A Riveting Tale of Love, Loss, and Finding Your Own Way
Can a family bury its secret past?
About the Book
Like her long-lost father, Leilani heals people. But can she heal herself?
Having fled the troubled Pacific country, Costa Mora, for America when she was nine, Leilani still doesn’t know what happened to her father, or what mysterious reasons prevented him from leaving with his family. Trained as a child to use a gun to protect herself against her family’s enemies, she saves a stranger on the street. Will he be the one she lets past the walls she’s spent a lifetime erecting?
A lovable computer nerd who’s failed at love. Brokenhearted after his relationship of seven years ended, Justin just wanted to drown his sorrows. But he found more trouble than he was looking for, when he is assaulted and beaten by thugs. A mysterious woman with a dead aim rescues him. They’re immediately drawn to each other, but can Justin win Leilani’s trust?
A hero or a villain? Suddenly, Leilani’s past is not so past, as a friend of her father turns up at her mother’s door with some shocking news. Caught in a web of political intrigue, Leilani confronts the awful truth behind her father’s disappearance. She isn’t sure if he is a hero or a villain, but only she and Justin can rescue him from their old island home.
Welcome, Reluctant Stranger! interweaves a love story into a tale of past political intrigue and Leilani’s inner journey, accepting her past.