She's caught in her past until he showed her a future...
Some things can never be forgotten. A helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Capture. Torture. Now US Navy nurse Skylar Pascal is struggling to regain control of her life after a trauma that nearly destroyed her. After losing so much, an ideal job at the Elk Horn Ranch in Wyoming offers Sky something she thought she'd never find again...hope.
Former SEAL Grayson McCoy has his own demons. But something about Elk Horn's new lovely–yet–damaged nurse breaks something loose. Compassion – and passion. And even as Gray works with Sky to piece her confidence back together, something deeper and tender begins to unfurl between them. Something that could bring her back to life.
But not even the haven of Elk Horn Ranch is safe from dangers. And all of Sky's healing could be undone by the acts of one malicious man...
”Talented McKenna delivers excitement and romance in equal measure.” – Romantic Times
McKenna's gritty, heart-wrenching ninth Jackson Hole novel (after High Country Rebel) is one of her best yet. Lt. Skylar Pascal, formerly an ER nurse, survives a Black Hawk crash in Afghanistan but is captured and tortured. When she returns to the U.S., she leaves the Navy, hoping civilian life will help her recover from the trauma, but going back to working in an ER is unthinkable. When Sky joins the staff of the Elk Horn Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyo., she meets a kindred spirit: former SEAL Grayson McCoy, who dealt with his own terrible past experiences by becoming an animal rescuer. As they work together, Sky slowly begins to heal, but before they can do more than edge toward exploring their crackling chemistry, a dangerous man threatens them both. The unflinching descriptions of flashbacks, panic attacks, and nightmares are riveting, making this essential reading for those who want to understand what PTSD can be like though trauma survivors may find some of those same passages hard going. McKenna does a beautiful job of illustrating difficult topics through the development of well-formed, sympathetic characters.