Deep River Promise by Jackie Ashenden is 1.99

from our DIK review:

Damon Fitzgerald has come to the town of Deep River, Alaska, with a hidden agenda. Everyone in Deep River knows that he inherited a share of the town, along with two other army buddies, when their friend Caleb West died. As far as the town is aware, Damon is visiting in order to weigh in on potential tourist attractions for the town to develop before he leaves Alaska permanently and moves back to LA to be with his mom. What no one knows is that Caleb left behind a fifteen-year-old son, and he asked Damon to look out for the boy in the event of his death.

Astrid James was knocked up by Caleb as a teenager, at which point he told her he wasn’t ready for the responsibility of a child and wouldn’t be involved. Hurt but determined, Astrid committed to raising their son Connor on her own. She came to Caleb once ten years later asking for help, having just gotten out of an emotionally abusive relationship, and he was wise enough not to flake out a second time. Caleb offered her a place to stay in Deep River, but while he regretted his youthful mistake of abandoning her and their child, he was never able to fully set things right and acknowledge his son. Connor James grew up not knowing his father, even in the five years after he and Astrid moved to Deep River, and when the book opens Astrid is feeling more than a little guilty that her son will never have the chance to know him….

In the midst of all of this, Damon and Astrid are also setting off sparks and trying to find a way to explore those sparks without making an issue of it. Neither of them is ready for a real relationship, but yet they continue to challenge and be drawn to each other. Eventually the pair decide to have a quick fling while Damon stays in town, but even as they say that, it’s obvious something deeper is starting. Luckily, they’re smart enough to acknowledge something special is going on, even as it doesn’t change Damon’s plans to leave.