"Let go, I'll catch you. I have you in my arms and I won't let you fall."
HOLY FREAKING SQUEEEEEEEE !!!
I have just spent the past few hours sticking to this amazing book that I read in one session and absolutely LOVED !! My heart was racing all the time I read. This was definitely the best book I have read in a long time! It was seriously scared and sometimes even heartbreaking, but it was also incredibly romantic and full of deep feelings !!
Guys, I canceled dinner plans to read on. Frankly, it was exactly the kind of book I needed right now !! It's a second chance love story with a little twist. It has a strong heroine, a protective hero, and a bit more that I don't want to spoil for you straight away – although it's heavily suggested in the blurb so you have an idea of what to look forward to. Seriously, if you are looking for a GORGEOUS new book, I highly recommend it!
One night, eight years ago, she gave me peace.
Only two broken people desperate to relieve their pain and grief.
In the morning she left and took my comfort with me. I went to the military that day and vowed never to return to Pennsylvania.
If my father dies, I have to go home to bury him. At least I will finally be rid of his farm, which is outdated and full of memories that I have forgotten.
And then I find it. She is even more beautiful than I remember and has the most adorable child I have ever seen.
Years have passed but my feelings are the same and this time I refuse to let them go …
Corinne Michaels has been one of my favorite authors for many years, and for good reason. Her stories and characters are captivating. It brings them to life when you read them and ensures that you take care of them. You just don't have a lot of choice.
The story begins with Connor feeling lost after losing the brotherhood he built as SEAL. He wasn't sure what to do next until an unexpected turn took him back to his hometown – the place he never wanted to be – and the face-to-face woman whose name he'd never known which he had not forgotten for eight years since they had spent an unforgettable night together …
"His chest is wider than I remember.
And I remember everything.
His touch, his smell, the sound of his voice when he loved me in a way I didn't know existed.
I needed him and the memory of that night more than he can ever know. I have experienced it so many times and clung to the feelings I was desperately looking for …
But now that he's here? It threatens everything – including the life of the little girl he's standing next to. "
Ellie's husband was abusive, controlling, and a danger to her and her daughter, and she was going to try to find a way for them to get away for a while. But after a terrible ordeal, fate brought her and Connor back together in a way they never expected … and gave the second opportunity to explore what they had never experienced so many years ago.
"You will heal and I swear he will never hurt you again."
"I don't know how you can promise that.
He pushes away from the railing. "Because he sure as hell won't hurt you when you're in my house. If you choose to go home, there are plenty of ways to protect yourself when he's released from prison. Either way, tonight, tomorrow or until you're ready to go, you're safe with me. "
I loved how protective Connor was – a true hero by nature and by profession. I loved how patient and gentle he was with Ellie and Hadley. And I liked the slow build and the calm intensity of the romance.
"I don't care what vows I have made in the past because I would die before something happened to Hadley or Ellie. I know it from the moment I saw Ellie eight years ago and the need for her is still that big, but now it's the same with Hadley. This little girl will have my heart no matter whose blood runs in her veins. "
But my favorite thing was that although this story was frightening and dramatic, it made sense to both the story and the characters. None of the dramas seemed out of place at any time, anything that caught the eye of the characters (even the difficult choices) was understandable and resulted in a coherent reading experience that made you feel sympathetic and understood the characters.
"I need you, Ellie. I don't want to live in a world without you, damn it. I've done it before and don't want to do it again. "
This is the first in a new series of individual devices. This book has a completely resolved, wonderful ending that ends with an epilogue. Each book will focus on a different brother in the hero's family (we'll get to know him in this book) and I sincerely look forward to reading them all!
If you are looking for a fantastic new book to read, this is definitely for you!
Rating: 4.5 – 5 STARS! Contemporary Adult Romance, can be independent.
Set of standalones.