Three things Jesse Carter has lost. A former Marine, Jesse used to stand proud of his achievements and live by the code. But when circumstance made him question everything he believed in, those most basic values didn’t feel so important after all.
Three things Jesse Carter has found. Reborn into a brotherhood not so different from the one he left behind, Jesse finds it all too easy to block out his past and claim the role as Rebels' fun-loving player.
Until he meets Bell.
Shy, awkward, and with troubles of her own, Bell Johnson's no stranger to hiding her pain. When Jesse forces himself into her life, she’s at risk of her defences crumbling.
Does Bell have the strength to survive Jesse and his demons or is she fated to become another casualty in the self-destruction of Jesse Carter?
Mighty fine read
This story is hard to read at times, shades of domestic violence, trauma, fear of love. Stick with it, it's also sexy, sweet too, romantic and the storyline is strong enough to make this reader not want to put the book down.
I've loved this series and hope it continues..(all books are standalones)
Best so far
Out of the whole series I have read, this for me has not only been the best but also the most confronting. In the previous books Jesse has been the larrikan/ douche/ cheekiest/ most complex character but with his story we finally understand why he is the way he is and it almost broke my heart. Bell's history is almost as heartbreaking. I know the hardship, sorrow, terror and difficulties PTSD has on a family all to well and reading Jesse's battle with this devastating illness hit way to close to home. Veteran's come home from one war zone only to face a whole new battle, children who are victims/survivors of parental abuse and victims/survivors of domestic violence are just some who become a casualty of this illness that strikes so many. River has woven a story that is not only cheeky and hot in some very naughty ways, while allowing the reader to understand that even at one's lowest point when all hope may be lost there is a light at the end of the tunnel. She has written a love story that is compelling and sweet, well as sweet as a hard core alpha male and his better half can be.
Awesome again, again.
Third book into series and I'm just loving these men and women. Really enjoyed this book as much as the first two. Just really like the whole series so much.