Lest Old Marines Be Forgotby Heather Long
She never stopped grieving…
It’s New Year’s Eve, and thirty years since Brenda Connors buried the only man she ever loved. Every year on the anniversary of his death, she rings in the New Year, alone and grieving. But this year…this year she wants to ring it in much differently, takes the advice of her best friend, and signs up for… See more details below
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She never stopped grieving…
It’s New Year’s Eve, and thirty years since Brenda Connors buried the only man she ever loved. Every year on the anniversary of his death, she rings in the New Year, alone and grieving. But this year…this year she wants to ring it in much differently, takes the advice of her best friend, and signs up for a 1Night Stand. Maybe it’s ridiculous, just a year shy of her fiftieth birthday, for her to try and seek happiness she’s long since given up on.
He doesn’t know what the future holds…
Married to his career and facing forced retirement, Lt. Col. Tom Baxter doesn’t see much of a future for himself in civilian life. A poker game with the son of an old friend earns him some unwanted advice, but he can’t get it out of his head. Maybe signing up for a 1Night Stand date will help him discover what life on the outside might have to offer. The last thing he expects is an elegant soul with a streak of mischief….
Ringing in a new beginning…
Can Tom and Brenda make every second of their countdown to midnight count, lest old Marines be forgot?
Meet the Author
National bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.
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Never Too Late for True Love After 30 years of active duty service, Marine Lieutenant Colonel Tom Baxter, retired. Having reached a crossroads in life, he signed up for Madame Eve’s 1-Night Stand service. Luke Dexter, first seen in Once Her Man, Always Her Man, and subsequent books in the “Always a Marine” series, encouraged him to go through with the date, per his own, very successful match with Rebecca. After grieving for those same 30 years, the heroine, Brenda Connors, had a recent health scare and was ready to try something different. Madame Eve matched the two for a New Year’s Eve date in Lest Old Marines Be Forgot. Tom and Brenda lived rich lives, had fulfilling careers and wonderful friendships. However, they both sought something different – a deeper, personal connection through their 1-Night Stand. Over the course of a few hours, years of loneliness were peeled away as they became acquainted. Natural, comfortable conversation, with a strong undercurrent of attraction, provided the backdrop for their budding romance, which lacked the artifice of youthful liaisons. Together they began the New Year, by setting a new course for their lives. An impassioned, flirtatious, steamy, sexy new course. With the popularity of the New Adult genre, characters who had reached middle age, were been largely ignored, unfortunately. Lest Old Marines Be Forgot proved yet again, that Heather Long’s talents lie in creating multi-layered, real characters, who are richer because of their age and experiences, not in spite of them. Lest Old Marines Be Forgot was the fitting, emotional ending to Ms. Long’s 2013 holiday collection, this year. Portions of this, and the other short stories in the collection, will benefit “Toys for Tots.” Please buy this book and give it to your friends, to help the US Marine Corps with this worthwhile cause.
Lest Old Marines Be Forgot is Book 5 in the Always a Marine Holiday Series and the 1Night Stand Series. Tom Baxter is retiring from the Marines. He has no family as the Corps has been his whole life. For New Year’s Eve he fills out the Application for Madame Eve’s website. Brenda Connors has always celebrated New Year’s Eve alone (since the Marine that she loved died on New Year’s 30 years ago). Her friend encourages her to sign up with Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand. Brenda does not think it will work but then she gets the call that her 1Night Stand is scheduled for New Year’s Eve. Can Tom and Brenda find in each other what is missing from their lives? It was refreshing to have a story about a middle age couple finding love and finding their way.