Carter Phillips has returned from multiple deployments, and he's brought a few demons home with him. War has left him scarred, inside and out, and he's counting on the peace and isolation of his family's farm to keep his head screwed on straight. What he doesn't bargain for is Amy Williams, the new horse trainer. She's kinder than he deserves, tougher than he expects, with a hidden core of vulnerability that triggers his need to possess and protect her.
Amy has finally pieced her life back together, after being forced to give up everything and assume a new identity. Now she's safe, no longer the target of accusations and death threats—but she's also alone. The only danger to her secrets and her celibacy is Carter, smoking-hot former Marine—and her boss's brother. With each passing day, she finds it harder to lie to him about who she is—and who she wants.
Neither of them wants to talk about the past, but the more time they spend together, the closer they become. When the truth comes out, will it set them free or tear them apart forever?
Please note: when the clothes come off, the bedroom door stays open. Also, characters use profanity, because sometimes, "gosh darn it, you big meany-head" just doesn't cut it. All books in this series may be read as stand-alones, complete with HEA.
Lives and characters complex and flawed. Interesting premise for storyline
Sweet but not sappy.
Well written and good characters. Good second book.
Loved the ending!