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I know she’s lying the moment I see her.
That her name is as fake as her story. She’s barged into my life like a beautiful nightmare, turning everything upside down.
It hasn’t stopped me from trying to help her. Protect her. Save her from the threats that seem to come out of nowhere.
She’s put my entire world at risk. My reputation. My business. My livelihood.
But Mia brought me back to life. And I will do anything to save hers.
I was running for my life the night I met Jake.
Broken down on the road to nowhere. Lost. Homeless. Scared out of my mind.
I don’t care. I’m willing to risk it all to start over. Desperate to hide and never be found again.
But it doesn’t take much for Jake to break down my defenses. A soft word. A gentle touch. He becomes mine, but more importantly, I become his.
Until the nightmare of my past shows up, pissed off as hell…
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~WRITING – PLOT – PACE~
This book was just…WOW. It was so good. The writing was fantastic. It was well paced, and I never felt the need to skim. The plot was super engaging. It was sweet. It was romantic. It was heartbreaking. Last, it was all wrapped up in a lovely three-years-later epilogue.
JAKE…OMG people…Jake was…EVERYTHING. He was sweet. He was patient. He was alpha. He was sexy. He was loyal, and he was ALL about Mia/Fiona right from the start. Gaah…Jake definitely has a top spot on my “best book boyfriends” list.
MIA/FIONA…I loved Mia/Fiona just a WEE bit less than Jake. Mostly because Jake was all that and a bag of chips and I wanted Mia/Fiona to get with the program sooner. That said, I understood her reluctance given her horrible past. Plus, she doesn’t really push away as such. I also loved how strong she was. How feisty. She had a huge heart and loved her for it.
This book really wasn’t heavy on secondary characters. The main one being Maddox and OMG, I SO need his book ASAP. A 6´6 former military sweetie. Yes, please! I loved how kind he was with Mia/Fiona and how he helped her out. As well as playing the little matchmaker with her and Jake. I was also super intrigued by Gavin. So I request a book for him as well! ;D
LOW. This was what I would call a slow burn type of romance. No sexy times until 70% into the book. I am usually not a fan of slow burns, but it worked very well in this case. This couple also had very good on-page chemistry, which made the slow burn tolerable.
~ANGST LEVEL – SEXUAL HISTORIES~
LOW to MEDIUM. “I” didn’t find this one particularly angsty. The heroine is guarded, so there is a little pushing away, but Jake never backs down. Other than that, they remain a solid couple throughout. Neither are virgins. The hero didn’t come across as a manwhore. In fact, it is mentioned he hadn’t slept with anyone since he moved to Vegas. The heroine is still technically married, but I didn’t consider this cheating because her husband is NOT a nice guy at all. There was a TINY (and might I add pointless) bit of OW drama. Just a snarky coworker that had the hots for the hero. And, of course, there was some OM drama in the form of the heroine’s husband.
~IN THE END~
Did I enjoy it? Yes.
Was it perfect? Pretty much.
Would I recommend it? In a heartbeat!
Who would enjoy this book? Pretty much everyone. Readers who don’t like a lot of drama or angst. Readers who love a sweet story. Readers who love loyal heroes and damaged but strong heroines. I also think this would be considered a safe read for those that care about that type of thing.
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J. Saman is a nurse practitioner living in New England with her husband and three awesome girls. She loves all types of novels but finds herself always going back to writing romances. She’s an admitted lover of picking at old wounds, second chance romances, love triangles and the perfect amount of angst. She writes smart, strong women and sexy alpha (slightly nerdy) men who have a softer side.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/J.-
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