Come Together #2
by: K.J. Reed
Ellora's Cave Publishing
Released: January 2011
Since Peter has no family to call his own, he decides to go visit a friend's family with him while on leave with the Marines. He's happy by himself, but every once in a while likes being around family, even if it's not his own. He knows he'll only be in town a short while, and figures what better way to spend it than with a warm, willing woman. While there, he meets a prickly woman who stirs his interest. Problem is, she's sworn off men after a bad marriage. Can he convince her to give him a chance?
Sarah is done with men. After her cheating ex-husband abandoned her in this small town, she's sworn to never again trust a man. When she meets Peter, she's swayed by his good looks and smooth charm, but isn't sure whether or not to trust him. Figuring it wouldn't hurt to have a fling with him, she goes for it, knowing he'll be leaving and therefore won't be able to hurt her. But after spending the night with him, she realizes he's more than a one night stand to her.
Peter is thrilled with the intimacy he and Sarah shared, but when he finds out who she really is, he'll be forced to make a choice between his best friend and the woman he's coming to care about.
This book is the sequel to Text Me. In it, Peter heads out on leave, figuring he'll drink and be merry, hopefully with a woman. When he meets Sarah, he realizes what he's missing in the way of family and relationships. One night stands are good, but they don't leave you with any memories to cherish, or people who care about you. He realizes she might be the one to fill in the gaps in his life, but he also knows she's been hurt by love before, and so moves cautiously. When he learns who she is, he realizes she's the little sister his best friend Travis has been searching for. He's stuck in an awkward position, and isn't sure how to handle it. Sarah is determined to stand on her own two feet after her cheating husband abandoned her, and has done pretty well for herself. She's not sure she can let another man into her life, but after meeting Peter, begins to realize all men aren't scum-sucking pigs out to break her heart. It's a quick read that shows us that although second chances are hard to give, they can ultimately heal us in the end.
Carla gives this book a