Georgie was sixteen when Deck, her brother’s best friend and military team leader, paid an awful visit to tell her family their son, her beloved brother, was dead. Sweet Georgie went crazy, hurtling off the rails in her grief. In the following years, Deck kept close to her sassy new persona, pulling her out of trouble and saving her ass on multiple occasions. He made a promise to Conner to look after his baby sister, and especially to not let her date guys like them. Well, that dog just ain’t gonna hunt.
Georgie sasses Deck (she calls the big guy “Sweet Pea”) but deep down has always had a thing for him. But he’s as hard as steel, inside and out. He’s never going to yield to what she really wants, so she needs to cut him off.
Deck is thinking similarly. Georgie might own her own coffee shop now and have grown up a little, but she still puts herself into bad situations as she knows she has a safety net. Him. He’ll drop everything to drag her drunk ass out of a bar. He facilitates her and he knows he needs to cut her off too.
But Georgie had a secret. And when Deck suspects this, he’ll stop at nothing to find out what it is. The secrets that bring them together can also tear them apart.
Now, the sexual tension in the first half of this book was phenomenal. I felt so much for these two. They wanted each other SO MUCH (hurray for dual perspective,) but it wasn’t happening. This was very well drawn and built up. Hot looks, or glares, in Deck’s case, outrageous flirting, pushing and pulling at one another. I loved it.
The characters themselves were also great. Georgie’s a funny and warm heroine, all attitude but flawed and relatable. What she’s got up her sleeve was a little shocking too. I liked her a lot. And Deck, well, he’s hot. Strong and silent and a highly capable military leader and as Georgie would put it – a cupcake. Yum.
But there were flaws to the pacing which affected my enjoyment. I found the action drifted in the middle and loads of story was wedged in at the end. But it was a good and interesting tale so it didn’t deter me from reading.
This is book 1 of a series (it’s not a romance cliffhanger, but there is a continuing theme to book 2) but makes references to loads of characters who don’t feature at all in the action. I had to go check out what this was about and it turns out it’s a spin-off. Georgie and Deck feature elsewhere. So I’ve gone back and bought book 1 of that series, and you’ll see a review here soon.
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by Nashoda Rose
Release Date: November 24, 2014