Protecting His Heart (Lawson Family Series,#2) by Tracey Cramer Kelly. This is the second book in the Lawson Family Series and also the second book by this author that I have read.
Ian is a police officer who was saved by his best friend and his family. He has a horrible childhood and is now back in his hometown to protect and serve. And that is exactly what he has planned. Especially when it comes to Rachel.
Rachel wanted to be a nurse and have a family but gave all of her hopes and dreams up for Josh. When things become worse with Josh, she knows that she has to get out. When Ian comes in and helps her, this might be her chance, but when a part of Ian’s past comes back, will he be able to let her in and lower his walls?
Can they both put their past behind them and move forward it will the past always pop back up and haunt them???