Is love in the signs for a Capricorn ex-Navy SEAL and the Aries out to capture his heart?
Capricorn Slate Claybourne, a former SEAL and sniper who has seen and done things in country no man should endure, returns to his bucolic hometown on Pieberry Island, desperate for the mundane, everyday routines he once wanted to escape.
A broken, soul-dead man unable to be around people, his body still a lethal weapon when his night terrors wake him from sleep, Slate's failed to keep the promise he made to the commander who died in his arms: to look after the older man's baby girl.
But animated Aries Holly Harper is not the pigtailed tot Slate expected her to be when she lands on the island to take over the decrepit Pieberry House, determined to turn it into an inn for summer tourists...and even more determined to yank Slate back into the land of the living.
First she crashes into him at the island's Winter Festival, dumping a towering stack of pies at his feet, then she drags him off to a fortune teller against his better judgment.
Except for the sizzling attraction smoldering between them, they're incompatible in every way.
But when a furious December nor'easter traps them together at Pieberry House, will Slate and Holly overcome their pasts and discover they are two halves of a whole?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Warrior with PTSD and promises takes on perky and persistent progeny of the OIC that died in his arms. Holly Harper is not the pigtailed tot Slate expected her to be and he isn’t the fun loving prankster her father wrote to her about. But she is determined to bring him back to life. These two will out stubborn each other all the way to the alter. Her Captain is sweet, funny, sad and sexy. There is no way to read this without feeling something. A fantastic addition to this loosely connected series.
A steamy and incredibly well-written story! First of all, I loved this book. While I wish it was longer and the tension built up a little more between the characters, the actual writing was wonderful! The non-cliche words and phrases Taryn chose made the book flow in a steady rhythm and made it even more enjoyable! I liked reading Holly because she was no-nonsense. She didn't play games, but rather knew what she wanted and went after it. And she wanted Slate. Which was fabulous, because all Slate wanted was to be left alone. This dynamic made for interesting growth of the two as characters, and I liked reading how their feelings evolved in the time they were together. Slate was the definition of "tortured hero," and I absolutely loved him. And don't even get me started on the Happily Ever After scene! I was almost in tears it was so touching! All in all, this was a great book. The idea of the series is intriguing and I'd love to explore it (especially to read the one about my zodiac sign!). I'd definitely be VERY interested in reading more books by Taryn! ***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***