He came home a hero and lost the only woman he’s ever loved...
I have no idea how to survive without my beloved Ava. She had no choice but to move on with her life during my six-year deployment and has now married Eric. I hate him for taking her from me. I’d prefer to wallow in my depression and heartbreak, but the whole damned world wants a piece of the SEAL Team leader who helped capture the world’s most-wanted terrorist. I need help handling the relentless requests, and when Ava sends her new sister-in-law to manage the media circus for me, I’m prepared to hate her on principle. Her brother took my Ava. What else do I need to know about her?
It takes five seconds to realize Ava’s ex is going to be the most complicated and difficult client I’ve ever had, but the opportunity to represent the most celebrated man in the world could make my career. I’m determined to do the job, even if I dislike John from the moment I meet him. And I like everyone. So much so that my brothers worry about me being exploited by those who would take advantage of my unwavering love for others. But John… He’s in a class by himself, and his bitterness is a festering wound that I begin to wish I could somehow fix for him. The more time we spend together, the more our mutual disdain morphs into something that feels an awful lot like desire. There’s no way I can want this man, or so I tell myself, and when Eric finds out I’ve developed feelings for the man causing trouble in his new marriage, well…
That’s going to be a hot mess.
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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. In 2019, her new historical Gilded series from Kensington Books will debut with Duchess By Deception.
All together, her books have sold 6.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list many times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.
Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.
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****4 Star Review****
After reading and loving Five Years Gone, I could not wait to read this book. John needed his story told and I am so glad we got it!
John has endured and lost so much my heart broke for him. He has been through so much physically and mentally, I just wanted him to get his happily ever after. And boy did he get it!!
Julianne walked into his life at the perfect time. She was there to help John with the nonstop and overwhelming media attention after coming home but ended up helping him so much more. I love their chemistry. They are perfect for one another.
While this is Johns story, we also continue with Ava and Eric's story. I must say my feelings were all over the place them. My heart flip flopped nonstop between these two characters, mainly Ava. Ava tested my patience severely. I know she was going through an incredibly difficult situation and while my heart broke for her, I wanted to choke her at the same time. I love when a book can pull these emotions out of me! Like when you get so invested in characters you feel their pain but get so frustrated with their actions and decisions. I wanted to grab her by the shoulders and shake her while saying WAKE UP WOMAN!!! Eric is a Godsend and has the patience of a saint! Whew, my heart felt for him!
I really enjoyed this book. I highly recommend reading Five Years Gone before starting this one. Otherwise, you will be lost.