Rating : 4 out of 5 Stars
Dustin Frank is a survivor, but it takes a lot of courage to work through his personal demons and injuries. He is a Navy SEAL and has been serving in Syria, until an explosion during a gunfight has damaged a great deal of the left side of his body. His wife didn’t want to take care of a crippled man and filed for divorce. When his former commander offers him to stay at his ranch, among men who, like him, have been through hell and back, he can’t refuse this opportunity to recuperate from his injuries both physical and emotional. But what he didn’t expect was that his commander also intended to play matchmaker, introducing him to sweet but secretive Kelcee Todd, the new bookstore owner. His SEAL instinct tells him that Kelcee is in hiding and might be in danger. He can’t resist a mystery though and intends to protect her.
Even if Dustin and Kelcee initially started on the wrong foot, they are able to understand each other. Dustin feels that Kelcee sees him, not his scars and injuries. They are both afraid of being hurt but they can’t deny their mutual attraction, and growing feelings for each other, that were however a bit too instant for my liking.
This book was a great read, with touching characters that I was invested in. I loved how both of them were strong in the face of adversity. This story is the first in the author’s new series “Black Eagle Ops”, but can be read as a standalone. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a heartfelt second chance story.
An advanced copy fo this book was provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.