Gunner (Stokes #1)

Gunner (Stokes #1)

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by Stacy L. Mantlo, C. Shivers
     
 
Anyone who gets betrayed on her wedding day by her dear friend and her fiancé deserves a fresh start, a cosmic do-over. Leaving the past behind her, Indie loads up her slowly mending heart and heads for a new life in Florida. Adamant about staying single and being on her own, she's not interested in anything but friendship, a new home, and life with no complications.

Overview

Anyone who gets betrayed on her wedding day by her dear friend and her fiancé deserves a fresh start, a cosmic do-over. Leaving the past behind her, Indie loads up her slowly mending heart and heads for a new life in Florida. Adamant about staying single and being on her own, she's not interested in anything but friendship, a new home, and life with no complications. That is until she crashes into the hotter-than-hell Gunner Stokes.
Busy with his brothers and their construction company, Gunner has no time for women. Plenty of heartbreak of his own has convinced Gunner to stay on track with business and his family. But when Indie literally crashes into him, she makes him second guess himself and everything he knows. Can Gunner save Indie from the trouble that she seems to find around every corner? Can Indie and Gunner heal each other from their pasts? Can Gunner convince Indie to take a chance on love?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940151332767
Publisher:
Stacy L. Mantlo
Publication date:
05/28/2015
Series:
Stokes , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
221,582
File size:
300 KB

Meet the Author

Stacy Mantlo is a full time wife and mother of two and now new author. She is addicted to coffee and chocolate and tries to get six hours of sleep at night. She has always loved reading and writing all kinds of different stories. She state's; life can sometimes be over whelming so writing and reading is a great way to escape, walk into a fantasy world if only for a while. Her favorite part is letting her fingers fly on the key board of her computer while the story unfolds in front of her.

Carla Shivers is thirty eight year old mother of two wonderful young men. She is addicted to sweet tea and has a passion for reading and writing. Carla's way of unwinding from a hard day is getting lost in a book. She enjoys spending her time with her family and coming up with ideas of different stories for the next book.

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Gunner (Stokes #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
lexiesmomma_32 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. So in the beginning we have Indie who is betrayed by her fiancé and friend on her wedding day. After dealing with that betrayal by them and the death of two people she loved, she decides to pack up and start fresh. She ends up renting a house hours away and falls in love with the house. While at the grocery store she literally runs into Gunner. She feels insanely attracted to him but has vowed to stay single so she takes off. One day she finds that she needs help at the house and gets a number to call and its none other than Gunner, her landlord! He asks her to go out to eat with him and while there she tells him that they can be friends but nothing more, she even goes so far as to pay for his meal. Feeling shocked Gunner lets her and can't believe he allowed this. Gunner is a sexy, controlling (but not one of those crazy kind), and at times a jealous man who would usually never allow having a lady pay for his meal. He has never been friend zoned by a woman and is amazed with her. Indie's kind and sweet soul, not to mention her body appeals to him. Gunner isn't looking for a relationship either after an ex betrayed him as well but he feels a drawn towards her and isn't willing to give up on it and just be friends. He decides to do what he can to get closer to her after not talking to her for a week that has been filled with nothing but thoughts of her. Later on in the book Indie's in danger and has someone who wants to kill her. Who could be targeting her? Will he be able to get her to agree to more? Is it love or just an insane attraction between friends? Will they find out who is coming after her in time? Will she love his family as much as he does? This book was a really good read. I really enjoyed reading it and the relationship that Gunner has with his family really adds to this book. I can't wait to read his brothers' stories as well. They get up to no good and the whole family is funny and very loving. They are the type of family we all wish we had or are glad to have. Check this book out, it is really very good.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4 star Both of these authors were new to me. The story has laughs, betrayal, abuse, kidnapping, suspense, twists & turns, and heartbreak. This is Indie and Gunner’s story. After catching her fiancé and her best friend on her wedding day she moves to a new town for a fresh start. She is done with men for a while. Gunner does not trust woman after his ex-girlfriend took money from him and his brothers. Both Gunner and Indie decide to be friends but almost from the beginning Gunner knows he wants Indie as his forever. He feels it deep in his soul that she is his. But someone is after Indie. Gunner takes her to his home to protect her. Who is after Indie and why are they after her? When she is kidnapped Gunner wonders if he will ever get her back. When he finally gets her back will she be the same? Will they be able to solve the crime of who is after her and why? Will she want him after her ordeal? Or is it time for her to leave? Can Gunner get her to stay for him and his love? I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from these authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT BOOK!!!