Only love can heal his wounds . . .
Gunnery Sergeant Jake Sanders made it through the war in Afghanistan, but he's struggling to survive the peace at home. Still scarred by his experiences overseas, Jake now spends most of his time working out and tending to his brother's bar and grill. He's not looking for a girlfriend and avoids intimate relationships . . . until he meets the bar's gorgeous new manager.
Ex-ballerina Sophie Agnés couldn't take her eyes off Jake the moment she saw him-he was, after all, sleeping half-naked in her new office when she arrived on her first day of work. The chemistry between them is immediate, and soon it's not clear who is seducing whom. But Sophie fears that something is keeping Jake from opening his heart to her. And a man with dark secrets may not be the right man for her after all.
Approx. 60,000 words.
About the Author
Once Rebecca Rose picked up her first romance novel she knew her destiny was typed on those pages. She lives to find romance in ordinary life doing everyday things, by believing you just need to be conscious enough to look for it. While being slightly dyslexic has created some challenges for her, she feels compelled to write about the characters living in her head.
With multiple books out, she is a full-time writer with a nagging muse who even talks obsessively in the car. That is of course, when the voice can get a word in edgewise with her three children and husband of 17 years.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved this book!!! What a wonderful story!!! So great!!!
Jake and Sophie’s love didn’t happen at the height of their individual best. It happened afterward, when life went ballistic, and it hit them square in the face before either of them realized it. By the time they figured out they meant more to each other than bed buddies, it was almost too late. Almost. I like that neither Jake nor Sophie came into this relationship without their own problems. Neither was trying to fix the other. Neither was looking for a medal. Both were, it seemed, just trying to live life day to day. Burned by heartache and betrayal, I was surprised either of them were open to pursuing the attraction between them. Well, Jake wasn’t but that changed pretty quickly. Jake and Sophie were definitely written for each other. Sophie’s unconditional acceptance of him was breathtaking in light of all he was going through with PTSD. The memories, flashbacks, instincts. Nothing he did or said concerning his PTSD made her rethink what she felt for him. *grins* It helped that she was pushy and bossy and relentless with him too. To me, her persistence is what helped move them from looks and touches to kisses and sex. I loved how Jake took the time apart from Sophie (his fault) to at least figure out what he wanted from life. For the first time, he seemed to want something other than what he once had. He wanted Sophie. But he needed to get better first before he could finally admit what everyone else already knew: he loved her. Ms. Rose did a great job writing not only about such an unlikely match, but the issues they brought with them and how they worked through them. Jake and Sophie probably could’ve been voted “Too Different to Ever Date Each Other” but those difference made them perfect for one another.
Loved this book. I was totally addicted and couldn't put it down.