by Tiffani Lynn
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
When Judson’s father died suddenly, he dropped out of college and became a Navy SEAL. He left everything from his old life behind, including the girl he loved, but never told—Quincy. After ten years, Judson’s military career ends abruptly when the vehicle he’s in runs over an IED. He has his hands full learning to live with one leg, PTSD and a civilian life he wasn’t ready to return to.
Judson and Quincy are reunited when their mentor dies. Once Quincy realizes the depth of his pain, she knows it’s her turn to be the savior. Years of pent-up passion are unleashed, but it may be too late if Judson can’t crawl out of hell. Quincy has every intention of healing this wounded warrior before his demons are the ones who determine his fate.
My Review – 3.5 Stars
I had high hopes for this book. Don’t get me wrong it was good, but I felt like once Quincy and Judson got together, the story jumped from one plot line to another. The first half of the book was about Judson coming home after a year of dealing with the loss of his leg and members of his SEAL team. He’s experiencing some serious emotional and physical pain and lacks the skills to deal with it all. He’s also fighting his feelings for Quincy, which only makes his recovery more difficult. Once he and Quincy finally get it together enough to try to make a go of their relationship, the focus on Judson and his recovery just ends. And it seemed to me that all they did from that point on was have sex. There was still some good conversations and character growth, but I wanted more. I wanted more of Judson’s story, more of his healing. Then we get to the second half of the book, and we are thrown into Quincy’s experiences as a cop and one case in particular that will impact her and Judson in a big way.
I loved Judson and Quincy’s friendship and support of each other. They had so much pain and loss to navigate through that it was difficult to see that they could eventually find peace. It was poetic that they found it with each other. I liked how there wasn’t any angst or unnecessary drama surrounding their love story, but I felt a disconnect, as a reader, in regard to their struggle and relationship. I also loved how matter of fact they were with each other and their candidness. I’m never one to beat around the bush or let things fester. It was refreshing to read a book where the characters were honest, for the most part, about their feelings and expectations.
About Tiffani Lynn
Tiffani currently resides in Florida with her husband, three daughters and chunky yellow lab. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in social science and spent five years working for Hospice. When she’s not writing or taxiing her children around she enjoys reading and attending concerts. Tiffani is also a crazed fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays, and the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.