There isn't one thing I didn't love about this book. This is by far my favorite by Lacey. It will definitely be a constant on my go-to-reread pile.
Paisley suffered so much in her life that my heart broke for her. Everything she did was to please her Mom, a certified shrew of a horrible Mother. Paisley was essentially pushed into show business by her Mom. However, everything she ever wanted, true happiness and love, was finally within her grasp (including the strength to stand up to her Mom) until it was brutally taken away from her. Barrett, aka Bare, works for Paisley's Dad and is with Paisley when she awakens in the hospital. He's the first person she sees and she gets the devastating news about her loss from him.
The story picks up five years later, with Paisley visiting her Dad and seeing Bare. Paisley is just exisiting and Bare has fallen in love with her over the years as they've become close friends. Thankfully, she decides to live again and gives Bare and a HEA a chance. I liked Bare from the beginning and adored his devotion to Paisley. There's one part that I don't want to give away because I don't want to take that dreamy moment away from you, but I will say I completely fell in love with Bare in the scene where he revealed something to Paisley about his life since he met her five years ago. He solidified himself as permanent book boyfriend status at this point. I cheered and eeped in sheer joy. Lacey could've taken that a different route and I love that she chose this one. I will forever be a loyal fan because of this book and that scene. I can't wait to see what's next for the Knight's Watch. I have a feeling this will be one of my favorite series. I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars. I wanted to immediately reread it and nothing else caught my eye or held my attention because of a book hangover from this beautiful story. Read this. You'll love it. I know you'll want to thank me for the recommendation, so keep in mind I'm not big on chocolate or flowers. I do love Amazon gift cards though. ;-)