Determined to give her son, Jeremy, the childhood he deserves, Chloe Evans has left a tough past behind and is starting fresh in the charming resort town of Jack Pine, Oregon. But protecting Jeremy becomes a dicey proposition when he seeks out the most dangerous man in town, Ben Longtree, to heal his sick puppy. Chloe has been warned to stay away from Ben. But there's something about him, at once gentle and untamed, that intrigues her . . . .
Long ago, Ben accepted his role as the town outcast. Rumored to have once killed a man, he lives in splendid isolation with his forgetful mother, secretly employing his skills as a veterinarian to heal the wounded wild animals that mysteriously come to him. Now Chloe's sunny wamrth and brave tenacity arouse desire he has long denied. And although Ben is notorious for his healing touch, it is Chloe's hands . . .and heart . . . that have the power to save his battered soul.
41/2 Stars! from Romantic Times and selected as a TOP PICK!
"Ben Longtree is a marvelous hero whose extraordinary gifts bring a unique and special magic to this warmhearted novel. No one can tug your heartstrings better than Catherine Anderson." ~Romantic Times (4½ Stars, Top Pick)
"This delightful story by Catherine Anderson will warm your heart. Her portrayal of her characters (two and four-legged alike) will make you feel every emotion. Don't miss this well-done book." ~Rendezvous
"Readers may need to wipe away tears...since few will be able to resist the power of this beautifully emotional, wonderfully romantic love story."Booklist
"A very special book...Ben is every reader's hero...Expertly crafted and will touch your heart...Ms. Anderson has woven a tale that touched my soul and will live forever as a cherished keeper to read again and again. Only by Your Touch is a fast and suspenseful book, and I am pleased to award it Romance Reviews Today's Perfect Ten." ~Romance Reviews Toda