He has a piece of his heart to give… if he can find it.

All Sasha Roborovskiy wanted was to give his wife, Dusty, a special necklace for Valentine’s Day—except he’s accidentally lost it. Living on an island off the coast of post-apocalyptic America, he can’t just commission another one.


Worse still, when Sasha comes home late ashamed of his failure and not wearing his wedding ring, he unearths Dusty’s long-held fears of betrayal and abandonment. Despite his reassurances, Dusty’s worries deepen, extending beyond fears of infidelity to a belief that she doesn’t deserve the life she has.


Sasha’s love can’t fix his beloved wife’s terrible past, but the meaning behind the necklace can convey his devotion better than his words ever could… if he can find it.

Content warnings:

Brief language, m/f non-graphic sex and sexual elements, discussion of past trauma

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The Travelers Series is a collection of "cozy" post-apocalyptic books by author, Al Hess. Many can be read as standalone stories.