He once picked the wrong woman… he won’t make that mistake again.
Reyes Drere came from a long line of gardeners. He’d known since he was little which way his life was going to go and it had nothing to do with planting seasons. When he joined Legendary Securities after eight years as a Navy SEAL he’d been avoiding going home and joining the family business.
The family business included an ex-fiancé he had no wish to see again. Her sister was a good friend but there was nothing more dead than a dead love – unless it was a dead ex-fiancé…
Raina is reeling from the shock of seeing the only man she’s ever loved showing up at work one day, his new boss in tow. Ice is all about plants on a grand scale, whereas Reyes appears to be all about denial.
Only the shocks continue as her twin and Reyes ex-fiancé show up dead… and he’s the one with a motive…
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Reyes comes home to San Diego with one of his' bosses, Ice. She is interested in some plants for the pool area on the compound. Reyes' family runs a large nursery business so he was ideal to ask to help her. Reyes had not returned home for two years as his former fiancee is the accountant for the nursery as well as best friend to his mother. Raina is a good friend to Reyes and the twin to his ex-fiancee (Reana) while she also works at the nursery. Way back when, both Reyes and Raina were attached to each other but Reana was jealous and got his attentions first.
These two have to deal with the past, of him being engaged to her sister, as well as two deaths. There was a lot of drama between Reyes and Raina with their family members. The intrigue into who was the murderer was a little dicey and could have gone a couple of different ways but I was able to figure it out this time!!! Yay to me.
It was nice to see Reyes get his HEA with someone that he should have had a long time ago but like he said in the book things happen for a reason and they were two totally different people years ago.
I loved having the dual POV. Being able to see inside Raina's thoughts into how she was dealing with being attracted to someone for them to fall for her sister and how she is adjusting now was priceless. I really felt for her and she was much more relatable to because of it.
There is a bedroom scene with some detail, it was not overly graphic like some books can be. While you don't have to read any of the prior books to read this, I would start at the beginning to really understand the business and closest of the characters.
Reyes’s Raina (Choices and Second Chances)
Reyes, a member of Legendary Security (also known as Heroes for Hire) returns home with his boss Ice to his family's nursery to select plants for the compound. Within minutes of arriving at the nursery his past appears with a bang. Tragedy takes place in many forms. Both Reyes and Raina step up and protect, rediscovering the chemistry they saw only in glimpses during their younger days.
I found myself wanting to reach through the pages to slap some sense into the drama queens and to hug some very special people. A well written tale with wonderful characters. This is a standalone book but the series makes each book even better. Many of the characters have multiple appearances within the series.
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This is book 17 in the Heroes For Hire series and it features Reyes and Raina. I couldn’t imagine having a mother like Annemarie or Melissa, or a sister like Reana. They are terrible women! Poor Raina. Her boss, her mother AND her sister! It’s a wonder she’s still sane. As horrible as Reana was to everyone, I felt sorry that she couldn’t really be herself for fear of judgment. Something like that really messes with your mind. That’s a sad way to live. I wish we would have seen the bada$$ Navy SEAL come out of Reyes but sadly all we saw was the introvert. The story line was good and so were the characters. The mystery and suspense were fantastic!