Blessed Are Those Who Love by Lilah Rivers
After two years of waiting, Hazel’s world came crashing down when her fiancé came back from the war married to another woman. In order to escape the unbearable heartache and betrayal, she flees her hometown and takes a job at a ranch fifty miles away, in Twin Palms. When she signs up to work for Alec Bugbee as a cook on his ranch, she doesn’t expect to immediately be thrust into a nanny position in addition to her cooking labors.
With her heart just shattered, how can she manage all that is expected from her from a man she cannot trust?
Alec has a challenge ahead of him; he suspects his ranch is being sabotaged by the man he believes is responsible for the death of his sister and her husband. Alec then takes it upon himself to make sure that justice is served for the accident, but he cannot do it alone. He asks for Hazel’s help as he begins to notice her kind heart and intelligence, and is touched by the way she treats his nephew. It doesn't take long for him to realize that it's not just justice that he's seeking though...
The day Hazel appears on his ranch is the day Alec's life changes forever...
Their feelings for each other begin to blossom while they search together for evidence against the man who destroyed a happy family. Will they conquer the preconceptions they both have for each other, before yielding to their undeniable attraction? Does Alec dare give his heart to a woman he barely knows? How could Hazel ever forget the heartbreak she just went through in order to love again?