Mark Houston has done the unthinkable….
The U.S. Marine has fallen in love with his buddy’s fiancée, Libby Clifton. When Jon is killed in action, Mark elects to accompany the body home. After he completes his sorrowful duty, he walks away. She might be the only woman he’ll ever love, but she isn’t his to comfort. She never will be. He’s just a friend…
The sad truth is Jon never loved her….
Running from grief, Libby trades country life for big city Chicago, but thoughts of Mark and the tenderness of their last encounter linger. When an overseas drug cartel strikes deep in the heart of America, Mark drops into her life again. The cartel boss wants the kilos of opium hidden six-feet under with her dead fiancée.
But opium isn’t the only thing that’s buried....
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This series is so easy to hooked on! I have read the first two, Alex and Mark’s story and have cried with each story. Irish Winters writes in a way that you feel you are right there with the characters. I wholly recon this series!
I loved reading Lobby and Mark's story. Excellent save the girl.
Disclosure: I listened to the audio of this one. As always, the author grabs all of my emotions. Mark is the best friend of John who was engaged to the woman Mark loves. He has made no moves on her and becomes her support system when John is Killed in Action. After the funeral, he leaves to start his new life and she continues her new life in a new city. It is sad, yet when the truth comes out and everyone finally admits it the story changes. Mark is the new guy on the team and having the usual adjustments. There were some touching scenes with a family in Afganistan, a wonderful view of the people, as well as some of the daily terror the people live with. Mark returned when Libby and her family were in danger from a drug cartel. They begin to admit their own feelings. The danger is so much more than any of them expected. Loved ones were at risk. As her bodyguard, protection assignment they renew their relationship and their feelings grow. How they are connected to the danger doesn't come out for some time. Is it too late for Libby? I love the team who are a family. It is that place to come for these warriors who are often wounded in mind and need a place to call home. Mark has a hard time accepting it because of his history. There will be some surprises. Some mysteries solved. And a view of what love can be. I very strong recommendation for this and the entire series.