Two years ago, Gavin Hunter got the send-off of a lifetime before heading overseas for what would be his last tour of duty. Now he's back, but he's changed from the things he's seen. Every detail of his best friend's wedding weekend is torture… every detail, that is, except for a bright-haired, tattooed, wild bridesmaid whose kiss is still seared into his memory.
Kate Lennox can take a hint, and it's obvious that the soldier she kissed so eagerly years ago is no longer interested in pursuing that connection that sparked between them. Still, she'd do anything to drive that sad look from his eyes, the one that only disappears when she's around.
Gavin still wants her, but he knows he's in no shape to start anything more. But when he remembers just how perfect Kate is for him, he knows he has to do what is right to keep from dragging her down with him.
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If you are looking for a touching, complex, hawt holiday read, pick up this book. Instead of telling you about the story, I will say that the main characters – Gavin Hunter and Kate Lennox – are two people who have a world of hurt in their pasts (Gavin more recent than Kate) but are trying/struggling to move on with their lives the best way they know how…until they meet each other. It is the second of a series however it is totally a standalone; I just enjoyed catching up with characters from the first book. Kate is strong, but her layers of vulnerability shine thru. Gavin has the military thing going on – when we first meet him, he is sexy-and-I-know-it, confident, and that swagger –as the book progresses, we see his vulnerable side that made me just fall in love with him. He and Kate are a great match, even when they take their time figuring it out. Loved the story, the Christmas-y is the time of year when most of it takes place, and thoroughly enjoyed these two figuring life out. LOVE when Gavin finds out Kate owns a yoga studio, and is very “bend-y”. I think I snort-laffed. Seriously, it’s a hawt, smexy story that will make your heart melt. Happy holidays to me.