Once she would have given everything up for him. Now all she can do is protect him from the truth.
For Lyra finding Jack Cross was a dream come true.
Their raw and unquenchable desire proving what she’d known all along, that they were meant to be. But Lyra has always been Little Miss Green, her naivety leading the way, painting her heart with shades of spring. Now though the secrets of their past lie between them like a briar of thorny roses on a sharp descent into hell.
Hell is what life is. It’s filled with grief, destruction and living without Jack.
Jack Cross risked it all for the truth and lost.
The love of his life has run away, leaving him chasing her in the wind, but he’s determined not to lose her again. Following Lyra home brings all of the many horrors Jack’s tried to forget back to the surface. He has to face his past and the regrets of things never said. More than that he has to face Lyra and push her for the secret that defines them, even if it destroys all of their childhood innocence once and for all.
Can Lyra protect them both or will the truth end everything they’ve ever known?
4.5 STAR RATING
I was eagerly waiting for the conclusion of Jack and Lyras's story, what a cliffhanger the first book left us with but I was not disappointed.
There is so much going on in the second book, one drama after another with no dull moments. I love it!
The only disappointment I had was the epilogue jumped to five years later where I then discovered that despite Lyra and Jack being in love with each other forever, their story is a childhood to adult romance, that they still hadn't tied the knot and everything was wrapped up in the epilogue despite this. So I didn't get the happy sigh I usually get when I finish a book. I was left wondering what happed next in their hea :-(
In summary, this is a brilliant and captivating childhood to adult romance that will keep you hooked the whole way through.
Chris "Shooter" Sullivan has returned to his home town of Rapid City, South Dakota to pick up the pieces of his life shattered by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He only wants to focus on holding what's left of his old unit together, running his garage where he builds custom bikes and cars, and pretending that his murdered father's motorcycle gang doesn't exist.
Hayley Turner is a young woman with her own traumatic past. Fresh off the bus from Nowhere, USA, all she wants is a job and a place to live, until it's time for her to leave again. She doesn't want to make friends, or enemies, least of all the ex-Army Ranger who obviously doesn't like her. She bristles under his watchful eye. He's even got her convinced she's bad news.
But circumstances force two people who don't need anyone to need each other more and more.
The more Chris gets to know Hayley, the harder it is to stay detached. And the more Hayley gets to know Chris, the more she realizes she's been alone for so long she might never recover from it
This was a good find.
At first, I thought it was an MC read which is why I decided to read It, but it isn't.
Chris is ex-army and although He rides a Harley, calls his friends brothers, they are all ex-forces and they all served together, they all now at a local repair garage that Chris owns.
Hayley, aka, slick as Chris names her has been on the run for years, she moves around every 6 months in fear her perpetrator will find her.
Hayley ends up renting Chis' s house which is next door to his own.
Although Hayley seemed as meek as a mouse at first, once she and Chris became friends and she started cooking for all the guys on poker nights, Hayley came out of her shell and she blossomed.
Hayley could be quite sassy, especially in response to Chris's bossy alpha tendencies.
In summary, I liked it. I listened in audio and glad I did, I struggle reading the third person, however, I still think this would have been better in the first person. It was also in dual pov which was good.
In summary, I was entertained and enjoyed it. The plot contains talk of sexual abuse/rape in Hayley's past but does not go into gritty details.
This author would be brilliant at a romcom, Hayley really made me laugh at times with her wit and sass, so the balance with serious and light-hearted moments was also good.
Hayley and Chris's story leads to hea.
If you add two strangers to a cabin in the middle of a snowstorm, the obvious is bound to happen . . .
When Essex lifestyle blogger and fashionista, Gracie Elliott crash lands into the life of Colorado mountain man Koa Carmichael in the middle of a snow storm, fists, chemistry and sexual banter ensue.
After the punk rock Tinker Bell and semi-retired country rock star share some sweet, emotional as well as laugh-out-loud moments, they find it impossible to deny that they might have discovered exactly what neither of them knew they were looking for.
Just what I needed.
A Cowboy in Essex is a light, funny read with no heavy dramas. If you are familiar with cockney rhyming slang, you will find parts of it hilarious as most of the time Koa who is American hasn't a scooby what she's going on about.
Gracie has just ended her relationship with her long-time boyfriend when she got fed up with him putting his career before her and their relationship. Gracie was in need of a well-earned break so when the relationship ends she does what any strong independent woman would do and she goes on her six-month long vacation to Montana alone. When she reaches the cabin at night she then gets tackled to the ground by the owner who thinks she's breaking in.
In summary. I laughed, swooned, and enjoyed it from beginning to end.
Told in first person dual pov and leads to a hea.
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