Once and for All (American Valor Series #1)

Once and for All (American Valor Series #1)

by Cheryl Etchison

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The Rangers of the 1st/75th fight hard, train hard and play hard. They are physically strong and mentally tough, disciplined and courageous. But all their military training hasn't prepared them for falling in love.

Rule #1: Military and matrimony don’t mix.

But if there’s one person Staff Sergeant Danny MacGregor would break all his rules for, it’s Bree—his first friend, first love, first everything. Maybe he likes playing the hero. Maybe he’s trying to ease ten years of guilt. Either way, he’ll do whatever he can to help her.

Wish #1: A little bit of normal.

Bree Dunbar has battled cancer, twice. What she wants most is a fresh start in a place where she can find a new job, and where people aren’t constantly treating her like she’s sick. By some miracle her wish is granted, but it comes with one major string attached—the man who broke her heart ten years before.

The rules for this marriage of convenience are simple: when she’s ready to stand on her own two feet, she’ll walk away and he’ll let her go. Only, as they both know all too well, things don’t always go according to plan . . .

An Avon Romance

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062471048
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Series: American Valor Series , #1
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,219,283
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Cheryl Etchison graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Journalism and began her career as an oil and gas reporter. Bored to tears and broke as hell, it wasn’t long before she headed for the promise land of public relations. But that was nearly a lifetime ago and she’s since traded in reporting the facts for making it all up. Currently, she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and three daughters.

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Once and For All 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a debut novel, Once and For All was absolutely fantastic! Etchison’s voice has a great flow and lends a natural tone and style to the story. Her characters are all perfectly crafted and their relationships with each other are great to witness. As to Bree and Danny’s relationship, I couldn’t ask for more. Though they had some issues to work through initially, they both still cared about each other and that came through perfectly. Danny really wanted to help Bree and it was great to see their friendship redevelop. Books with ex-lovers can often be so angst-y as the characters deal with their history but it was nice to see how Bree and Danny reminisced on their past and enjoyed the memories of their happier times. Danny was the perfect love interest: caring, funny and goofy and truly concerned with making Bree happy. Both characters were very self-aware and understood that things don’t get fixed if you don’t talk it out. I will definitely be reading more by this author. I loved the brotherhood between Danny and Michael and even when they were arguing or fighting you knew they were just looking out for each other. I also loved Bree’s interactions with Michael; oftentimes the writer under-develops the relationship between a lead and the other lead’s sibling and this was not the case here. Not only did Danny and Bree grow up together but Bree and Michael grew up together too and that comes through so clearly in their sibling like friendship. I’m really hoping to get Michael’s story in the future. It’s a small thing, but Bree took so long to talk to Danny about her cancer and her problems. Even then I understood why she was reluctant to reveal her secrets.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by this author, and I will definitely be reading more!! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in two sessions. What a great story, I both laughed and cried. I am an avid reader and this book was a real treat.
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
Oh, this is when I wish I could rate a book all the way up to 10, because Cheryl Etchison definitely deserves a perfect 10 for Danny and Bree's love story. Once and For All is an awesome, emotional romance. It’s full of high and lows, taking readers on a hold-on-to-your-heart rollercoaster ride. Danny and Bree's romance begins as a friendship. Friends to lovers, and then lovers to enemies. Which then in turn becomes a marriage of convenience, with a forever, happily ever after in their future. Danny and Bree's fiery, passionate romance is an intense love shot straight to the heart. Gorgeous Ranger/Staff Sergeant Danny grabbed my heart strings and the man did not let them go. Bree hadn't seen Danny for ten years. Ten Years since he walked away from her and shattered her heart into a million pieces. And to top it off, she had to find out from Danny's roommate that he had packed up and left college, and most of all left her. Now Danny’s back...the boy she has loved her entire life, and the man she has hated for a decade. The boy she knew is now a man, a very gorgeous man, and she still has no reason as to why he left her 10 years ago, but he does have a proposal for her: a proposal for a marriage of convenience. Danny knows he messed up royally 10 years ago with Bree, the love of his life. Danny has lived with his own guilt and heartbreak for the decision he made, but when he discovers that Bree has had cancer and beaten for the second time, Danny sees his second chance with her. He's not sure what kind of a second chance, but he takes what Bree will give him, and if he can make Bree's life a little better and maybe his guilt, then he'll settle for that. But Danny knows he wants more. Danny and Bree's marriage of convenience is either their second chance for getting it right this time, or will history repeated itself when it comes to these two? I loved every delicious twist and turn with Danny and Bree’s insanely crazy, beautiful romance. I highly recommend Once and For All as a must read.
VMichelle More than 1 year ago