Contemporary dancer Anna Madison is determined to honor her mom’s memory. With the life she’s built in downtown Chicago hinging on an upcoming audition, now’s the worst time for her childhood best friend—and the only man she’s ever loved—to reenter her world. Her dad’s current DA case instigates enough danger without adding on the risk of losing her heart. Again.
Army Ranger Evan O’Riley has always known his place in Anna’s life. Letting his feelings compromise her safety simply isn't an option. Especially when his promise to protect her drives him off the sidelines and into the one place even his special ops training can't save him from. Anna's arms.
Keeping her from uncovering the real reason Evan returns is one thing. Trying to hide the reason he left to begin with could destroy them both. But when the past they’ve both tried to outrun launches them down a heart-pounding road of threats, secrets, and attraction, resisting love may turn into the greatest risk they face.
If you like emotional romances mixed with humor, depth, and characters who come alive on the page, then you'll love Crystal Walton's moving story of love and forgiveness.
I have been reading Crystal Walton's books from the beginning and I swear she just keeps getting better and better. This book was my favorite so far, I think. Do I say that every time? Maybe. But I really loved this book and if I'm telling someone else about Crystal's books, I'm going to say that this one is my favorite. :) If you haven't ever read anything by Crystal Walton, this is a great place to start!
I'm sort of a sucker for second chance at first love kind of books and that is what this one is. Then, throw in a bit of suspense and you have the perfect recipe for a great book.
Anna and Evan are both characters full of life and depth. They are so human with strengths and weaknesses. It was easy to settle into their story and feel right along with them. Crystal has a gift for writing emotion. It's one of the things I love best about her books.
So, it's love from me! Pick up this book. Read it. Love it.
Content: Clean, some mild violence
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.