Deep in the Heart by Alexa padgett

Remembering the music I love… lets me forget a past that haunts me.

I thought realizing my dream of country music stardom would chase away the ghosts of the past. But I didn’t understand how the horrors of war would imprint their scars on my heart… leaving me a shadow of the man I used to be.

Haunted by regret, filled with a rage I can't control, I destroy my favorite guitar.

A J. Olsen original. The only instrument that allows my fingers to caress my music into creation.

Now, I need a new one, and in order to get it fast, I have to work with her—Jenna. She stirs something deep inside me. Something I haven’t felt in years.

When I stare into her breathtaking eyes for the first time, I see struggles that echo my own. The kind of torment that colors a woman’s soul. But I’m drawn to her—I just can’t stay away.

As our emotions start to blossom, creating a magic that rivals the music, Jenna’s dangerous ex reappears to play a reckless game. Between his lust for revenge and the unreasonable demands of my record label, we can’t catch our big break.

And unless we can both heal the wounds that remain shuttered in darkness, we’ll lose everything.

“For fans of complicated characters, this one's a shoo-in.” ~ Publishers Weekly

“Two strong, battle-scarred people grapple with how to make a relationship work in the forceful first Austin After Dark contemporary.” ~ BookLife