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Drawn together by their love of animals, Aria De Luca and Caleb Hawkins burn for each other. They never suspected that malignant forces around them were successfully plotting Caleb’s ruin from the moment he entered her life. When the flood of a century strikes Aria’s hometown, an alienated Caleb is all that stands between her and catastrophic loss.
The doctor’s eyes widened just a touch. “You must have come straight here.”
“I did. Like I said, it was important to me to see that she was okay.”
Dr. De Luca took a big pull on her soft drink. “The receptionist at the Pine City shelter told me that the director had offered you a job when your sentence was over.”
"That's right she did, but..." How could he make her see?
What words could describe his despair over the loss of every single freedom he had? Someone else had told him when to go to bed and when to get up. Meals consisted of something someone else said you should eat. His gaze fell to the blue denim shirt he wore. It was the first thing he’d had to wear in over three years that wasn’t regulation prison issue. Unless you’d been in the same situation, you’d never understand why he didn’t want to work there.
The doctor’s next words blew him out of the water. “You still feel like a prisoner there, don’t you?”
He laughed at himself. “And here I was thinking nobody could understand that."