Six weeks. Six dates. Six different guys.
What could go wrong?
Entrepreneur and marketing expert Jade O’Sullivan is determined to take the advice she gives her clients and think outside the box. So she’s agreed to be a dating guinea pig for a popular podcast in exchange for free advertising for her new business. It’s all fun and games until the ex she’s secretly still in love with starts hijacking her dates and her heart.
Former Army Ranger and decorated war veteran Hayden Reed is trying to put the pieces of his life together after returning to his hometown. He’s found his calling, training rescues as service dogs for veterans with PTSD. Everything is starting to fall into place, but there’s still something missing. Will Hayden have enough fight left in him to go after the only woman he’s ever loved?
A story of forgiveness, redemption, and second chances with hot sexy times, a meddling family—and a rescue dog thrown in for good measure!
Stand-alone Wishing Well romance, complete with HEA—and plenty of heat and heart along the way
Poignant, stunningly beautiful, emotional story that left me in a state of awe and a raw emotional mess.
Melanie Shawn writes steamy, sexy stories, that has plenty of humor, tight family connections, the best, most honest friendships, the kind of characters you want to fill your own life with. And the sexy times are as steamy as all get out, but even though the erotic heat is as high as possible, the emotional level goes as deep as you can imagine, balancing the stories, and at times, even breaking your heart.
Jade and Hayden got me good. The chemistry between them is sizzling, there is this amazing connection that goes all the way to their childhood. They understand each other, they get each other and balance each other ever since they were barely teenagers. But there is also the deep, consuming hurt, devastating losses of life, and heartbreak that shattered the soul.
Hayden's experiences in the military, the PTSD, the loss of friends and brothers in arms, the battle to survive the guilt, to find your place in the civilian life again, and to find his way to the one his heart has always loved, is a heartfelt struggle. I loved his honesty, his openness, his willingness to do the hard things, to do the work needed, and going the extra miles required to get where he wanted to be and with whom he wanted to share his future with.
Jade might come across as the fun-loving, directly speaking, no boundaries having, firecracker of a woman. Yet there are deep wounds in her heart, that never had the chance to properly heal, and Hayden being back at home, and now back in her life as well, is hurting more than she thought possible. The pain she knows from her past she has no desire to visit again, and if that means staying away from Hayden, so may it be.
I laughed, I smiled, I sighed, and I cried. Hayden and Jade's journey and their emotional struggles and burdens took me for a ride I didn't expect. But thankfully, there is healing, there is improvement, growth, and cure, with doses of medicine that had me even blushing, and feelings so deep, raw, honest, and sincere that went just directly to my heart. I still get emotional from all the feels in the tale while writing this review.
This is a must-read, absolutely a marvelous story you don't want to miss!
~ Five Spoons!