Struggling with both PTSD and the trauma of his ex-wife's infidelity, retired marine Wesley Holt seeks a simple civilian life. His favorite waitress at the Perfect Diner secretly stirs his heart. Yet Wes - scarred by betrayal and racked by guilt over his fallen comrades in Afghanistan - stays quiet, convinced he can never love again...or be loved.
Waitress and single mother Carlie Stewart hides fear behind her smile. Her ex-husband has escaped from prison and wants their son - and revenge. When the fugitive arrives to wreak havoc, Wes insists Carlie and her son stay with him for protection. Finally daring to let her guard down, Carlie divulges her dark past to Wes, and, to her surprise, Wes appreciates her strengths and longs to trust her with his tattered heart. The safer they feel with each other, the more trust and passion grow. But can they overcome the demons in their pasts - and the heartbreak they've carried into the present - to build a lasting future together?
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"Pretty Engaging Entry In this Series"
This series, about a group of ex service people working at a furniture company in Indiana has been consistently good. There is enough emotion, angst and damage to keep the characters sympathetic and back story to keep it interesting. I don't think this fourth book in the series is as strong as at least two of the earlier entires, but it was still worth reading. There isn't much humor, but you do like the characters. And the ending is positive. Dove does a good job with narration.
A great series. Really get a feel for the car.
Eric G. Dove is one of my favorite narrators and was glad to see him chosen for this book (he narrates the Bluegrass Series by Kathleen Brooks). Wish he would have been picked to perform for all books in this series.
Totally loved this entire series. The storylines and characters were very well developed and kept me interested from beginning to end.
"Another great books of this wonderful series however I hope there is at least one more to come."
I love this series as I have said before all of the characters are so relatable to today's time it's very easy to start this book or the first book and just not be able to put it down. With it being a series I'm glad I found all of them before I started reading in the wrong order however if you come across this and then find out that you're actually reading the last books instead of the first books 1st it doesn't matter it's still will make sense which I love that about series. But I do have a request for the author I would really like one last book to wrap it all up from the characters of this last book and then the very last follow up on all the other characters that we've met through theis four books journey.
I have loved this series from the beginning. And this latest does not disappoint. Loved seeing the two main characters grow and develops
"Another "PERFECT" Love Story!!!"
I loved how strong they were for each other, both putting the other before themselves. It's what we all want in a PERFECT romance! Love your books, Barbara Longley! I've read them all! -Felicia Johnson
"Where were Kate Rudd or Nick Podel?"
Got used to these two narrators, so Eric Dove's voice just didn't fit in. I hope Barbara Longley writes more in this series.
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