Publishing Date: Dec. 9, 2014
Format: ebook, ARC
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She’s a survivor of the front lines of politics. He’s a wounded soldier returning home from the battlefield. Can they place their trust in the power of love?
Nobody plays the role of perfect politician’s daughter better than quiet, respectable math teacher Brooke Ellstein. But she won’t be caught swimming with the sharks again, not after the son of a wealthy donor sinks his teeth into her and gets away with it. Still, political connections have their perks, such as heading up the governor’s “Support Our Troops” pen-pal initiative—and getting first dibs on the smoking-hot sergeant whose picture shakes her right down to her goody-two-shoes.
When corresponding with sweet, classy Brooke, Shane Develen instinctively hides his commando tattoos and blue-collar roots—and he can tell that she’s hiding something, too. But Shane knows he’s gained her trust when Brooke gives him a blisteringly sexy photo. Then he’s injured in an ambush and a fellow soldier posts the snapshot online. Overnight, Brooke’s reputation turns to ashes. Even though he’s totally wrong for her, Shane shows up on Brooke’s doorstep, determined to set things right—and discovers that right or wrong has nothing on the chemistry they share.
I received a free copy of this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is truly one of those books I had a hard time putting down. If I could have stayed up all night to finish, I would have (but there's this annoying thing called work...). I was immediately drawn into this book. It was sweet, sexy and had a little bit of mystery. I loved the letters Brooke and Shane wrote to each other. I really wish there were more because I think it's incredibly sweet and I would have liked to see more of how they fell in love. That being said, I still thought this book was wonderful! Brooke is really sweet and means really well, taking care of her family and putting others first. Shane is a tough soldier who doesn't want to show too much emotion, especially after he gets back from war. This book definitely shows why you shouldn't share risqué photos! Scary! Seriously though, read this book. It's SO good and I couldn't stop! I can't wait to read more of Marcus' work! It was everything I want a romance to be: sweet, sexy, and steamy!