****Due to sexual content and language this novel is intended for readers 18+****
Several men did Navy SEAL Cody Ridge DIRTY.
Not only did they take his career and his fiancée, they stole everything but his life, and he barely escaped with that.
Cody is back.
As the boss of Ridge Contracting, his life is a blur of adrenaline and endless hours of work. Thriving and successful, he has never forgotten what was taken or who is to blame. His scars run as deep as the hatred in his heart.
Everything Cody lost will be his again. At any cost.
Lainey Rosemont can decorate anything. Your drab bedroom? She’s got it. A rundown shack in the middle of N.Y.C.? Lainey is the woman for the job. Unfortunately her past love life isn’t something she can Feng shui.
She has moved on from her relationship with Cody. It was over--literally buried in the ground. When he comes spiraling back into her life she’s not sure where their limits lie. With her nuptials to the swoony, heartthrob, Navy SEAL, Dax Redding fast approaching Lainey has decisions to make and a past of sinister secrets to confront.
Time changes everything and space apart turns lovers into strangers.
The only thing standing between happily ever after and fate is revenge.
About the Author
Author of International Bestseller, CRAZY GOOD, SET IN STONE, and TIME AND SPACE.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wonderful. Hated it to end
This is the first book I have read by this author, and it won't be the last. I could have done without some of the bad language, but the story touched my heart and made me want to cry. I could feel the character's heartbreak and their joy. Emotional story!
4 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has pain, revenge, suspense, and heartbreak. This is Cody’s story. After everything was stripped away from him from those closest to him he is going to fight back to get all of it back. This story is about revenge and justice. This book will make you question everything. You will go from anger to confusion to wanting to smack the crap out of someone to tears. Lainey will make you angry but really what do any of us know about having to deal with this exact thing. No one knows unless they lived it. Will you want to yell at her at time sure you will. But in the end will she make the choice you think you would make? This is in no way a sweet story. You have to get dark and dirty to get all the emotions this author wants you to feel and feel you will. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book.
I'm exhausted. Completely broken down until I don't think I can "feel" another single thing without breaking apart at the seams. I cried for the first time at 8% and from there on out I was either crying, cussing and raging, feeling hopeful then disappointed, being worried, feeling betrayed...by fictional characters!!! The depth of my emotional/mental distress while reading this book was not normal for experiencing a story that never really ever took place! But try telling that to my heart, because it sure as heck felt real...so real that I had to discuss the moral issues and the decisions made from what I felt like was a WRONG moral compass but which others felt was the right thing to do. That made me even more angry, because am I wrong for hating Lainey so much at the beginning? I truly felt that she was heartless and cold and unfair. I couldn't believe she had ever loved Cody at all considering the decisions she made. The other side of the coin, which was revealed to me from numerous debates with others, is that maybe I'm not putting myself in Lainey's shoes. Can I really sit here and KNOW what I would do if I was her? I'd like to think I can, but maybe not. Maybe none of us know how we'd react to such a situation unless fate actually put us in it. I went from loathing Lainey at times, to feeling for her and being more understanding, then I would hate her again. I started out feeling sorry for Dax, but soon decided he was a snake and needed to be exterminated- extreme, I know...but I had no control over the intensity of my reactions during this reading. Cody? God, he broke me. He went through a hell we can't even imagine only to come home to a whole different, but just as painful, kind of hell. My heart...or actually, my soul...because it was so much deeper than that...fractured for him. I felt so deeply broken for him, desolate and ruined. So when he made decisions that I didn't think were right it made me so conflicted! Could I be angry at him? I didn't want to, but I couldn't help it sometimes and then I felt terrible about it. You need to go into this book blind. Please trust me on that. Avoid reviews that give you anything more than the Amazon blurb. I decided not to mention any of the story line at all...because it was so much better for me when I started reading without ever even reading a synopsis. I had no idea what I was in for, and I was swept away into the world of Time and Space from page one, and am having trouble getting out of it now that I've finished! Definitely the best book of 2016 so far, and I know it's still early but I'm confident that at least for me, it's going to stay my favorite for the year!
Time and Space Rachel Robinson 4.5 stars Rachel is a new author to me, and I am quite impressed. I don't even know where to start with this review! The basic premise of the book is this: coming back from the dead is never easy, but it's even harder knowing you lost the girl of your dreams...inadvertently to the man who helped rescue you...and how do you get her back? Cody's prologue alone was enough to make me melt! I did enjoy reading from both Lainey and Cody's point of view. The switch between speakers gave the story a deeper, more believable feel and also showed the emotional quandary Lainey found herself in with Cody and Dax. The suspense involving Cody's capture was built up over the course of the book so it didn't feel rushed at the end. I also enjoyed the antics of Cody's team playing havoc with his dating life-Molly and Maverick provided comic relief in the heavier moments of the book. While mainly a second chance love story between Cody and Lainey (and by the way, whew on the scorching, intimate sex scenes) there a were a few twists I wasn't expecting...I refuse to spoil the fun...but it made me love the story that. Much. More. This book may be read as a standalone and while the road to this HEA is rocky, there is one!