When everything you've longed for is standing right in front of you, would you find the courage to chase it when you've given up on dreams?
Fox shifter Alison Smith gave up on happy endings when her ex-husband walked out, but that didn't mean she was allowed to give up on happy. With four growing kids, Allie is determined to look on the bright side and carry on, even when life seems to keep kicking the girl who's fallen down.
Four kids, two jobs, and a pile of debt left over from her ex seem overwhelming most days. Luckily Allie has the best friends a girl could ask for. Especially a certain quiet bear who's always been her rock.
Patient. Oliver Campbell knows what it means to be patient. But 20 years of wanting one unavailable woman may have pushed him to the edge. With Allie working every night at his bar, their friendship has begun to fracture. Then old ghosts offer one more kick to the little family that's already down, and patience is a virtue Ollie can no longer afford. Allie's ex-husband may be gone, but his actions are haunting his family.
With danger licking the borders of Cambio Springs, the bear and the fox will have to work together. And 20 years of unspoken truths may finally come to light. Waking Hearts is the third paranormal romance novel in the Cambio Springs Mysteries series.