Sharon Mignerey's From the Ashes
From the ashes of her troubled past, rises a heroine who risks losing out on love for the sake of the hero’s safety. Angela London, an animal trainer for Guardian Paws, picks out dogs from animal shelters and trains them to be guide dogs for the blind. But when ex-boyfriend Tommy Manderoll walks back into her life, his demands derail her plans to help football player Brian Ramsey.
Adding another coal to the fire, Andrew Brogg shows up to write a newspaper article designed to bring shame, not fame, to Brian. Andrew finds links to Brian’s drug history and twists the truth to make his own name famous.
Brian’s foundation, The Beanstalk Gang, helps kids find their place in the world. When one of the kids is arrested, Andrew is quick to link Brian’s name to trouble once again.
Angela is sure her drug past will give Andrew more fuel if he thinks she and Brian are dating. Should she back away from Brian to save his name and his foundation?
If only that would work. A very scary Tommy pops up at the most inconvenient times.
The Beanstalk Gang held my interest. I wanted to finish the book to make sure Brian’s kids were safe.