She changed her name. Her look. Her location. But what if running away isn’t enough to save her?
Physical therapist Scarlett Reed is looking for a fresh start when she takes a job in another state. Her rules are simple: don’t get close to anyone, and flee at the first sign of danger.
Wounded soldier Malcolm McCoy plans to work hard in rehab so he can get back to saving the world. He isn’t looking for a relationship, but something about prickly Scarlett intrigues him more than it should.
When she needs a place to stay, Mal offers her the apartment over his garage—and finds it nearly impossible to keep his hands off his sassy, sexy neighbor. Scarlett knows she shouldn’t get involved, but a little friends with benefits action can’t hurt.
Or can it? Someone in Scarlett’s past circles closer, waiting for a chance to strike. Mal will do whatever it takes to protect her—but it might not be enough to survive what’s coming…
As soon as they think they’ve weathered the storm, they’ll discover it’s only beginning.
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This story had characters that you just can't help but like. Mal and Scarlett were so good together from the first encounter that you couldn't help but enjoy every time they were together. Scarlett's experience made my heart cry for her and at times during this wonderful read i did cry because yiu couldn't help but be so emotional about what she was going through. Mal was the perfect partner for her because he is such a caretaker. I loved these two together!!! Great Read!!
What an emotional ride. Abusive ex. Falling for a guy in love with someone else. Kidnapping. Emotional and physical torture. How much can a woman take?
Scarlett and Mal met in a hospital environment and they would end up visiting that place again for different reasons. They became friends and landlord/tenant during their time working together to rehab his injuries. Then they became friends with benefits. But he never hid from her the fact that he loved another woman. But does he really love her or was it the thought of her or someone like her?
When her past comes back to haunt her will Mal and his team be able to protect Scar? Will they be able to prevent the storm from coming?
I was a little surprised we didn't see more about Scar's recovery, but I understand that is not what this story was about. I just thought we would get a little insight. For what she went through it would have been both physical and mental therapy and it would have taken time.
I will admit I didn't have tears in this story, but I did have a lot of anger. I felt so angry that this was happening to her. Her ex was piece of work and did so much damage to Scarlett, both physically and mentally, but the mental is what irks me. I know it happens, but it shouldn't. I am so glad she found Mal and he did everything he could to make her feel at ease with him
Weather the Storm yall
Oh my goodness! Loved Mal & Scar’s story!!! Such a crazy ending but relieved they get their HEA. Finished in a day!