Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 3
After her husband Gage is killed in combat, Madi Melbourne finds out just how hard being a widow can be. She’s been left destitute piecing together a life she never knew Gage was living, and as the puzzle takes shape she begins to fall apart.
Rafe McCarthy has always been known as the unit playboy. Having never married and childless he finds himself examining his life and looking at the what-ifs, then a beautiful widow moves in next door and he begins to discover something he never knew existed inside of him.
Learning to trust…
How can he convince her to trust again and place that trust in him? Will he be able to live up to the responsibility he has taken in teaching her love again?
Let me say, I loved the book and I fell in love with the characters. Their story is so realistic that I felt as if they were my friends.
Madi Melbourne was starting life over after the death of her army husband. What she thought was a happy marriage wasn't all that happy, so now she moved back to her hometown in Fort Leonard Wood near a marine base. Tired of always being in debt for a debt that wasn’t hers, Madi needed a fresh start. What was a bonus was her neighbor Rafe McCarthy. Too bad she didn't trust him. Her trust was something, Gage, her first husband, took to the grave with him.
Rafe was in the marines for life. When he met Madi he was out to have a good time only, but then he knew she was the woman for him. Too bad she didn't trust herself or him to give it a chance. He was a good guy and he would prove to her that good guys win the girl in the end. He had to prove that he was a man of his word and get her to live in the present not the past with her ghost.
Through all the hardships, Rafe is a man who Madi learned to depend on and love again. He made her feel like a woman cherished while teaching her what she craves is right in his arms.
Theirs is a true love story with their share of disagreements and trials. The story had me from the first paragraph and is a must read if you want a real man falling in love with a real woman.
5 Tea Cups!