Dessa Caldwell has a dream---but needs a loan. Seeking funds to open a refuge for former prostitutes, she calls on financier Henry Hawkins. He agrees to give her the money, but doesn't bank on falling in love! Can he protect the secrets of his shady past, or will a villain force him to choose safety over love?
Dessa Caldwell has a dream: to open Pierson House, a refuge for former prostitutes in Denvers roughest neighborhood. But after exhausting all charitable donations, Dessa still needs a loan, and nearly every bank in town has turned her down. Her last hope hinges on the owner of Hawkins National Bank.
Henry Hawkins has a secret: though he owns the most successful bank in town, his initial capital came from three successful raids on Wells Fargo coaches. Now hes the most eligible bachelor in Denver, but to protect his criminal past, hes built a fortress around his heart. Not even the boldest matchmaking mother can tempt him . . . until the day Dessa Caldwell ventures into his bank requesting a loan.
Though hes certain her proposal is a bad investment, Henry is drawn to Dessas passion. But that same passion drives her to make rash decisions about Pierson House . . . and about whom she can trust. One man might hold the key to the future of her missionbut he also threatens to bring Henrys darkest secrets to light. As the walls around their hearts begin to crumble, Henry and Dessa must choose between their plans and Gods, between safety and love.
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