I enjoyed this book a lot. I thought it took a different perspective/idea on the whole military guy and the girl back home.
Alex was a fascinating, complicated guy. He had a thing for his best friend’s wife, but never acted on it, never said anything…and then lost said friend in combat, in a fashion that he felt he should have died rather than the friend. So of course that, along with a commitment to make sure said wife and love interest is okay, keeps him from moving on that attraction, even after she’s no longer married.
I’m more conflicted when it comes to Reagan, because I’m not quite sure how/why everyone was so sold on her being nutsoid. I get her dead husband’s family, because who wants to believe a son is a sick, abusive jerk? But the rest of the town? I don’t know….I did like that she was putting her life back together after her husband’s death, and that she was willing to look at Alex as a man she could be with and trust.
These two were put through the wringer when it came to finding their HEA, but I think Ms. St. Claire really pulled it off and I was glad to read this through the very last page.
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.