This is not and easy love story. They truly have to fight to get their HEA. There are bad guys after them, but also a twist that tears the heart from your chest as you read it. I loved this book!! This series has a special place in my heart, and will always be a must read. ~ KcLu, Guilty Pleasures
Stanton Rourke lives life on the edge. The steely South African mercenary is dangerous in every way…especially to Clarisse Carrington’s heart.
She and Rourke were playmates as children, but she’s not the innocent girl he once knew. When tragedy robbed Clarisse of her entire family, her life was changed forever. Besides, she’s a grown woman now, and there are secrets that hold her back from succumbing to her pursuer.
As she struggles to keep her distance, sparks as hot as a Texas summer fly between them. But danger is following Clarisse, leaving her no choice but to rely on Rourke, even as the old wounds lying dormant between them flare up again…
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Fans of Diana Palmer know what they are getting with each book. There isn’t much of a surprise that he heroine is often a virgin, and the hero is often angry for some reason. I truly don’t know how she keeps giving us this formula, and knocking it out of the park. Each book draws me into its net, and I don’t want out until the bad guys are caught, the guy gets the girl, and I have chuckled once or twice by the antics of the people of Jacobsville. The men she writes about are alpha males that have issues. They aren’t these perfect men that always say the “right” thing to get the girl. Often times they have to work hard to get their big feet out of their mouths. Rourke is the king of those traits, and I loved him all the more for it.
Rourke has spent years believing a lie that kept him away from the woman he wants most in this world. To do that he had to be beyond cruel to her, going as far as to make her believe that he hated even the touch of the touch of her. But he was always the first one there when she was in trouble. Now he knows the truth, and he is going to do what ever it takes to make her believe that he has always loved her.
Clarisse has loved Rourke since the moment she met him when she was a young girl. She spent all of her life following him around like a puppy, so it has been hard living in a world where he hates even the site of her. She doesn’t know how to deal with the truth that he actually loves her, and that someone was willing to lie to keep them apart. But once she opens her heart and arms to him, there is no turning back for her. He is her world. But could fate be so cruel as to keep them apart again??
This is not and easy love story. They truly have to fight to get their HEA. There are bad guys after them, but also a twist that tears the heart from your chest as you read it. I loved this book!! This series has a special place in my heart, and will always be a must read. Hope y’all love it as much as I do!!!