Two years ago, Emily Burnham, had an epiphany about the shallowness of her life. And she made it her mission to become a different person…a better woman. Out from under the controlling thumb of her mother, Emily is tasting the real world for the first time. And she likes it.
Nixon Caldwell has served his time in the Marine Corps, surviving two brutal tours in Afghanistan. He is back home, surrounded by what he likes best…isolation. It's certainly the easiest way to avoid confrontation of the consuming guilt that is weighing him down.
When an accident brings Emily and Nix together, he soon learns he is not the master of his own fate. Struggling with his own pain, Nix tries to guard himself against Emily’s charms. He wants her in his bed, but he doesn’t want her in his heart.
Having grabbed life by the horns, Emily wants it all. But is she willing to accept just the small part of himself that Nix is offering? Or can she reach the part of his soul that he has deemed to be Off Limits?
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Captivating reading and realistic struggles
Some romance novels have the heroine Dither about and waste time over frivolous misunderstanding, creating obstacles where none exist.
In this novel, the obstacles feel real. The hero and heroine don’t waste any more time than needed to overcome them.
I love this sweet, complex, and sexy romance. Nix and Emily evolve as people and grow closer before being ripped apart by things neither clearly understand. Love brings them back together! Enjoy this well written story as much as I have.
Show don’t tell
The plot was great. But For my personal taste, this book told too much and showed too little. It definitely has potential. I would definitely read it again if the author polishes it up. The characters were a little flat. It was vague. Almost as if I was reading a diary. As a reader I like to watch scenes unfold, not be told what happened. I liked how we get nix and Emily’s point of view. But the repetition of Emily talking about the same event nix was, was getting old. Nix’s character evolution wasn’t drastically shown which disappointed me. I guess I just wanted more.