(Navy Love Series, #2)
Sometimes the unexpected things in life turn out to be the most worthwhile.
Tegan Daniels is a twenty-one year old college student and a hopeless romantic. She knows her prince charming will eventually find her one day. Someone must be playing a warped joke on her when he comes into her life; Her perfect man with one huge character flaw---he despises love.
Charles Reed has never been a commitment type of man, except when it comes to his loyalty to the U.S. Navy. When a close friend’s sister moves to town he starts doubting his phobia of relationships. What he doesn't expect is for her innocence to make him question everything in his life and from his past.
He never anticipated a girl like her would come into his life. She never thought she’d have to convince her dream man to give them a shot.
Sometimes the things we want most, require the most fighting for. Love is something unwanted by him and something desired by her; Neither expect to fall for the other.
Will this unexpected love end in their happily ever after?
Review by: Leeann
So this story is all about second chances and family.
Reed had a crappy childhood up until he was 10 years old and got adopted by his parents. He finds it hard to trust and to open himself up to anyone. Until Tegan. She is a game changer.
Tegan is young and carefree. She has her whole life ahead of her and she wants Reed to be a part of that. Only problem is, he doesn't do commitment and her sister would not approve.
These two are destined to be together but they have a lot to work through to get their happy ending.
You can't help but like Reed and Tegan. They are well matched and they have a huge support network.
Reed initially comes across as a bit of a self centred jerk but as the story goes on it becomes clear he really is one of the good guys and the decisions he has made have not just been to protect his heart, but to protect Tegans heart too. By the time you get to the end of the story you can see how he has changed and grown up. He becomes a wonderful boyfriend and the exact man Tegan needs and wants.
Tegan is a sweetheart from the start. She wears her heart on her sleeve and she knows what she wants and deserves in a partner. She decides she isn't going to settle for less. She also learns a lot on their journey. She learns what it means to be in an adult committed relationship and what it means to stand by your man even when things are hard.
This story has a definite feel good tone to it. There is a little bit of angst but not too much. There are lots of sexy cute moments & also some very deep and meaningful ones.
I love it when I sit down to read a romance and it has all the good feels so that by the end there is no question that I have read a beautiful story with a happy ending. That is exactly what I got with this book.
I am really looking forward to the 3rd book in this series.
Review by: Erin
This story was very emotional. The storyline was incredible
and flowed effortlessly. I love the way the author intertwines
all of her characters so closely. The relationships they all
have with each other are wonderful. I love to read stories
where previous characters still have so much presence.
Tegan is an amazing woman. She is very close with her
sister and she just fits in with the group like she was always
supposed to be there. Reed is a very closed off man. Sure,
he has his close friendships with the other characters, but he
doesn’t let anyone in. When he finally decides to let someone
crack his walls, the result is beautiful. Tegan and Reed
develop a connection that is deep and meaningful. The
author did an amazing job with their story and I am very
excited for stories for Jo, JC and Marshall.
Sometimes the things we fight hardest against are inevitable in the end.
Hunter Stevenson wasn't interested in wasting nights with bed warmers, he had a daughter to take care of and a life to build. Leaving behind the mother of his four year old child and her incessant partying, Hunter moves closer to his family to help provide Sawyer some stability.
Tessa Daniels didn’t share the ‘typical American dream’ like most girls. A husband, 2.5 kids and a white picket fence weren’t the things she wanted for herself. She had a plan laid out, which included a career in the Navy and being surrounded by her best friends. She was perfectly content with her carefree, fun lifestyle and her casual relationships, but all of that changed when she met him.
What neither of them expected was a nosy brother and best friend with some serious matchmaking skills. The two have an instantaneous pull towards one another, they can’t fight the spark even though they both do. Until one drunken night, Tessa throws herself at Hunter, only to face an agonizing rejection. However, Hunter’s gentlemanly facade doesn’t last with the sassy sailor girl, his alpha attitude quickly emerges in the midst of their sexual tensions.
Hunter refuses to be another one of Tessa’s casual hook-ups, and won’t allow her to run away from the idea of ‘them’. No matter how many obstacles stand in their way of a happily ever after. Now he must convince Tessa that their inevitable love is worth fighting for.
Can their newfound love survive the stress of an impending deployment and Hunter's past pushing it's way back into his life?
JC Santo a true southern girl born and raised a in Central Texas. When she met her husband who is in the U.S. Navy they had to relocate to Norfolk, Virginia. That's where she has been for the past 5 years being a wife and stay at home mom to 3 boys. In the rare occurrences she gets free time it's usually spent reading a good book. Three things she will never turn away cupcakes, tattoos and arbor mist! Lol you have to sound like Morgan Freeman!