Fate is twisted, and karma’s a bitch. Maybe destiny will give us a second chance.
I’ve been best friends with Skye since we were ten years old. She was my life. We did nearly everything together.
Until graduation night. The night I f’cked it all up.
Escaping to the Navy, I found a new home with the SEALs. Then tragedy struck, and I lost it all, again.
Now I find myself face-to-face with the woman I’ve tried so hard to forget. But it seems I’ve made it impossible for her to stop thinking about me. I left a brown-haired, brown-eyed reminder.
Her secret. My son.
A powerful reminder of how love can overcome all. A reminder that I have someone who needs me. Almost as much as I need him. And Skye.
I won’t give up. This time I’ll give it all I’ve got. I’ll protect my new family as fiercely as I protected my country.
I just didn’t realize I needed to protect them from me.
This is one book that gripped me from the beginning to the end, there were tears, laughter and tingles from the many steamy scenes.Di
A wonderful book that had me from the first page all the way through to the end. Ms. Ward weaves her story with so much love and emotion you can put yourself completely in the middle of her well-crafted story.Pamela
I tucked some loose hair behind my ear. Jake’s eyes followed, his gaze as real on my skin as fingertips. My fingers shook, and I quickly dropped my hand to my side. I couldn’t stop my eyes, though, from making their way to Jake’s. He stared back at me, pupils dilating as if he was in a trance.
As if a hand was on my back, I leaned toward him. He leaned toward me too.
There was no room inside of me for thoughts. I was nothing but emotions. Pain. Need. Relief. I probably wouldn’t be able to unpack all the feelings, even if I spent the rest of my life trying.
Jake’s lips parted as if in slow motion. “Skye,” he whispered. There was an edge to his voice, making it sound like he was about to chastise me. Maybe chastise himself.
He didn’t have the chance.
Our lips crashed together, and the years melted away as Jake’s hands went to the sides of my head, and his lips swept across mine. Our lips were a perfect fit, locking together as if they’d been designed for each other.
This was it. I remembered this.
It was a feeling of coming home, of finally finding something you didn’t even know you were searching for. I would have cried with relief had I been able to do anything but kiss him. Hold him. The way I’d been longing to do for so many years.