He’s my best friend’s older brother.
He’s quiet, brooding, sinfully sexy …
Dark hair, a scruffy square jaw, and deep lines of muscle I trace my fingers along slowly, followed by my lips…
He always does what’s right.
They say you get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
Well, I’m brave.
And I want him.
Everybody has them.
Big, small, innocent… forbidden.
Mindy was a line I should never have crossed.
But I did.
She was beautiful… sassy and tempting,
And rules were made to be broken.
We broke them all.
Now I’m home, released from service with hidden scars.
Now my secrets are the demons that grow stronger every day.
I try to send her away, but I can’t let her go.
She’s my reason to fight, and I’ll walk through hell to be the man she deserves.
To give her a reason to stay here with me.
(HERE WITH ME is a STAND-ALONE best friend’s older brother, second-chance, military romance. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)
“I’m ready to go anywhere with him.”
“Like a magnet to steel, I’m drawn to her.”
“She keeps me in my place. She holds me steady. She’s my anchor, but she’s more than that. She’s my morning star, guiding me through the darkest night and leading me home.”
Here With Me is an emotional second chance romance and it follows the story of Mindy and Sawyer. For Mindy, it’s always been Sawyer. Ever since she was a little girl there is no one she loved or wanted more. He’s quiet, broody and everything Mindy wants. Over the years, their bond has grown stronger and with each day, Mindy hopes that Sawyer will finally see her for the woman she is and not the girl that she used to be…..They say that war changes a man, and truer words have never been spoken. Sawyer has seen and done things that will haunt him forever. When Sawyer returns home, he’s not the same man he used to be. He’s got scars and demons he can’t let go of. As much as he wants Mindy, he doesn’t want her tangled up in the mess his life has become. Only a connection like Sawyer and Mindy’s is too hard to ignore. No matter how hard he fights it, he can’t deny that he needs Mindy just as much as she needs him. Will Mindy finally get her chance with Sawyer? Will Sawyer be able to keep his demons at bay? There’s only one way to find out….
Here With Me is a beautiful and emotional second chance romance. From the moment I met Mindy and Sawyer, I was hooked. Sawyer’s life has been anything but easy, but there was always one constant, and that was Mindy. Mindy was always there for Sawyer, through thick and thin. She was the one that he could always count on and the one bright spot in his life, aside from family. And Mindy, she had the biggest heart. When she loves someone, she goes in 100% and gives her all. She is stronger than she looks and isn’t afraid of making tough decisions no matter how much they hurt.
The push and pull between Sawyer and Mindy was intense. I loved all of their will they/won’t they moments. The chemistry between them just oozed off the pages and I couldn’t wait to see how their story would play out. However, the road to happily ever after for these two was not an easy one. You see, Sawyer had a lot of demons that he had to deal with and not owning up to them was wreaking havoc in his life. He had to not only deal with the past, but decide was was worth fighting for. Mindy also had some tough decisions ahead of her. As much as she loved Sawyer, she couldn’t live her life in limbo. Mindy had to figure out what she wanted from this life and along the way she not only found her self, but also found a strength she didn’t know she had in her.
Here With Me took my emotions on one heck of a rollercoaster ride. I fell head over heels for Sawyer and Mindy and couldn’t help but root for the two of them to find their way back to one another.
Here With Me is a captivating and entertaining story. It’s filled with love and heartache, angst and determination. It’s a story of family, love and friendship. A story of learning from the past and finding who you are and what is worth fighting for. I loved seeing the familiar faces from previous stories and how they intertwined with this one. I appreciated the way the author dealt with the tough moments and left us aching for the sweet ones. Here With Me was everything that I was hoping from and then some. It is the perfect story to spend your day getting lost in. I hope you will check out Here With Me and fall helplessly in love with these characters and their story as I did….
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*