by Nicole Blanchard
I thought it was just one night with my brother’s best friend. The boy I had dreamt about since he gave me my first kiss, under the lights of the Ferris wheel.
I knew he was about to leave for a year – no chance for a future.
But our one night together would create memories for a lifetime.
Our paths crossed again, but I had lied, and he was no longer the man he once was. He was warring against demons. Against the silence that was threatening to swallow him. And I had kept a secret from him, one he would never forgive me for.
But my secret was about to be ripped open. Displayed for the world on national news. And I had only one way to repair the damage.
I had to trust the man I lied to.
The man I never got the chance to make a life with.
The only man who could save what we had created together.
Brilliant was this story, pure & simple was the romance, long held hidden affection and devotion, a need to protect and create a family. This story was built on solid foundations and crept to amazing heights of hot erotic moments, forgiveness with warm & fuzzy family connections and action packed danger & mystery.
They mystery of Olivia’s unexplained threats to her life was I thought well entwined throughout the romantic storyline. I loved the determination, inner strength and stubbornness of Olivia to create a life when obstacles are thrown at her and the military background was told in a thoughtful and respectful way.
The emotion and strength expressed by Olivia made me absolutely love her and I wanted her and Ben to have their second chance at romance.
The extended family and friends also provided a great source of humour and sentimental moments.
I did not pick the dangerous connection in Olivia’s life until the end and thought it was woven really well into the history of this group of family and friends.
This is a fantastic read and its one of those stories I would pick up again.