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Man of Honor
     

Man of Honor

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by Diana Gardin
 

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"A sexy, brooding hero and a feisty, fierce heroine make for undeniable chemistry and scorching heat." --Jay Crownover, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

The best rules are the ones worth breaking . . .
After his mother's funeral, ex-Army Ranger Drake Sullivan wants only to disappear and drown his

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"A sexy, brooding hero and a feisty, fierce heroine make for undeniable chemistry and scorching heat." --Jay Crownover, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

The best rules are the ones worth breaking . . .
After his mother's funeral, ex-Army Ranger Drake Sullivan wants only to disappear and drown his sorrows in whiskey. Then he sees her: Mea Jones. An untamed, sexy-as-hell whirlwind of energy. A few years ago, she showed him the best-and hottest-night of his life, then walked away without a backward glance. But he's never stopped wanting more.
When it comes to guys, Mea has rules. One night. No dating. Whatever it takes to have control and keep it. With Drake, it's all heat and hurt and hunger, and pretty much the opposite of control. And that makes him dangerous as hell. Mea has her own demons, and falling in love-or even in lust-is strictly a no-go proposition. But she soon finds out Drake is incredibly single-minded when it comes to getting what he wants. And he's determined to be the exception to all her rules.
Reader advisory: The heroine's past deals with dark elements some readers may find disturbing. Recommended for mature audiences only.

Battle Scars series: Book 1: Last True Hero Book 2: Saved by the SEAL Book 3: Man of Honor "MAN OF HONOR is sweet and sexy in all the right places." --New York Times bestselling author J.B. Salsbury "Top Pick! Intense, passionate, and gritty...If you love your heroines strong, your heroes even stronger, and want a book that will keep you reading past your bedtime, Man of Honor is for you!" --Harlequin Junkie "Drake and Mea set the pages on fire! I was hooked from the very start!" --J.L. Berg, USA Today bestselling author
"A heart wrenching story of the healing power of love. Gardin handles tough issues with sensitivity and poignant storytelling. Man of Honor will have you rooting for Drake and Mia and reaching for the tissues." --Marie Meyer, author of The Turning Point
"An emotional, sexy, and touching read with two unforgettable and amazingly resilient characters. Man of Honor is an utterly devour-able book and I loved every second!" --Jillian Stein, READ-LOVE-BLOG

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"Drake and Mea set the pages on fire! I was hooked from the very start!"——J.L. Berg, USA Today Bestselling Author

"A heart wrenching story of the healing power of love. Gardin handles tough issues with sensitivity and poignant storytelling. Man of Honor will have you rooting for Drake and Mia and reaching for the tissues."——Marie Meyer, author of The Turning Point

"An emotional, sexy, and touching read with two unforgettable and amazingly resilient characters. Man of Honor is an utterly devour-able book and I loved every second!"——Jillian Stein, READ-LOVE-BLOG

"MAN OF HONOR is sweet and sexy in all the right places."—New York Times bestselling author J.B. Salsbury

"A sexy, brooding hero and a feisty, fierce heroine make for undeniable chemistry and scorching heat between the sheets. You'll be rooting for the characters to get together and to get it together from the very first page."——Jay Crownover, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455594788
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
08/02/2016
Series:
Battle Scars
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
122,680
File size:
578 KB

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Meet the Author

Diana Gardin is a wife of one and a mom of two. Writing is her second full time job to that, and she loves it! Diana writes contemporary romance in the Young Adult and New Adult categories. She's also a former Elementary school teacher. She loves steak, sugar cookies, and Coke and hates working out.

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Man of Honor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the series and they should be read in order in my opinion. This book focuses of Mea and Drake. They had a one night stand before Berk and Dare even meet. But Mea has rules for having sex with men and she lets them know up front if they don’t agree she doesn’t sleep with them. However Drake was different right from the beginning. She never though she would see him again and then their friends meet and fell in love and they were forced to see each. Drake loses his mother and can’t stop feeling guilty for leaving and never really looking back. Drake gets himself drunk and See Food one night while Mea is working and she takes him home he finds himself telling her what happened. This is the first turn in their relationship. Drake thought Mea hated him and she lets him know she doesn’t that it maybe the opposite. Mea has a dark past that no one besides her brother really knows about. That past is coming back to be a part of her present. For some reason Drake seems to be the person Mea goes to when things start get out of control. Neither one was really looking for anything more. However neither one has ever gotten over the night they spent together. Drake has wanted more since it happened and Mea has too but it scared the crap out of her. Now they maybe just what the other needs. They are so right for each other and once they figure that out nothing will be able to stop them. Drake is determined to prove to her that he is what she needs. Will Mea allow him all the way in? Drake isn’t without his own issues but he would walk through fire for Mea. Mea is so damaged from her childhood that she can’t see herself any other way. While she puts on a front for everyone including her friends she sees herself so differently. This book is crazy emotional. For two people who would rather push their feeling deep in a box and not deal with them. They are both at a time when they can’t do that. They have to deal with them because they are right there refusing to be ignored any more. Drake makes Mea feel like no one else has before. He makes her feel safe, protected, and cherished. Will it be enough to break through her walls or will she keep them in place because she knows no other way? I couldn’t get enough of this story and hope there will be another book in this series. I love all the characters in this series. They are there for each other and would do anything for each other. They may not be family by blood but they are a family non the less. I love how you get to read about the other characters in each book. You also get to read about Berk and Dare’s wedding in this book. I can’t what for Greta and Grisham’s wedding. Another great book Diana. Diana always leaves me wanting more. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
Marie-Elizabeth More than 1 year ago
Disclaimer: ARC received in exchange for an honest review The third installment in Diana Gardin's Battle Scars series pairs two secondary characters from her previous books, Drake and Mia, who are both desperately in need of and deserving of a happy ending. Man of Honor is darker and grittier than its predecessors, addressing subjects and issues that are sensitive. Drake and Mia have a connection that predates their mutual friends' couplings, but the perceived rift between them is no match for their attraction to each other. Life seems to continuously throw them together, forcing them to acknowledge their similarities. Eventually, they act upon their feelings, trusting each other with their tragic childhood experiences, their damaged hearts, their fears and insecurities. Despite situations and individuals that threaten to separate them, they triumph together, forming a new family, together overcoming anything that challenges their happily ever after. This is an excellent installment in the Battle Scars series. It tugs at readers' heartstrings. The relationship between Drake and Mia is intense and passionate; the love and loyalty these two have for each other is illustrated over and over and the way they protect each other and sacrifice for each other bonds them so deeply and makes them absolutely unforgettable to the reader. Furthermore, their happily ever after is so earned and is made sweeter by the trials and tribulations they endured to reach it. Gardin is a gifted and brilliant author. She expertly crafts strong, fierce females, and treats her military men with care and dignity, portraying their civilian life struggles realistically and respectfully. I highly recommend Man of Honor and the whole Battle Scars series -- the lovely and talented Gardin never disappoints.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Mea Jones has made it just fine through life up and until now by sticking to her own set of cardinal rules, and barricading her heart behind impenetrable walls. When it comes to men she only does one night only, and she most definitely doesn't do relationships. She has a past that she likes to keep hidden and letting someone into her world for more than a night, might give them the opportunity to catch a glimpse of it and she has no intention of ever letting that happen. Her haunting past has shaped every facet of the life she's created for herself, and people learning what she went through in the past might cause her carefully planned to crumble, so the minute Drake Sullivan starts to get too close she is ready to send him packing... problem is the man has no intentions of following her rules! Everything in Drake Sullivan's life was going according to plan until he had to return home to bury the woman who gave birth to him, she may have been his mother on paper, but the woman was so lost in the bottle that she never gave him the time or care that he needed growing up. So, residents of his hometown stepped up and nurtured him and helped him become the man he is now. The minute he was old enough, he enlisted in the military and never looked back, closed that chapter on his life, and hoped he'd never have to revisit it, but things didn't quite pan out that way. Now he's back in his hometown, burying a woman he never really knew, and it hits him hard, and stirs up demons he had left behind... Once again Ms. Gardin has provided readers with a exceptional literary escape that is destined to tug on their heartstrings, awaken their emotions, and lift their spirits. The minute I opened this book I knew I was about to embark on something truly special, something that would hit me deep, and keep me completely captivated right up and until the last page was swiped... and possibly linger days after. Mea and Drake's story spoke to me on many levels, each and every word brimming with heated intensity, raw passion, and gut wrenching feeling, it grabbed me by the heart and impacted my soul. I knew after reading previous installments that this would to be a powerful story, but I was truly surprised at how much it effected me, it was truly a awakening and profound read. Ms. Gardin is truly a master at her craft and I implore you to give this book a chance, it is sure to stir your emotions and leave you dying for the opportunity to read more of her work! ARC given by the publisher in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.