AWAY FROM THE FRONT
Roark Foster kills at work. Truly. As a sniper for the Green Berets, he's snuffed everything ever asked of him, including all emotion. That last part was easy. After the tragedies of his youth with a Native American heritage, his heart had to go-which makes it all the more difficult to return to Esterloch, NY, to settle the estate of his recently deceased mother. And to deal with the desperate stranger he finds lurking in his yard.
...AND INTO A MINEFIELD
Dr. Monica Peterson's first step was to hide. That's why she came to this tiny upstate town, fleeing everyone and everything to stay safe. Next will come Plan B, when she thinks of it, but until then her secrets will stay her own. Yet one intractable soldier calls out to her with his hard eyes and harder body, promising both solace and ineffable danger. For the past is not a war you can escape, and every step with Roark will lead toward an explosion: of old enemies, of hidden pain, and of a love that can erase all want.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Have you ever felt like you didn't belong? Most everyone has. Author Stacey Purcell perfectly captures that itchy feeling within this story. Roark and Monica are perfect for each other, and at the same time have all the baggage of not feeling as though they belong that pushes and pulls at their relationship. As they begin to trust each other, her past and his catch up with them. The stakes are literally life and death as these two compelling characters struggle for the hardest acceptance of all -- self acceptance and self-forfiveness. And, hooray! Aunt Pookie is back, as well.