A wounded hero. The woman who can heal his pain. And a second chance for both of them.
Alia Drake loves her new job at the R&R veterans retreat. But there are certain lines a physical therapist can't cross, and she's face to face with one. Her newest patient is Nate Riordan. Alia and Nate have a history—and not one she's proud of. Alia knows she has to ignore her feelings for Nate and keep her hands on the parts of him she's treating. Besides, she long ago gave up any claim she could have to his heart.
Nate craves Alia's touch, and not just the professional version. But he needs to keep his eyes on the prize and his feet firmly on the path he's chosen: His Army buddy died on his watch, and Nate has promises to keep. His intense attraction to Alia—and the things she makes him want—have no part in his mission. Or so he tells himself, until his willpower knuckles under to the hottest temptation he's ever faced....
"Sweet, realistic and sexy as hell . . . I inhaled this book on a wet Sunday afternoon, and it was time well spent! Serena Bell writes some seriously smart, funny and sexy stories. They always hit you right in the gut."—I Love Romantic Fiction
"The story was intense, passionate, thought-provoking, heartbreaking, and gave me a true glimpse of what life is like for soldiers returning home ... Definitely a series everyone should add to the top of their reading lists, it is sure to satisfy all of your reading needs and then some!!"—Reds Romance Reviews
"Can't Hold Back is a steamy romance, but it's also so much more. You can't help but love Alia and Nate and their journey together .... I love it when authors really make me feel something and when I end up sad a book is over." —The Book Dutchesses
"Oh my goodness—there wasn't much I didn't love about this book. It was sweet, it was steamy, and it was filled with angst. ... The writing was fabulous and the story line was entertaining. I love this series. Serena always delivers the best romantic yet steamy reads!"—Avid Reader
"With deceit and forgiveness, pain and addiction, healing and a second chance at love, Can't Hold Back has it all. You do not want to miss this sexy story of a soldier coming home."—Wendy S. Marcus, award-winning author of All I Need Is You
About the Author
Serena’s books have earned many honors, including an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, Apple Books Best Book of the Month, and Amazon Best Book of the Year for Romance.
When not writing, Serena loves to spend time with her college-sweetheart husband and two hilarious kiddos—all of whom are incredibly tolerant not just of Serena’s imaginary friends but also of how often she changes her hobbies and how passionately she embraces the new ones. These days, it’s stand-up paddle boarding, board-gaming, meditation, and long walks with good friends.