Former Navy SEAL Holden Stanford gave up the only woman he ever loved so she could have the family she wanted. And she’d found it—with one of his teammates. A betrayal that cut so deep that, years later, it still bled. But his sacrifice was all for naught—the one thing he never wanted for her happened—she lost her husband on the battlefield. Now she's back. In his life, in his space, and opening old wounds. The mere sight of her destroyed him, but seeing her daughter—excruciating. The little girl was a living reminder of everything they lost. The one thing he could never get over.
Charleigh Towler understood how one decision could change the trajectory of life. One night, too much alcohol and overwhelming hurt led her to make a bad decision. One she couldn’t regret because out of that she made her daughter. But it had forever altered her path. For years she’d paid for her perceived mistake until the man she’d never stopped loving was almost killed and she reevaluated her life. She was done allowing Holden Stanford to hide. Never one to dally, she packed up her life and moved to Maryland to do something she should’ve done years ago—fight for the man she loved.
Close to getting everything they should’ve always had, Charleigh’s life is thrown off its path again—only this time it’s her daughter’s life that hangs in the balance.
Outstanding Story & Listen🎧 Gripping & Heartfelt!
This series is absolutely amazing, Riley Edwards created something very special when she created the Gemini Group, a group of former navy seals and special forces who teamed up to put their skills to good use and for the good of the people, jobs they take include government contracts since they can get the job done without having to go thru all the red tape. The camaraderie amongst the team members is like no other, a brotherhood true in true, and once you are in the family you are in for life. It is best to enjoy this series in order as written, starting with “Nixon’s Promise”, watch the team form and build and watch each member fall for their significant other. I have been looking forward to Holden’s story, he has been in scenes throughout the series and I wanted to learn more about him and his backstory. I had a feeling it was going to be a doozy of a story, one that tugged on your heartstrings and it sure does. My heart wept for him and for the only woman he ever loved, Charleigh Towler, his Leigh Leigh. The two were lovers years earlier, but he made the mistake of his life and let her go, thinking it was for her own good. He was heartbroken when she moved on with Paul, another member of his Seal team, Paul, even more heartbroken when she married him and had his child, but their marriage ended in tragedy when he was killed while on a mission. She tried to talk to Holden several times over the years, but he would not give her the time of day. Now she is back with her daughter, Faith, but Holden shuns them both as much as he can and she was going to leave, but she feels at home with everyone else from the Gemini group and their women. And when they get wind that Paul’s family is harassing her and threaten to take her daughter, the team is on the case. Holy moly, Paul’s family is out of their minds and out of control, though her family is not much better. Holden’s protective instincts kick in and he keeps them close while they investigate and understand it all. There are a lot of layers to their story and peeling back each layer reveals another truth and the truths are difficult for Holden or Charleigh to hear. This is a beautifully plotted second chance romance, there is plenty of drama, angst, twists and turns, some thrilling suspense, heartfelt emotions and a forever love that was meant to be. Riley Edwards, thank you for another wonderful story and emotional rollercoaster ride.
🎧📚🎧 And for the wonderful narration, Riley Edwards could not have chosen a better cast to bring her characters and story to life. Erin Mallon and Joe Arden are superbly talented narrators and versatile voice artists. Their portrayal of the characters has been spot on and each role is played naturally, making them believable in every role. They have set the perfect tone for the story, captured all the characters’ emotions and projected them into their performance and have you feeling every single one. These entertaining storytellers are a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another exceptional listen.
Soooo Many Feels!
Finally we find out what’s been hinted at in Holden and Charleigh’s past! And it was worth the wait! This one had me going through so many emotions—I had an emotional stake in these characters!
Holden and Charleigh’s story was soo good!!! Their story started with some not so sunny history, and it left both their hearts broken for years. Their finally trying to work through their problems and it’s not an easy road, but they make it through. This was beautiful, and Faith made it even better! I can’t wait to read the next one! ☺️