After a year of deployment, Marine lieutenant Meg Cameron returns to Tide's Way tormented by guilt over the kiss she shared with her commanding officer as he comforted her after the death of a military dog. Her husband, Ben, is the love of her life. What will he think when she confesses?
Ben Cameron is just happy that his brave, beautiful wife is safely home with him and their young sons. Everything seems fine-at first. In bed, he and Meg are perfect together, until the nightmares come and she calls out a name that's not his. She won't talk about it.
Meg struggles to find a way to explain life in a war zone but can't even bring herself to tell Ben, a professional dog trainer, why the traumatized police dog he's rehabilitating tears her heart out: the big shepherd looks just like the bomb dog who died on Meg's team.
As Ben's frustrations and fears climb, Meg debates returning to active duty and leaving home again. If Ben can't convince her to trust him, her pain may take her back into harm's way.
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I just finished reading this book and enjoyed it a lot. Highly recommend! The author has mastered her craft and I became lost in the story right away. I sympathized with Meg's problems and cheered her on as she took steps to solve them. I also liked getting a glimpse into the military world and finding out more about how veterans adjust to civilian life when they return from active duty. The service dog, Kip, was on a similar journey, so it was good to see both Meg and Kip's paths cross. The ending was especially good.