"Covert Hearts," which appears in the anthology, SECOND CHANCES, A Romance Writers of America Collection, has won the 2018 Aspen Gold Reader's Choice Award in the Short Story category!
by Ariella Moon
New school. New identity. Way-old problem.
Plagued by scandal and doubt in the wake of her father’s apparent suicide aboard the family yacht, Sailor Saint James changes her name, her appearance, and her school. The last person she expects to encounter is Nate Sheehan, the boy who pestered her in elementary school.
Trapped in a lie, Sailor can’t move forward with her life. She’s not sure how much longer she can continue the charade, or if she can trust Nate not to blow her cover. Someone at school is gathering evidence about her identity. Is Nate set to expose her, or is the former hair puller about to give her a second chance at life and love?