Finding Home (2022)
by Alexa Aston
(#5 in Maple Cove)

Finding Home
Welcome to the new world from USA Today bestselling author Alexa Aston—Maple Cove—a small town on the Oregon Coast where romance is heating up!

A journalist at a turning point in her career. An ex-Navy SEAL who has spent his entire life alone. An unlikely friendship which develops into a scorching-hot romance…

International correspondent Sloane Anderson has reported from all corners of the globe but is tiring of her nomadic life hopscotching the globe, especially since her closest friends have married and soon plan to start families. When she freed after being kidnapped by an African warlord, she is ready to change her lifestyle.

Loner Gage Nelson bounced around the foster care system until he aged out and joined the Navy, earning a spot on one of its elite SEAL teams. Having lost too many unit members, Gage leaves the military and lands in Maple Cove, where he is a fitness trainer. He has also found a close-knit group of friends and longs for more in his personal life.

When Sloane comes to town, she and Gage experience an instant connection. He helps her learn how to deal with her recent panic attacks, and their friendship moves into a physical relationship.

Will two damaged souls be able to shed the emotional baggage they carry and start a new life together—or will the demons that plague them both put up a roadblock that even love can’t conquer?