All former Navy SEAL Mason Lawson craves is solitude. Unfortunately, his new neighbor won’t allow him the peace he so desperately needs. Between the traffic and the music, Mason is constantly on edge—not exactly what the doctor ordered for someone recovering from a bullet to the leg. However, when he finally has enough and confronts his neighbor, nothing can prepare him for how hot he’d get for the teacher next door.
Piano teacher, Skylar Jernigan, loves everything about the town of Jessamine—from the quaint Main Street shops to the people who own them. Unfortunately, once she’s chewed up and spit out by her sexy neighbor, Skylar begins to question her decision to move to a new town. Until, that is, she learns he’s suffering from a war wound and refuses to have anything to do with his family.
Now, Skylar is determined to help Mason recover—mentally, physically and socially—until he turns the tables and sets out to seduce Skylar right out of her meddling ways. Only seduction turns into something more and soon, Mason can’t stop looking for excuses to be with her. But when the Navy wants Mason to reenlist for a dangerous mission, will Skylar be too irresistible for him to leave?
Oh, I adore this story. It was refreshing, fun, joyful, and loving, it made me smile, even laugh out loud, and sigh so deeply.
First, the therapy dog, Bomber deserves a special mention. I have read several books where veterans with severe PTSD have used them, and Bomber is just amazing in his job, and in his attention to Mason.
Mason and Skylar has a true and real connection. She seems to be the only one, who can calm Mason's symptoms, and soul. Skylar stood up for him, they were a team, she took care of him, and gave new reasons to look forward to a new day. How she got his back, even with the meddling family, and made it possible for him to have a relationship with the large family, was admirable. The dialog in the story is so entertaining and fun, it cracked me up.
The conflict in their relationship was not overplayed, it was a serious matter, but Mason took his responsibility in it, and I loved the solution, how they arrived into it. Skylar's understanding towards the situation that Mason is in, the way they took care of each other, and not the least, the incredible steaming hot connection they have, was completely swoon worthy.
I'm so glad I run into this story, and I am looking forward to the next installment of the series, coming out in August. Truly, a fun summer read!
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me