In this powerful, sensual romance from the author of Her Survivor, a broken woman meets a shattered warrior—and discovers a passion strong enough to heal each other’s deepest wounds.
Navy SEAL Reece Browning sacrificed body and soul in the line of duty. He survived torture at the hands of America’s enemies, but lost his career and his voice in the process. Traumatized and desperate to get his PTSD under control, Reece escapes to Eagle Ridge Ranch. Under the big Texas sky, he finds peace, a renewed sense of purpose—and a woman who makes him feel like a man again. Her smile lights up his dark days, and her caress helps him forget the night terrors.
Ex-Marine Gina Wilson also bears painful scars: emotional wounds inflicted by men she once trusted with her life. She has fought hard to overcome her demons and build a good life for her daughter, and Reece is too intense, too damaged, too raw to let into her heart. Yet she’s drawn irresistibly to his steely gaze and heated embrace. No one else understands what it’s like to suffer in silence. And when Gina’s daughter is threatened, it’s Reece who risks everything to save the day.
Advance praise for Hers to Heal
“Hers to Heal is a wonderful story of two veterans, Reece and Gina, learning to overcome, heal, and trust again. Vonnie Davis handles their heartfelt journey with the right mix of humor and grace to make it a memorable addition to her fabulous series.”—New York Times bestselling author Donna Michaels
“In Hers to Heal, author Vonnie Davis gets down to the nitty-gritty of what it’s like for our returning vets and delivers the happily-ever-after they deserve! The sexy Navy SEAL of Hers to Heal, along with his lady love and the cutest little girl ever, will break your heart one minute and have you laughing out loud the next!”—Dixie Lee Brown, author of the Trust No One series
“A wounded warrior struggling to heal. A single mother hoping to overcome hurts from the past. Add in a precocious six-year-old and Davis’s characters leap off the page into your heart.”—AJ Nuest, author of the award-winning Golden Key Chronicles and Golden Key Legacy
“Hers to Heal has perfected the recipe for a heartwarming and emotional read. And with a hot hero and smart heroine, there’s plenty of sizzle too.”—Stina Lindenblatt, author of This One Moment
“A dark, heartwarming story of a wounded soldier who embarks on a journey of healing and finding family. Vonnie Davis knows her way around an alpha hero.”—Jessica Lemmon, author of Forgotten Promises
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Always a winner
After reading the first book in the Black Eagle Ops series, Her Survivor...and giving it five stars, I expected this second book to provide that same level of a gripping story. This second book was good, but didn't deliver quite at the same level as the first story.
Ms Davis once again created a moving story with characters that reach deep within and touch your heart. Her message of wounded warriors is so much more than a surface topic, she delves deeply into their psyche and physical pain providing the reader with an emotional attachment and investment in the characters. Both primary and secondary characters get equal attention by this author, i.e., Junebug and Piper, who both were scene stealers and delivered some very humorous moments.
Some of the more comical encounters came between Piper and Reece...that little lady certainly had an endearing way about her that simply drew Reece, breaking down some of his tougher barriers. Not only was the banter between the characters entertaining it of itself, but even more entertaining was Reece's inner dialog...it was sharp, very wry and definitely sarcastic to the point of hilarity. Gina did not set to well with me on several occasions...she was too fast to jump down Reece's throat for perceived slights or Piper's safety, which was irritating that someone in a medical profession could be quick to judge and find fault. Though she justified her actions as her "mother mode", it just was used too often and was too much. There were a few other things that were a bit unbelievable in the way of how the real world functions, but not enough to take away from the story as a whole.
The action in the story was gripping and got the heart racing, but I would have liked to have had a bit more of the hunt and capture of the bad guys rather than the general synopsis that was given to neatly tie up that aspect of the story. Not sure if this was because the book was an unedited copy or not, and would be caught and corrected before release, but the author's interchangeable use of filly and colt for the female foal born in the story was glaring to anyone familiar with horses. All in all though, I enjoyed the continuing Black Eagle Ops story and look forward to the next book in the series.
This book was provided by the Publisher and NetGalley, I am voluntarily providing my honest review.
Hers to Heal by Vonnie Davis
Loved the book. Will there be more Black Ops books? Can’t wait.
Hers to Heal
What I liked: great attention to detail with respect to ptsd and recovery; the interaction between the characters and that sense of team that between the vets; Reece using Pinterest!; Junebug and Fran.
What I didn’t like: Piper calling Reece Daddy from the get go and Reece’s not discouraging it, that was just weird; the conversations between Gina, Zane and Clint regarding her feelings on his career seemed almost chauvinistic to me.
Overall strong story that I read in a day. Interested to see what comes next for this group.