Family is more than the sum of its parts. Anna Lancaster would do anything for her seventeen-year-old brother, but it seems like the harder she tries, the more impossible he is to reach. Now he’s been arrested for misdemeanor possession and she feels like she’s reaching the end of her rope. Detective Sergeant Brady Matthews has been both mother and father to his niece and nephew ever since they lost their parents, but he’s not afraid to admit that he needs help. When he discovers that his niece has dyslexia, he reaches out to the local reading specialist…and finds a lot more than he bargained for. It doesn’t take long for Anna and Brady to realize how much they have in common, but even as they draw closer together, family loyalties threaten to tear them apart. What will it take to convince Anna that this new family is worth fighting for? This Retro Romance was previously published by Avalon in 1994.