“Worn me down like a road. I did everything you told. Worn me down to my knees. I did everything to please.”
Conrad has never taken his personal life seriously. As a Navy SEAL, he
spends all of his time in dangerous, life-threatening situations. The
only way to leave behind the horrors he’s seen throughout his career, is
to turn it all off when he gets home. He’s too much of a playboy to
settle down; even if he did find a woman he could stand to be around for
more than one night, he would never taint her life with the demons of
When his best friend and SEAL team member, Brady
Marshall asks him to keep an eye on his baby sister, Gwen, Austin
figures it will be a walk in the park. The only thing Austin likes more
than flirting his way under a beautiful woman’s skin, is walking away
with a smile on his face. Austin never expects that the single mom and
her little girl will be the ones getting under his skin.
Stratford knows all too well about living in a nightmare. After taking
her daughter and fleeing from her abusive husband in the middle of the
night several months ago, she’s worked hard to get her life back on
track and forget about the man who tried to break her. Growing up under
the iron thumb of her parents and then moving right on with a man who
ruled their marriage with his fists, Gwen is finally able to breathe and
live her life the way she wants.
When scary, mysterious things
begin to happen to Gwen and her daughter, she realizes you can never
outrun your past; it always has a way of catching up with you. As she
struggles with the desire to keep her newfound independence, she knows
she won’t be able to protect herself and her child alone. She’ll need to
lean on the one man who drives her crazy.
Can Gwen really put
her trust in a man who thinks life is one big joke, or will he be just
another man in her life who tries to wear her down?
My Thoughts on the Book
really do love this series and while they can be read as stand alone
they are enjoyed just as much read in order. This is Austin and Gwen's
story. We met both in the previous book but know more about Gwen's
background then Austin, so much so that I got confused at first when I
read the description and thought I had read this book ( don't hate me I
read a lot of books) but it was just a case of knowing and remembering
and loving the characters. This book is a wonderful story or learning
to trust and learning to love for both of the characters. This book has
great heart and wonderful banter between the characters and that always
makes a great book for me.