After their one-night fling at a wedding, archaeologist Henrietta "Harry" Markowitz thought she'd never see war hero Matt Stanning again. So when they're paired up to investigate a military plane crash in Iraq, she's not sure if the three-month reunion is serendipitous or cursed. What she does know is this gorgeous man lights her body on fire-and incredible sex is always a welcome distraction. Air Force Sergeant Matt Stanning has been called a hero, but he feels nothing like one when he realizes the sexy blonde in his bed is the widow of his fallen brother-in-arms. Even worse, he actually has to work with her, and she's unearthed evidence that points to a military conspiracy. If they dig deeper, they'll put their lives in danger. If they don't, they'll never know the truth-not only about the mysterious plane crash, but about each other.
The perfect mix of adventures action and heartrendingly beautiful romance!
From the sizzling hot first encounter, to the scorching fire in the second, Henrietta and Matt are not only attracted to each other, they find a special connection. When the common denominator in both of their past comes to the light, it seems like all the odds are against them ever finding happily ever after with each other. The love, romance, between Henrietta and Matt is touching, sometimes even agonizing, and most of the time sexy. With the sorrow of the past, it's shadows in the present it is a powerful, real, fresh, and emotional roll-a-coaster ride.
While Henrietta and Matt are trying to face the ghost of the past, they also have to solve a mystery, that intrigues many. They have to find out, who are the real allays, and who are they fighting against for - but also what are they fighting against for.
The mystery is mesmerizing, more and more secrets are coming to light, and twists coming to play, that makes them wonder if they can trust anyone anymore.
While the story is unfolding, there are also many interesting tidbits of information about the Iraq culture and habits, cuisine included.
Also, different forms of PTSD symptoms, origins, and what can trigger an attack are part of the story, that, as I have mentioned in previous reviews, in my opinion, is great and commendable addition to many military stories these days.
I truly enjoyed this story in every aspect, and can recommend it highly
~ Five spoons!
Emmy Curtis is an editor and a romance writer. An ex-pat Brit, she quells her homesickness with Cadbury Flakes and Fray Bentos pies. She's lived in London, Paris and New York, and has settled for the time being, in North Carolina. When not writing, Emmy loves to travel with her military husband and take long walks with their Lab. All things considered, her life is chock full of hoot, just a little bit of nanny. And if you get that reference...well, she already considers you kin.