The Woman I Used to Be (2022)
A Small-town Hamblin County Interracial Romance
When life tries to break you, sometimes you have to let it. And when the door to your new life is literally locked, you get creative and break in. But when domestic abuse survivor, Melanie Davenport, does this, she doesn’t guess that a gun-wielding, small-town sheriff will catch her.
Sheriff Zack Lawson admits meeting Melanie didn’t go great. The tiny woman screaming about bubble baths actually was NOT the crazed stabber stalking town that he was diligently looking for. But, technically, she HAD been breaking into his home. Something about the timid, confounding woman draws him in, though, affecting him like no one ever has. Zack may be harboring self-doubt about his track record as Hamblin County’s newest sheriff, but he knows one thing: Melanie is everything he’s looking for in a woman.
However, Melanie would rather slam doors in his face. She has every reason to distrust charming, smooth-talking men like Zack with a smile so sexy it thawed her icy heart... but only a little. The more time they spend together, the more Melanie sees him as a strong, caring protector who is helping her rediscover the vibrant, sassy woman she used to be.
But if Melanie’s going to rebuild the shattered pieces of her life, she must confront the real reason she ran away from home because it wasn’t her abusive husband. And her secret could end up killing her and Zack.