Against the Odds

Against the Odds

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Reeling from her father's death and mother's recklessness, Delilah Sterling's life is turned right side up when she meets Hunter Carlisle, a man who almost seems too good to be true.


Smart and capable, Delilah Sterling thought she had her future all figured out, but when tragedy strikes she finds her dreams on hold. With piling medical bills and old wounds from a past heartbreak, Delilah's life is far from what she envisioned. But after a chance encounter with the handsome son of a healthcare giant, things suddenly feel like they're falling into place. Hunter Carlisle is irresistibly charming, seemingly the perfect gentleman. But he's also from a completely different world, a world that may have more secrets than she expected. Delilah wants to believe in happily ever after, but are there some lies that love just can't overcome?

[[Word count: 80,000 - 90,000]]
Cover designed by Ren T

Book One of the Liberty Series

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