by Kristen Ashley
Violet Winters and her daughters once had it all, but lost it when Lieutenant Tim Winters was murdered by a criminal madman.
Over a year later, during a cold winter night, cop’s widow, Violet, has to leave her warm bed to tell her neighbor to turn the music down.
And that’s when she meets sinister, scarred, scarily attractive security specialist, Joe Callahan.
She wants to deny it, but she can’t beat back the hunger she feels for Joe so she gives in again, and again, and again. Feeling it himself, Joe feeds Vi’s hunger, breaking his own rules to keep her in his bed.
Even though Violet had only one man in her life, she’s sure Joe is giving her the signals and Vi decides she’s ready to take a second chance at life and, maybe, love.
But Violet doesn’t know the dark secrets in Joe’s past, secrets so soul-wrenching, they’ve drained him dry. With nothing left to give, Joe’s determined to live his life alone.
But Violet’s husband’s murderer is obsessed with her and heartbreak again haunts the door of the Winters girls. When it does Joe is forced to face the knowledge that he can’t fight the combined pull of Violet and her daughters, they’ve gotten under his skin and filled him full to bursting.
Joe needs to win them back and put his life on the line to keep Violet safe.
But, having had it all twice, can Violet endure losing Joe?
This romantic story was full of love, happiness, friendship but then also extreme hurt, loss, & at times betrayal. The way Violet and her girls live for each other was beautiful to read about and follow as they journeyed to new beginnings.
Cal was hot as was Mike and the way these two alpha men worked for Violet’s attention was interesting to following. Cal was a hard nut to crack and you knew he was carrying hurt but you knew in your heart that Violet was the lady to fill him back up.
The friends that surrounded these two and supported them along with extended family was great to read about. I had tears in my eyes at one particularly distressing part of the story and also felt for Violet as she played out her love triangle and how she found her inner peace in making the right decision.
This is fantastic romantic reading about second chances at love, family and inner peace.
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