THE VIRGIN AND THE VETERAN
Dr. Lucy Monero feels like the oldest virgin on the planet. Still crushing on her longtime neighbor, she's waited a lifetime for her first and last. The man she'll marry. And now he's backthe star of her fantasies, ex-cowboy-turned-army-vet Brant Parker. The physician in her recognizes a wounded soul, but the woman in her burns for his touch. Lucy's head is filled with visions of white lace and white picket fences.
The last thing Brant needs is the walking, talking temptation that is Lucy. He may be out of his army fatigues but he still carries his demons. He's a loner, not the marrying kind that the hometown sweetheart deserves. So why can't he stop wanting her?
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Lucy & the Lieutenant (The Cedar River Cowboys) by Helen Lacey The Virgin and The Veteran perfectly describe this love story. Dr. Lucy Monero thought she was the world’s oldest virgin in the world. She had a crush on a neighbor back in high school. She still had it through college, through medical school and now as a doctor. Brant Parker had barely noticed her through high school and then went off to the army and now was out and returned to his home town, which was Lucy’s hometown too. They both had something in common. Lucy lost her father at an early age, then her mom was killed in a car accident and then her friend in college had been sexually assaulted and she was determined to stay away from guys. Brant had been through several tours in Afghanistan and part of his group had died and it should have been him. He had PTSD and was someone who was more for the one night stands and never saw himself as the marrying kind. Brant had purchased a burnt out bar and was going to make it usable again and do the work mostly himself. He was a loner. He was carrying his own demons. Lucy had already worked through most of hers and was throwing herself into work also. Her friend felt it time for her to find love. But she only had eyes for Brant. Helen Lacey had a fantastic way of showing us how 2 people with their sides of issues could come together. They may have to have their feelings sometimes pointed out by others and yet they did find love. They found it with each other.
Lucy embodies the wholesomeness of a small town (I am in no way saying that wholesomeness exists only in small towns). She had a crush on Brent Parker since she was in her tens, and still carries a candle for the man unknowingly. Brent has seen too much as an army vet and believes himself to be unfit for Lucy. I don't understand why every hero must think that way. Is something wrong with your self-esteem? Give a little credit to yourself guys! It is a sweet story where gradually trust develop between the main leads and then they learn to love themselves and start loving each other the way they deserve.
In this second book in her "The Cedar River Cowboys" series, Helen Lacey brings us a sweet story revolving around a battle weary Army vet and his girl-next-door! She weaves a great tale centering on the horror still living inside this wounded soul's mind and how the power of love goes a long way in achieving some healing. Dr. Lucy Monero has been crushing on Brant Parker since she was the teenage girl next door. He barely knew she existed, but she went on to college, med school, and to live her life, with thoughts of him always in the back of her mind. Brant spent years in the Army and then suddenly he was out and back in town. He knew Lucy was interested in him, but he just wanted to be alone and ignored her often ... until the day came that she would no longer let him ignore her anymore. Will Brant be able to dig his way through his demons to open his heart to living again? And will Lucy finally get that happily-ever-after she's been dreaming about for so long?