Ex-Army Ranger Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be. Home from Afghanistan, Gabe can't stop thinking about that one horrible night on the battlefield, a night that changed his life forever. He knows he's messed up, but with the help of a little beer and a lot more women, he's keeping it together. Until he meets Madison Hill.
Madison is happily single - or so she thinks. After the tragic death of her parents, she took on the responsibility of running the family restaurant, and that's just about all she has time to worry about. Until she meets Gabriel Vincent.
Though they don't realize it at first, Gabe and Maddy will soon develop a weakness: each other. But Gabe has a secret, a hidden monster that he's afraid Maddy could never overcome. And Maddy is dealing with issues she fears Gabe won't understand. They quickly realize they need each other to be whole, but they have demons to fight - and the problem with demons is that they never die quietly. Can they find a way to heal the past - before they lose each other?
©2014 Courtney Cole (P)2014 Hachette Audio
Cole keeps your imaginative thoughts answered with a sequel that picks up where we left off in a nonconventional way. I love how she can illustrate the journey of Madison's controlling personality while fully capturing new characters and their perilous journeys too. Some parts in the first half were off putting at first because you are wondering about Gabe and Madi; but, she--of course--does an outstanding job pulling everything together as if it were real life. Cole is a very talented writer--she writes believably, boldly, shockingly and intensely. It's addicting, it's synergism. I very much appreciated her epilogue over PTSD, it made me cry--for the 12th time over listening to the book--and her gratitude for the many men and women whose life decision was the military. I love her books.
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