I read this as part of Harlequin's 'Just Can't Get Enough' Campaign.
I really liked the way Brody was portrayed as the resident bad boy - but we were...moreI read this as part of Harlequin's 'Just Can't Get Enough' Campaign.
I really liked the way Brody was portrayed as the resident bad boy - but we were allowed a glimpse inside that showed it was mostly an act. When his best friend's little sister comes on to him one night, he tries to fight it. He thought he had done a good job of staying away from her, even though it wasn't really what he wanted. Unfortunately, soon after he gives in, her sheriff father shows up and reads him the riot act. He allows himself to be run out of town to save Genna any more wrath from her father and to save his grandmother any more embarrassment. It was no surprise to me that he rose to the top as a Navy SEAL.
He thought he has put Genna and the small town prejudices behind him, but after receiving a letter from Genna with sad news about his friend and her brother, he seems compelled to writer her back - and so a flirtation develops through the U.S. Mail. He doesn't think that anything will come of it as he never plans to return - but then a mission goes bad and his grandmother insists he come home to heal. It is his psyche that is more damaged than his body though, and he doesn't think that it will heal anywhere.
While he has been gone, Genna has become friends with his grandmother, and is secretly thrilled that he is returning home. She is still under daddy's watchful eye, and thumb, and is even working for the Mayor in a position that her father 'created' and insisted that she take. It is under this guise that she first visits Brody upon his return home. The sparks fly, but the reunion ends in flames.
I really enjoyed the way the author brought these two back together after their one fateful tryst - and she doesn't make it easy for them. She throws conflict after conflict at them and they have to fight each other, circumstances, and Genna's parents to finally realize what it is they really want.
I can't wait to read A SEAL's Kiss and will be reviewing that for you next month as well as bringing you an interview with the series author - Tawny Weber.(less)
I read this book as part of Harlequin's 'Just Can't Get Enough' Campaign. I must say that I really enjoyed it! Our main characters are Marsha and Will...moreI read this book as part of Harlequin's 'Just Can't Get Enough' Campaign. I must say that I really enjoyed it! Our main characters are Marsha and Will. They only had one date - prom night their senior year. Marsha had had a crush on Will forever, and had arranged the date through Will's brother Buck. You see, she was a pastor's daughter and he was the resident bad boy. This one night would change the course of their lives forever.
Marsha leaves town to go to college, letting Will believe she has 'taken care of the baby'. In reality, she goes off to college, without even telling her parents that she is pregnant. She is determined to do it on her own, and get the degree that she has always wanted. Her parents don't find out about the baby, Ryan, until he is already born, and they soon stop asking her who the father is. She does come back for visits, but always manages to stay clear of Will -- until she decides not to.
You see, her father is dying of cancer, and she has decided that Ryan will need another male in his life. You see a pattern here? Marsha has taken all the decision making away from Will, and now that Ryan is a teenager she is going to introduce him to his father? And what about how Will is going to react to having a son that he is just now finding out about? As you can see, this is a recipe for what could be a huge disaster.
What Marsha or Will doesn't count on is that they might actually have feelings for each other. With them both tiptoeing around trying not to upset Marsha's dad or Ryan you wonder if the truth is ever going to come out!
This was a quick read and had a lot of heart. Both families, Marsha's and Will's were very close knit and you could see that they cared deeply for one another. I liked the way the story was resolved and look forward to reading more about the Cash brothers in the future!(less)