Ryder Morrison is a man of loyalty. To his country, his family, his team.
After joining the Navy, he was secretly recruited to Task Force 779, a specialized unit that infiltrates dangerous situations when no one else can—or will. As the communications expert, it's his job to clear the way for a smooth mission. He knows where the enemy is hidden at all times and when his team can enter a zone safely.
When things go wrong and he's captured, declared dead before a search can truly begin, Ryder knows that when he makes his way home, his life will be different…better. He'll live for himself from now on, instead of following where duty takes him.
Enter his elusive neighbor…
A woman of mystery and fear.
Codie Ray is a woman filled with pain. Afraid of life and locked away.
She counts to soothe the anxiety. She watches her neighbor because he's her only lifeline to the outside world. He's a commitment she doesn't have to worry will break her. Until the unthinkable happens and her solace is intruded upon.
Ryder comes to the rescue and barges his way into her life, pushing past her barriers, causing Codie to rethink her reclusive lifestyle. Slowly being tormented with mind games from an unknown predator, she battles her better judgment and trusts Ryder to do what he does best…hunt down the perpetrator.
Their connection is instantaneous. Two broken people yearning to be loved but afraid to reach for it. Codie fears Ryder will leave when he discovers just how damaged she is. Ryder worries Codie will remain locked away in her mind, unable to break free.
A surprise mission brings both of their fears to life, and when the walls crumble, Ryder is Missing in Action while Codie is just…missing. Will they find each other again or will they disappear, existing only in a memory?
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Shook me to my core
I knew going in that this book was going to be different but I didn’t know that I’d actually read something that would shake my world and turn my emotions on their head. Codie and Ryder’s story in my opinion is some of the best work Krystal has even put pen to paper. I am so incredibly honored that she was strong enough to share this story with us. I loved this book from start to finish and I cried real tears from start to finish. This is the type of story that you read and remember for a lifetime.
Oh Wow!!This book took me through so many emotions. KL really put her all into this one. Codie oh Codie, this woman has so much strength to grow through what she went through and come out wanting to better herself and take her life back, and with the help of Ryder she takes a step forward everyday. But, when tragedy strikes again, Codie takes her new found strength and love and leaps over her fears to be their for her man. Oh and Ryder, what a MAN, one that sees beyond the quirkiness that others just sees as weird or troubled, he sees the woman who is fighting for something, fighting to overcome something huge. And he gives her his strength and his protection to let her grow. I Love these two and I’m sure the other’s that are to come. Thank you KL for this story and your words, I know so much of you went into this one and i’m honored to have gotten to read it.
All I can say is I wasn’t ready for this book. Usually reading is an escape for me and I don’t want triggers or too much emotion when that’s not the mood I’m in. It took me a couple of days to prepare myself because once I starting reading it, get your tissues ready cause I know I wasn’t ready. After reading this beautifully told story I wish I started sooner because it has blown my mind. Codie and Ryder the demons they have both had to endure is devastating and you can’t help but feel for them. When they come together it’s healing and makes you root for them. This story was original and told so wonderfully that it leaves you enchanted and wanting more, I know I do and you will to after reading it!!!!