Whiskey Creek Press
Released: October 2010
After Madi's husband is killed in combat, she's left alone to pick up the pieces. After sorting through the mess her husband left, she realizes she's near broke, so she makes the decision to move back to her hometown. Packing up her few belongings, she heads out, hoping to make a new life for herself.
A career Marine, Rafe is beginning to think something's missing from his life, but he doesn't know what it is, until he spots his new neighbor across the street. She's just been widowed, so he offers her the hand of friendship, although the instant attraction when they first meet may test the limits of his restraint.
As Madi finds out more and more about her husband and his dark past, she swears off men. But that promise might be difficult to keep with Rafe around. Can something else come of the instant friendship the two have, or will Madi's past make it impossible for her to let go and move on?
This is the second book I've read by Lila Munro, and (while I don't like playing favorites) this book was even better than the first. The heartbreak that Madi's forced to go through every time her husband's past catches up to her makes you want to give her a hug, then go spit on the guy's grave. And Rafe is a solid, likeable guy that's there for her in her hour of need, and the chemistry between them flows so smoothly you're just as surprised as they are when the friendship becomes deeper. This is a very beautiful love story, and I would recommend this for anyone who likes contemporary, with a military theme to it.
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