Ryan Shea has sworn off men.
After her last relationship imploded in front of her eyes, she decides to take a break from swimming in the dating pool … possibly forever. The brilliant computer whiz loses her brain when it comes to love, and jumping feet first burns her every time.
Without a home, or much of a clue where life is headed, taking a trip back to the small town of Fawn Hill to stay with her best friend seems like the only option.
Except it puts Ryan directly in the path of the one man she can’t fall for. Fletcher Nash reminds her too much of the dark past she’s always run from; his demons are the things of her nightmares. And it’s no help that, when he looks at her, she feels as if Fletcher is the one person who truly understands.
Fletcher Nash vowed not to fall in lust.
Five years of sobriety, and he hasn’t broken the chastity promise yet. Not that it had to keep for this long … he’s well over the normal year addicts are told not to get involved.
But, aside from a busy schedule and trying to chase his dream of becoming a full-time artist, he has no intentions of committing to a woman until she is the one.
Why is it, then, that sassy, city girl Ryan Shea comes dangerously close to resembling the exact woman he could break that promise for? Like sand through his fingers, there is no way she’ll stay put … but his heart just won’t listen.
They pledged not to love anyone until it was the real thing.
So what happens when two people terrified of falling head-over-heels, actually do?
RELEASE DATE: July 25, 2019
I’m not sure that even makes sense, but each time I gold Fletcher in my gaze, I discover something new. Like I missed a piece of him last time I looked at him. What jumpstarts my system most, though, is that it’s as if he’s experiencing the same thing.-Ryan
“…I wonder if it wouldn’t be so scary if we decided to take care of each other, permanently.”-Ryan
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I have been reading this series from the beginning and gotta say, they keep getting better and better. Not sure I would be able to chose a favorite to be honest!
*sigh* this book though! The story is so heartbreaking but you can’t seem to not want to read it. Ryan is a shell of her former self, after incidents and life of course..she now is back where she didn’t think she would end up. The twin Fletcher also the last of the brothers that is single, is doing good after his 5 years of sobriety. Every day is work at it, but he is better than he was. So you see, these two are BROKEN SOULS…
This is a unique story, very more life like. Ryan is mourning a past and trying to start over, by that also emaning living now in her best friends cottage in the back. While Fletcher is sober yes, but is living with his mother and working at the same grocery store he worked up before sobriety. He is 29 and Ryan is 31, so all kind’s of different for me to read. There is always something about broken souls (or mainly not a hero that is a CEO) Fletcher seems more like a man yes but a broken man who is trying to figure out where to go, how and when!
That what comes in a form of the old clock tower project, where Fletcher’s work can speak of it’s own. That’s his goal, to be able to use his hands as work and be the main source of income. To get back out there so to say. Ryan is a hopeless romantic even if it scares her to death! I love that about her, she is terrified but want NO craves love. *sigh* So, there lies the problem…Fletcher has never had a long-term or any sort of relationship where Ryan has and craves that stability, love, affection all that comes with being in love. She knows Fletcher would enevr be able to give her that, but will Fletcher get himself sorter and want to give her all those things in the real question here….
They really works great together, when two people who clearly are opposite come together, well that’s when magic can happen….
No spoilers so this is where is ends, the story is a ride. Going from heartbreak, to fun, angst, misery to understanding and passion. Again, not your typical and unique why I really enjoyed it! Fletcher and Ryan are a rare breed…great word building, great characters, the story line fit well…previous characters appear in perfect forms…Carrie Aaron did not disappoint again!
Rating: 4.5 ★
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