Warrior

Warrior

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by Nicole Blanchard
     
 

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From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author 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

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From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author 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.

This is a FULL LENGTH, STANDALONE with a HEA and NO CLIFFHANGER.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940157999858
Publisher:
Bolero Books
Publication date:
03/10/2016
Series:
First to Fight , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
294
Sales rank:
3,547
File size:
701 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Nicole Blanchard lives in Mississippi with her family and their menagerie of animals. She chooses each day to chase her own fairy tale even if they contain their fair share of dragons. She is married to her best friend and owns her own business.
Nicole survives on a diet of too many books and substantial amounts of root beer and slim jims. When not reading, she’s lavishing attention on her family or inhaling every episode of The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory.

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Warrior 4.4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
The summary of this book sounds similar to alot of books in the romance genre lately but oh it is far from ordinary or similar. This book has alot of depth, issues unlike the boring sleeping with my brothers best friend concept we usually read . It has history with the charactors, a mystery to solve, heartache, injuries, death, kidnapping and betrayal and unbreakable bonds. A definate must read!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Awesome story.
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Sheilag2367 6 months ago
This is going to be an exciting series if the first book is any indication! This story had some gut wrenching heartache that made me gasp and some moments I giggled, screamed and encouraged Olivia and swore at Ben! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am looking froward to reading more!!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Was a good book. Worth the read
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Anonymous 11 months ago
The overall concept and story line had the makings for an emotional story, however there was too much crammed into the plot and not enough emotional connection to the characters. So many bad things occured it was almost like reading a parody to a good suspensful romance. Halfway through I started skimming, the authorr did have me curious as to who the bad guy was and how it ended.
Shadowplay4u 11 months ago
Warrior is an incredibly extraordinary story of all-consuming redemption, fierce determination, and unapologetic love. This is one story that will take your heart on a ride of a lifetime, and not stop even when the ride has ended. What a priceless treasure to find such a brilliantly astounding story that has been fashioned by a heart so deeply ingrained with love and hope that you will never be able to walk away unchanged! I invite anyone who enjoys a beautifully crafted and emotionally challenging story to pick up this outstanding work of art. You will never regret it. Olivia’s heart has always belonged to Ben no matter how much she has tried to convince herself or those around her of the opposite. Ever since she was thirteen, she has compared every male to him, and they have all fallen short. She knew that things wouldn’t work out for them, so she has never asked for more than friendship from him even though her heart longs to belong to him forever. Ben has loved Olivia ever since he first set eyes on her. Her heart and her spirit captured his attention like no one else, and he has never been able to shake her from his heart. He has longed to have so much more than friendship with her, but he knows he will never be good enough to claim such a strong and beautiful girl as Olivia. Life has a way of bringing about what we deem as impossible but not usually in the way that we desire. When Olivia is handed such a gift, she grabs hold with a bone deep determination, and finds more joy then she ever dreamed possible. Will their hearts be able to hold them together no matter how far and how strained the ties that bind them are stretched? Ben and Olivia are two exquisitely broken souls who find a comforting refuge in each other, but what they long for the most – a deeply, binding human connection – always seems just beyond their grasp. I love that they have held onto a precious friendship no matter how hard it has been to maintain. They cherish what little they have because they know how much it is worth. Watching their paths collide and separate tore my heart to shreds at times and it healed and remade it during others. Through all of their trials and suffering, they only wanted the best for the other, and their pain was not in vain. Through everything, they found the deep connection that they had been missing their life and they found with everything in them to keep it close and alive. Ben and Olivia are absolutely amazing characters that I just couldn’t get enough of. I hated to see their story end because I loved just how good they are together. They complete the other and bring such peace and joy into their lives that they wouldn’t sacrifice that for anything. Their value is beyond measure, and they cherish that beyond anything else. Nicole Blanchard is an absolutely breathtaking author who has captured my heart and entranced my mind. Her work is unlike anything else I have read. The deepest parts of her heart flow from each word straight into your heart. You feel everything and it changes something within you. You feel a shift from within, and you know it’s genuine. Her stories hold an unimaginable power that will never you leave the same again. I challenge you to experience one of her truly outstanding masterpieces! You will never be disappointed.
LoriP123 11 months ago
Ben and Olivia have been fighting their attraction for one another for a couple of years, but now Ben is leaving again on another tour and Olivia doesn't want to fight it or wait to see what happens if anything when he returns. She makes sure that he can't say no to her advances. If all they ever have is a one night stand then she is going to make sure they both have great memories when they walk away. Ben leaves for his tour with best intentions of trying to keep in touch with Olivia when phone and internet are available to him, but by the time he has service on a regular basis he has been wounded and is in a hospital in Germany dealing with a TBI and PTSD. Coming back home he doesn't feel like he has anything to offer anyone especially Olivia so he makes his choice to avoid her, but when she finds herself in danger he doesn't want to leave her by herself so he moves in to protect her. Their attraction to each other may have not changed, but getting past the hurt feelings and lack of trust takes time to get past. I really enjoyed this story by Nicole Blanchard. It had just the right amount of suspense, action, drama and romance all rolled up into one great story. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more by Nicole in the future.
CrystalSnyder 12 months ago
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Ben is a badass Marine getting ready to go back for his next deployment. Oliva is a feisty redhead who just so happens to be Ben’s best friend’s little sister who is finally all grown up. The night before Ben leaves for his latest deployment they finally give into the attraction that has always been there. The results of that night will last a lifetime. When Ben finally returns from deployment will they be able to pick up where they left off? Ben’s sense of honor and duty will always compel him to protect Olivia and his family. Olivia is faced with danger and Ben was not able to protect her. Will this be the final wedge that will drive them apart or will they finally be able to put the ghosts of the past behind them and be happy together? This is the second book I have read by Nicole Blanchard, and let me tell you that I’m already looking forward to the next book in this series, or any other book she writes. Warrior is book one in the First to Fight series. It is a standalone book with the all-important HEA. Ben and Olivia’s story will evoke so many different emotions from you; laughter, sadness, happiness, longing, suspense, love, and hope for the future. I loved how Ms. Blanchard tacked real-life feelings and events surrounding members of the military and their families. She used just enough military jargon to make you feel like you were interacting with a member of the military without leaving readers confused about t what was being said (and she was even kind enough to provide a “Military Slang Glossary”). She also bravely tackled the subjects of PTSD and physical injuries resulting from deployments with sensitivity and honesty. This story was well written with several different plot twists that I did not see coming. Warrior is definitely not your typical predictable contemporary romance novel. I gave it 5 stars and (one box of tissues)!
isatude 12 months ago
Received this as an ARC for an honest review so here goes. Honestly, I couldn't put the book down & when I did to try to get some sleep for work, I dreamt about it. I awoke early because I just had to finish it. This book will make you smile, laugh & cry. First author to have me crying in the first few chapters. Nicole will keep you on the edge of your seat with this book. I HIGHLY recommend even if its not your usual cup of tea, give it a shot. It's well worth it.
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