The best rules are the ones worth breaking . . .After his mother’s funeral, ex-Army Ranger Drake Sullivan wants only to disappear and drown his sorrows in whiskey. Then he sees her: Mea Jones. An untamed, sexy-as-hell whirlwind of energy. A few years ago, she showed him the best-and hottest-night of his life, then walked away without a backward glance. But he’s never stopped wanting more.When it comes to guys, Mea has rules. One night. No dating. Whatever it takes to have control and keep it. With Drake, it’s all heat and hurt and hunger, and pretty much the opposite of control. And that makes him dangerous as hell. Mea has her own demons, and falling in love-or even in lust-is strictly a no-go proposition. But she soon finds out Drake is incredibly single-minded when it comes to getting what he wants. And he’s determined to be the exception to all her rules.Reader advisory: The heroine’s past deals with dark elements some readers may find disturbing. Recommended for mature audiences only.
This book has been on my TBR for months…when Diana first messaged me about it I was SO excited. I kept watching my list dwindle and saw Man of Honor moving on up waiting for me! I haven’t read the first two books in this series of standalone but they are now on my TBR as well!
Right off the bat I loved Drake and Mea. Both individually and together. Mea is this spit fire of a tiny girl. She comes across as strong and in control. Mea is smart and sassy and would be the perfect real life BFF! Drake is this sexy ex-army ranger. He has a heart of gold and only wants to help people.
“Drake Sullivan just became more than a past mistake.”
I wasn’t sure how it would work out for them, they are both battling demons…some pretty severe ones too and I was nervous that this just wasn’t in the cards for them. Yet, they have this familiarity with one another. Not only from the one night they spent with each other, or the fact that they are in the same circle of fiends…it runs deeper than that for sure.
“She tastes like mint chocolate with the barest hint of forever.”
Them coming back together and becoming more than just a one night stand was amazing! They are just so good for one another, helping each other heal and move on and start a new life. I laughed, cried and swooned throughout this whole book and look forward to seeing them again in the future…maybe Diana?? More please??
“They seem to know everything about one another, and get each other on a level no one else does. It’s enlightening and intimidating.”
Battle Scar Series (can be read as standalones)
Last True Hero
Saved By the Seal
Man Of Honor
About the Author
I’m a Virginia girl living In South Carolina, and my beloved home in the South is the backdrop for all of my novels. I adore writing about Southern girls and boys finding their way in and out of love. I’m married to the love of my life, and we have two fabulous/crazy children and an equally crazy boxer doggie. Life is a fun roller-coaster, and I wouldn’t trade it! Now that I’m a stay-at-home-mom and have recently added author to my list of things to do, I’m busy ALL THE TIME!
My first book Color Blind, is a young adult contemporary Romance. The first series I wrote is The Ashes series, and both books are currently available, new adult contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense: Out Of The Ashes and Settling Ashes. All three books are self-published.
My newest series is called The Nelson Island series and the first book, Wanting Forever, is due out Oct. 7, 2014 from Grand Central Publishing/Forever Yours.
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