For the first time in nearly two years he felt normal
again . . .
Army brat Zack Taylor had spent his early life going
from one place to the next, losing his home and friends with
every move until he decided it was just easier to be alone.
Despite that, Zack has no hesitation in following in his
fatherâ€™s footsteps and going the ROTC route for college. He
has no hesitation in going back for his wounded team members
after they are attacked during a mission. His dedication to
his men nearly cost him his life when a nearby explosion
wounds him and shears off part of his leg. For the last two
years, Zack has been rebuilding his life and finding out
that being a loner is no fun. Especially not when heâ€™s
caught the eye of sexy Samantha Whittaker whose gaze is
filled with passion, laughter, and the shadows of pain.
She is fighting hard to ignore the obvious invitation
in his determined gaze . . .
Lieutenant Commander Samantha Whittaker is just not
interested in getting involved. At least not until she can
deal with the wounds left behind by her stint as a prisoner
of war. Physically and mentally abused, it has taken her
years to find some stability and independence in her life.
Giving in to the much younger and enticing Army vet will
challenge that hard won freedom. But Zackâ€™s persistence and
caring are wearing her down until she considers that maybe
itâ€™s time to embrace all that he can offer, even if itâ€™s
only for one night of passion.