My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I'm a pushover for romance stories that deal with the military and the struggles of veterans, add in suspense and this audiobook is fantastic!
Gabi Weston and Cole Devonport meet at school as teenagers, both have had a rough upbringing, Gabi as the motherless child of an alcoholic father and Cole who has been brought up in the foster care system. Gabi is somewhat aloof, but eventually, Cole breaks down the understandable and natural defenses that Gabi has built up to protect herself and they become, first friends and then young lovers. At eighteen a naive Cole succumbs to the temptations of easy money and the resulting conflict ends up pulling them apart and setting them on separate paths, Cole to prison and Gabi into the military.
Eleven year later, fate brings them both back to their hometown, one broken in spirit, the other broken in body. The question is, can they overcome their past and help heal each other, can they have a second chance at love? Some nefarious characters from their past throw up some serious roadblocks, but no darn roadblock is gonna stand in the way of Cole!
A reformed Cole is determined to stay on the straight and narrow and get his girl back!
Excellent writing by Marissa Farrar and storytelling by Julia Farmer make this gem of a book shine. I look forward to more from this author and narrator.
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