready for your next book!!”
- Julia Rudd