The one thing that controlled my life.
The reason I stayed.
But ultimately the reason I left.
Tragedy and emptiness marred my existence.
A fresh start was all I was after.
Instead, I found things I never expected.
Love. Happiness. A reason.
I found him.
Serve and protect.
Not just my career—it's my life.
Climb the ladder, reach the top.
Finding love wasn't a part of my priorities.
She wasn't looking for a hero.
But life had other plans.
For her. For me.
Now we have to fight together.
Or I'll lose her.
And I'm not about to let that happen.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What is a hero? Someone who saves your life, shows great courage, and comforts you when you are scared. Nacole met Garret when she needed him the most but wasn’t sure if she could trust her heart to love again. But was she ever really in love before? Probably not. She had been swept off her feet by an abusive and devious man who ruled her life for seven years. That was not love; that was torture. She was meant to meet Garret when she moved to Nashville and it was love at first sight for both of them. Starting over was the first step towards her new life and for the first time Nacole was happy and had something to look forward to. Her feelings of hopelessness were in the past and she was determined to start each day with a smile on her face. Garret is a brave and dedicated police officer who is proud to keep his community safe. He is close to his family, loves country music and is waiting for the right woman to come along. He never thought he would find her working at his brother Brody’s bar. But there she was with her cute smile, petite body and big eyes. He was so taken with her beauty that he lost his breath and couldn’t speak. She was the one for him and he was determined to get to know her and win her love. She seemed a little shy and nervous so he decided that taking his time with her was the best plan. “Don’t Say Goodbye” is another five star worthy book by Heather Lyn. Garret made sure that Nacole knew he wasn’t going anywhere and that he would always be there for her. She found her savior in Garret and all of her bad dreams went away. I highly recommend all of Heather’s books to anyone that wants to read stories that will be with them always. She is an exceptional writer whose thoughts and words come from the heart to give us romance, pure emotion and intense feelings which center on characters we can all relate to. .
"Every day we talked, and I fell in love with you. I knew there was a chance that you and I would be nothing, but I didn't care. I needed you in my life, Sadie. I needed you. And I still do. I'm not even half the man I want to be without you." OMG I love me some Garrett Walker!! A sexy boy in blue. Muscles. Thoughtful and patient. Protective. What more could a girl want? Nacole Ward just wants a new start. Freedom- from him and from the daily fear that plagued her life. All she was looking for was some peace - finally. What she found was so much more - friends, family, and..... Garrett. He's the equivalent of every book boyfriend she's ever read about. But, will the secrets she's keeping ruin her chances of happily ever after? When her past tracks her down, will she survive long enough to find out? Garrett Walker lives for his job. A career police officer, his goal is to advance to the top. He's lived and breathed this path for a long time, never stopping for love or romance. Until now. From first sight, he knew she was the one. But, when the secrets and lies she's held are revealed, can he ever forgive her? When her past tracks her down, threatening to take her from him, will he ever get the chance? Don't get me wrong, I loved Brody Walker in book 1, but Garrett? Garrett is mine now, so y'all need to just back off! Oh, and that big gesture Garrett makes at the end? Have the tissues handy. Dead. I'm dead. Love this series and can't wait for Jace's story next!!
I've come to find that each author has specific areas in which the excel in their writing. Some authors are able to write a story so emotional that you are in tears from beginning to end. Some authors do better writing books that have you laughing throughout the story. Some authors write a story so full of drama and mystery, that you just can't put down the book. Occasionally, you will find a book that hits all of the points that make a perfect romance. Don't Say Goodbye is that book. It has everything I look for in a story. Garrett Walker is a police officer. He seems to be a pretty straight forward guy. Friendly, family guy. He's happy with his life. Until he meets Nacole. There is an instant connection between them, and he just can't get her off his mind. Nacole has a brutal past, that she is trying to get away from. No one knows about that past, and she isn't sure she wants anyone to know about it. Disappointment after disappointment has led her to a new city where she knows no one, trying to find herself. She recognizes the connection with Garrett. She just doesn't know if she can get over her past and move forward. This book......my emotions were everywhere with this book. I cried. My heart hurt for Nacole. I laughed until I cried some more. (Those Walker boys are hilarious!) I can't even express how much I loved this book. The author had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. And let's not forget how HOT the connection between Garrett and Nacole was! Oh boy! Did I forget to mention he is a super sexy COP! Yup. This book is a must read for anyone that loves romance, suspense, and a great story!