Margaret Frank wrote her first story—a spooky tale about a monster in the school library—when she was 8 years old. In high school, she couldn’t be found without a romance novel in hand. One college summer, she set out to write a novel of her own. It’ll never see the light of day, but it changed her life forever. Today, Margaret resides in the Carolinas with her husband and children. When she isn’t writing you can find her at the beach, making a mess in the kitchen or DIYing her next project. Red wine, chocolate, and coffee are just a few of her favorite things. She loves learning and seeks to understand just about everything.
Marine biologist Patience Cline speaks for the whales. On a research team in Alaska’s treacherous North Slope, she must obtain the vital data needed to protect the local whale population from offshore drilling. What she doesn’t expect to find in the Arctic is a second-chance with a man whose broken heart mirrors her own.
Trooper Forrest Locke will do the unthinkable and trade logic for love. Entangled in a political conspiracy around the girl who picks up the pieces of his broken heart, he’ll risk his career to expose the governor’s manipulation of her research. He can’t allow the corrupt family empire he left a decade destroy her dreams the way they destroyed his.
Bravery is deadly in the Arctic Circle. Patience and Forrest must rely on each other as the danger mounts. One of the lovers will have to give up everything they hold dear if they want to make it out alive. But will that be enough?