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272 pages, Paperback
First published May 27, 2015
Liam wasn't supposed to be my happily ever after.
He wasn't even on my radar.
He was my husband's best friend -- forbidden.
But my husband is dead and I'm alone.
I ache for him and I reach for Liam.
One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love Liam or if he's just the consolation prize.
The story was honestly just addictive to an extreme. It's the kind of story where you start it and then suddenly realize that you're half way through and feel like you've barely stopped to breathe. It's well written, flows smoothly, and the story just draws you right in and keeps you flipping pages!
Lying on the couch is Liam with [my daughter] fast asleep on his chest. Her tiny hand is wrapped around his and they’re both holding on to each other. His huge body shields her as his arm holds her tight. It breaks my heart and mends it at the same time. Two parts of me are pulled apart. The one side that’s sad it’s not her father. The other part is grateful it’s Liam. Aarabelle shifts a little, and even in his sleep, he moves to accommodate and protect her.
The ending of the first book was thoroughly gasp-worthy (even though I admittedly did guess that that would happen about half way through the book). Still, it had the intended effect and I immediately dove into the next book without hesitation.
It’s difficult to love someone and know they might not come home, but the idea of not loving him is unimaginable. I was built for this life — not every woman can be a military wife, but even fewer can handle being a SEAL wife. You have to love deeper, stand stronger, but know that at any moment bonds can break.
I'm pretty sure I read the second book even faster than I read the first one -- that one made me almost more desperate to be sure things all worked out the way I wanted them too. I can say though that I was really thrilled with it. And I loved the way the epilogue completed the story. It was just beautiful!
This isn’t my fight. It’s hers.
I’ll never be able to push her away. I’ll wait forever if I have to, but I can’t fight this battle.
She has to be the one to choose me.
If she loves me like she says, she knows where to find me.
Nothing in this world comes
but if it's right, you fight for it.
Fight for me.
Fight for us.
So what, you're going to walk away?
Just hand me over like
I mean nothing?
I need you, and I'm not letting you go
without a fight. I lived for you and our daughter.
Last night I had a dream about a dream
About you, now every time I dream
It seems to be about you ..►♫
When your world is falling apart,
sometimes you need something to hold on to.
Loving you was never the
It's keeping you when you're not mine to have.
One minute I was over love
A second later I was a part of us..►♫
How did I ever get so fucking lucky?
You loved me at my lowest.
You healed me by being the man you are.
I'm the lucky one.
“I’ll always wonder if you really loved me or if I was just the consolation prize.”
“I love you more than anyone could love another. My world only makes sense since you’ve come into it.”
“I won’t lose you.”
“You’re damn right you won’t.”
“Life is cruel. Love is a joke. And not even death is final.”
“You have no idea how strong you are.”
“He knows that was the end of any chance he had. He just lost me. Completely.”
“Ignorance is a beautiful place sometimes, but I don’t plan to live there anymore.”
“…because if this plays out poorly, it’ll be my heart that never beats again.”
“Military wives aren’t strong because they want to be. They have to be.”