Will the light that fills her draw him out of the darkness?
Special Forces veteran Gabriel Coronado is haunted by nightmares that keep him in the shadows, exiling himself from human companionship as he wrestles with his demons. Walking the night to outrun his memories of those he wasn't able to save, he comes to the rescue of a small, valiant woman who puts herself in danger to save a young runaway.
Jilly Sullivan's life is dedicated to making a difference for the poor, championing one hopeless cause after another, spending time in the worst parts of town. When a desperate criminal overpowers her and a nameless hero saves her from harm, both their courses are altered forever.
Gabriel finds himself drawn to the vibrant light that is Jilly, and she lures him from the darkness in which he's most comfortable. The more time they spend together, the more powerful their bond becomes. He comes to the defense of a young boy victimized by a brutal drug dealer, and when that drug dealer assaults Jilly in retaliation, Gabriel rescues her but quickly retreats to the darkness where he believes he belongs. Can Jilly, rocked by her brush with evil, convince this man to believe that he deserves to live in the light?
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I’ve read all 30 Texas Heroes and have loved them all! However, I think this has been the only story Thad had me in tears multiple times! I was fully invested from the first, but when the romance adds innocent children and they all rescue each other.... Fantastic read!
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Texas Rescue is book 8 in the Lone Star Lovers series (Texas Heroes book 30). Another amazing end to a series within a series by Jean Brashear!!
Jilly Sullivan has a big heart and is helping those less fortunate by building homes like Habit for Humanity but on one particular evening while going to check on one such home she is assaulted and if not for the shadow in the dark man it could have been a lot worse. She wants to find the man who saved her but not knowing who he is, where he came from or how to find him it won't be easy. When she encounters him again helping the young man who was part of why she was assaulted, she is determined to find out more about him because he sparks something deep inside her and learns his name is Gabriel.
Gabriel Coronado is ex military who has healed from his wounds but not the PTSD. His struggles keep him from moving on with life after war and when he see Jilly being attacked on two different occasions his instincts are to help her at all cost to himself. He is determined to not get involved with her but she is constantly sticking her nose where it doesn't belong...
Can Jilly show Gabriel that with her growing feeling for him she can help bring him out of the shadows into the light and have a life worth living and can he help her understand her feelings because of her attacks?
Amazing, well written, gets you from the start and doesn't let go til the last word is read!! Wish I could give it more stars!!
This story completely did me in. This has to be the best story in this series. Jilly and Gabriel’s story is so intense. He is dealing with PTSD along with survivor’s guilt both for those he couldn’t save and his self imposed abandonment of his grandmother. Jilly, the Sunshine of the family, has her light dimmed (can’t give away specifics). Seeing Jilly this way is so heartbreaking. Jean uses her magic to make this story the best happily ever after. Definitely a story worth spending time with.