New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson’s last Westmoreland bachelor is a navy SEAL on a mission to protect the woman who got away…
After five years, navy SEAL Brisbane Westmoreland is back home on his ranch and ready to reclaim the woman he left behind. But when he tracks her to Dallas, he’s in for a shock.
Crystal Newsome isn’t ready to forgive Bane for saying he loved her then vanishing from her life. Only now the beautiful chemist needs his protection.
As their own irresistible chemistry takes over once again, can Bane keep Crystal safe and convince her they can have the second chance they both deserve?
Bane and Crystal fell in love at the rebellious young adult years, and were obsessed with each other's company, to the point that their families felt the need to separate them. But on Crystal's 18th birthday, Bane and Crystal got secretly married, promising they would hold on to their love and commitment, until they could be together again.
Five years later, with no communication between them than one phone call early on, Bane is ready to build a life together with Crystal. His SEAL career is going well, and he feels like he has something to offer to Crystal, a focused, mature man, with future goals.
Crystal had lost hope that Bane would ever come to find her, as the years went by. In Bane's absence, Crystal sets her focus on school, and is ready to get her PhD in just a few short months. Even though there seems to be some trouble, and odd interest, in the research she is conducting for her PhD, that has scared Crystal. She is ready to go hiding from the trouble, when out of the blue, after five years, Bane shows up at her doorsteps, ready to be her husband.
I liked that Bane and Crystal didn't immediately fall into each other's arms, at least permanently. Five years without communication is a long time, and especially with age and situation they had been, people change. They got to know each other again, filled the gap in between the years of separation, and worked on the hurt and pain the separation had cost them.
The threat Crystal's research has cost, comes to knocking as well, and soon they are fleeing across the States, escaping the menace, with the help of Bane's connections. The fear and danger intensify their feelings, and brings them closer together, opening up a highway directly to each other's hearts.
A great and entertaining mix a bittersweet, steamy, second chance romance, danger and action, and family's support. Lots of romance and passionate moments as Bane and Crystal get acquainted again, while on the run.
~ Four Spoons
A New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling and award-winning author of more than seventy-five romance titles, Brenda is a recent retiree who divides her time between family, writing and traveling with her husband.
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