Never say never…
After loving and losing a soldier once, Isabella Knowles made a vow: No more military men. She’s rebuilt her life and has a classroom full of fifth graders to love, which is more than enough even though her father doesn’t agree. When he sets her up on a blind date, she only goes to humor him -- never dreaming that the man she meets will tempt her to break her one rule.
In theory, Ethan Masters is not opposed to the wife, kids and house with a white picket fence. But he loves his career as a K-9 handler in the air force, and a dream promotion dangles before him like dog tags. While contemplating his future, he accepts a drunken bet for a blind date, never dreaming that the captivating woman fits perfectly into his ideal, all-American dream. Only one problem. She's gun-shy about all things military.
Can Ethan prove to Isabella love is worth the risk?
Blind Date Bet
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
Overall this was a great book. For the most part the plot flowed smoothly. There were times when I did get frustrated with Isabella though. While trying to make her a strong independent heroine, I felt she was a little childish at times. While she had kept a secret from Ethan (her past with a husband who was killed in a military training accident) she was incredibility upset when Ethan reveals his (deployment date, re-enlistment...) even though she was the one to change the subject if he brought it up prior to his finally forcing the discussion.
This book did a great job though in highlighting how military personnel can have a hard time connecting to others and in trying to make a relationship work. It isn't all sunshine and roses. Also the families that stand behind their loved ones really do sacrifice a great deal while a loved one is deployed.
I really did appreciate the book having a dual POV format. Seeing into the characters' mind was wonderful here. Again I got frustrated with Isabella but seeing into her thought process was really helpful to me to not put the book down and keep reading. I am very glad that I did.
I highly recommend this book.