by Rachel Gibson
Releasing August 26, 2014
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson returns to Truly, Idaho, and to the fate of sexy SEAL Blake Junger
GIMMEE A B-R-E-A-K!
Ex-high school cheerleader Natalie Cooper could once shake her pom-poms with the best of them. But she’s paid for all that popularity—her husband’s run off with what’s left of their money and a twenty-year-old bimbo named Tiffany. Leaving Natalie to manage a photo store and having to see some pictures she, well, really shouldn’t.
GIMMEE A S-H-O-T!
Then she comes toe-to-manly chest with Blake Junger. Exiled to a remote cabin in Truly, Idaho, Blake wants nothing to do with anyone. Instead, he’s determined to struggle with his demons and win—all on his own. But the last thing he needs is Natalie distracting him with her luscious curves and breaking down the barriers of his heart.
GIMMEE YOUR H-E-A-R-T!
Can be read as a standalone. Returns to Truly, ID and is about the second Junger twin, Blake Junger.
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I was hooked into this book almost immediately. Blake’s struggle with alcohol is front and center of the opening scene, as is his belief that he can control his addiction without any help. His flaw makes the strong military-man-for-hire human, as does his interaction with his neighbor’s child, Charlotte, and the puppy left in his truck. A man who struggles, loves kids and dogs, even if he won’t admit it, is a man to fall in love with.
And Charlotte’s mother, Natalie, does. She struggles against the attraction, still burnt by her ex-husband’s infidelity and crimes. She’s remade her life with her daughter and isn’t about to turn it upside down for a puppy or a man.
What I really enjoyed about this book was the humanity of the characters. Charlotte isn’t a perfect child, the puppy is a normal puppy, and the hero and heroine need to grow up a little more to find the happiness they’re seeking.
I recommend this book highly!
About Rachel Gibson
Rachel Gibson lives in Idaho with her husband, three kids, two cats and a dog of mysterious origin. She began her fiction career at age 16, when she ran her car into the side of a hill, retrieved the bumper, and drove to a parking lot, where she strategically scattered the car’s broken glass all about. She told her parents she’d been the victim of a hit and run and they believed her. She’s been making up stories ever since, although she gets paid better for them nowadays.