This book just seriously took hold of me, and did not let go! It is one of those where the life around you doesn’t exist, and you have to get to the end before you can put it down. I just couldn’t leave these two in limbo. ~ KcLu, Guilty Pleasures
Without trust, their hearts—and their lives—don’t stand a chance in hell.
Ten years ago, Angela Meyers told everyone she went to New York to find herself. It was a lie. She fled from the aftermath of one hot night with Clay Waters. A night filled with wet heat, all-consuming releases…then his regret.
Now, with a stalker threatening to destroy her career, there’s only one man she trusts to protect her. The man she still loves, hates, needs with every breath she takes.
It’s not that Clay never craved his best friend’s younger sister. With a ticket to boot camp burning a hole in his pocket, he couldn’t allow himself to love her. The moment he lays eyes on her again, the old need—to take down her tightly wound hair, press her long, lean body to his—surges inside him stronger than ever.
But this is no ordinary bodyguard assignment. The best way to identify the voice in Angela’s shadow is to lure it into the light of day. Even if it means convincing her to trust him with her heart…and surrendering his own.
Warning: When an ex-Marine reunites with his best friend’s younger sister, explosive sex is a given. So are explosive secrets. You may never look at a pair of Snoopy pajama pants the same way again.
Review copy provided for an honest review
This book just seriously took hold of me, and did not let go! It is one of those where the life around you doesn’t exist, and you have to get to the end before you can put it down. I just couldn’t leave these two in limbo. Admitting love isn’t always easy for everyone. When we are young it is even harder to admit that you want this one person over every other person in the world, even if there is a part of you screaming to do just that. The other part with doubts and fears often wins, and for Clay that is just what happened. He allowed them one night of the passion, only to let all the fears of a being the product of a bad marriage and the possibility of loosing his best friend run off the one girl that love him for so long.
Angela has lived with the heartache that his regret brought on both of them for so long. She kept her traumas secret from everyone in her life, and when she moved away from home she never came back not even for a visit. It was easier on her heart and emotions to have her family and friends come to visit her in New York where she is now a powerhouse in the fashion industry. Clay isn’t the only dark cloud in Angela’s world though. She has had a stalker for quite some time. Although she would like nothing more than to ignore the threats this stalker sends her, but the trips to the hospital are starting to add up. Her brother is at the end of his rope with this situation, and gets the one person he would trust to guard her, his best friend Clay. The sudden appearance of Clay in her life again flips her world upside down. Can she let him in again without loosing the little bit of her she has left? And can she forgive him for her breaking her more than he even knows??
This book had me on pins and needles. These two characters are so real, and you just want to see them healed and get their HEA. They really put me through the emotional ringer. The chemistry between them is hard to deny, and it is smoking hot. I highly recommend reading this one with a box of Kleenex if you are a softy like I am. If I wasn’t already a huge fan of Jennifer Kasey, this book would have made me a life long fan!