Brighton Walsh, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author


Caged in Winter


Original Release date: 11.4.14
Rerelease date: 4.28.18
Series: Reluctant Hearts (can be read as a stand alone)

Winter Jacobson has fought hard to escape the life she was born in to. She’s only seventy-six days away from college graduation—and the future she’s dreamed of for so long. She just has to stick to her rules: Don’t lose focus. Trust no one. Hookups only—she doesn’t want or need a man ruining her plans.

But then Cade Maxwell, aspiring chef and Prince Charming in-training, comes swooping in to her life. All brash exterior and marshmallow center, Cade strips away her walls as easily as he strips away her clothes. One of the best in his class, he’s on the fast track to his dream job—as long as he keeps his eye on the prize. 

This close to graduation, neither of them can afford a distraction. Despite their explosive chemistry, nothing serious can develop between them. Thankfully, Winter’s rules are keeping them safe.

Except Cade’s not playing by her rules anymore. 

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Booklist says Caged in Winter is “authentic and satisfying” and named it as one of the top 10 romances of 2015, and one of the top 101 romances of the past decade.

“The slow build of Winter and Cade’s relationship is satisfying and real. Walsh’s debut raises the bar for NA books and will leave readers hungry for more.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Walsh’s latest offering is wonderful. She combines great characters, real-world situations and strong language in this charming-yet-steamy plot. Readers will love this book and eagerly anticipate the next one. TOP PICK ★★★★½”—Romantic Times

“This is why I love New Adult! Everything about Caged in Winter felt real. And Cade? Perfect book boyfriend.”—Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“With characters so real I feel like I’ve known them all my life, Caged in Winter is pure, sweet, hot romance. It’s a must read!”—M. Leighton, New York Times Bestselling Author

“Delicious! Captivating, sexy and empowering, Walsh has created the perfect recipe for an unforgettable romance.”—Rachel Harris, New York Times Bestselling Author

“The New Adult genre has been hit or miss for me but Caged in Winter encompassed the things I love, not only in a New Adult novel but in a love story in general. I didn’t want to put this book down.”—The Book Vixen

Not only is Cade one of my favorite new book boyfriends, but Winter is now one of my favorite gutsy, tell-it-like-it-is heroines as well. If you enjoy New Adult romance, I think you’ll love this one.”—Harlequin Junkie

“Brighton Walsh’s Caged in Winter is a feast for readers ravenous for that next heartwarming New Adult romance.”—HEA USA Today