Let me start by saying that I did not read the first book in the series, so I don’t know if that would have made any difference. I felt that the book was okay as a stand alone novel.
Ian Wasler is a soldier recently discharged from the Army. He had seen a lot of very unpleasant things in his tours and wants to get back to normal. The problem is he can’t figure out how to do that. He can’t sleep well or relate to his family. His PTSD is stifling to him. His sister throws him a welcome home party and he can’t take the crowd so he runs out the side door and plows into a beautiful brunette.
Roxanne Stokes is said beautiful brunette and was going to attend her best friend’s brother’s welcome home party. Instead she’s on top of some guy who came barreling out the door she was going to enter. As a party planner she has to deal with a great many different types of people and she can see this guy has issues. These two people have an instant attraction and there you have it. She fights the attraction for various reasons, the least of which is that she figures out who he is after their tryst.
I liked this read a lot. The characters were good people with really crappy pasts. Each had family issues that were difficult and caused problems for them both. The push and pull between these two was fun and exciting to read about. It was a little slow in the middle, maybe, but still enjoyable. Let’s not forget the love scenes, they were nice as well.