Author: Lucy McConnell
Series: Lincoln's Lost Gold #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Date: September 19, 2019
Publisher: Orchard View Publishing
She shouldn’t be in love with her older brother’s best friend.
Deacon Wilhelm and Sophia Pickens are part of a treasure hunting crew intent on finding Lincoln’s lost gold mine. The team decides to split up sending half of them to Illinois and the other half to Virginia to look for clues. As awesome as it would be to find the treasure, Deacon isn’t in the hunt for the money; he’s in it for Sophia’s heart. The only problem is Sophia’s older brother, Leo, is Deacon’s best friend. They’ve been through a lot and a betrayal like this could mean the end of the brother-bond between them.
With a father who abused her and a mother who drank so she could ignore the abuse, Sophia doesn’t trust easy. The one person, besides Leo, that she’d allow into her heart is Deacon. But Deacon has always kept his distance and she’s always been the little sister. When Leo gets called up on a special forces mission and has to leave the treasure hunting expedition, she’s hopeful that spending time alone with Deacon will allow him to see the woman she’s become.
As they hone in on the information that could unlock the location of the gold mine, dangerous forces attack from all sides. Sophia is kidnapped and held for ransom for the clue they haven’t found yet and Leo comes home his mission complete. If Deacon confesses his love for Sophia to Leo, he’ll lose the only brother he’s ever known—and that’s if they can find her before time runs out.