Author: Vonnie Davis
Rating: 4.5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: In this powerful, sensual romance from the author of Her Survivor, a broken woman meets a shattered warrior—and discovers a passion strong enough to heal each other’s deepest wounds.
Navy SEAL Reece Browning sacrificed body and soul in the line of duty. He survived torture at the hands of America’s enemies, but lost his career and his voice in the process. Traumatized and desperate to get his PTSD under control, Reece escapes to Eagle Ridge Ranch. Under the big Texas sky, he finds peace, a renewed sense of purpose—and a woman who makes him feel like a man again. Her smile lights up his dark days, and her caress helps him forget the night terrors.
Ex-Marine Gina Wilson also bears painful scars: emotional wounds inflicted by men she once trusted with her life. She has fought hard to overcome her demons and build a good life for her daughter, and Reece is too intense, too damaged, too raw to let into her heart. Yet she’s drawn irresistibly to his steely gaze and heated embrace. No one else understands what it’s like to suffer in silence. And when Gina’s daughter is threatened, it’s Reece who risks everything to save the day.
Review: This amazing book from Vonnie Davis was a brave and beautiful story and I really applaud her for covering such a tough and emotional subject and making it wear a beautiful face.
Rape happens far more often than we’d like to admit. Nearly every female (and many men) can recount a time or several that she’s feared rape, either from someone she knows or from a stranger. In this book, there are two women who’ve been attacked. How they choose to deal with what happened defines what their future will be. Vonnie Davis handles the details of her female heroine Gina’s life so beautifully, describing the details of her attack and the resulting issues with sensitivity and kindness.
This is only one instance of what happens to our military during training and war. What happened to Reece was also completely devastating to him emotionally and physically. How he chose to recover–and I consider someone getting through recovery as a choice, not a prerogative because so many of our veterans don’t choose to continue, sadly–was a testament not only to the strength of his character but to the quality of his care.
Some of the happenstance is a little unlikely but I loved the characters and appreciated being along for the ride. Totally smoking hot alpha meets his own ready-made family. Great read, and I can see I missed a story or two in the series so I’ll be going back to read those. Thanks, Vonnie!