Synopsis: She’s always been off-limits…
Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend’s little sister, but her return home changes that…and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco’s not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he’s not about to let her see the mess he’s become.
…but now she’s all grown up.
When Alyssa takes a job at the bar where Marco works, her carefree smiles wreak havoc on his resolve to bury his feelings. How can he protect her when he can’t stop thinking about her in his bed? But Alyssa’s not looking for protection—not anymore. Now that she’s back in his life, she’s determined to heal her forbidden hero, one touch at a time…
The First Line: “With seventy-five dollars and a maxed-out credit card to her name, Alyssa Scott sat in the driver’s seat of her beat-up Corolla and stared at the building where she hoped all her dreams would come true.”
The Good: Love Alyssa. She’s not afraid to go after what she wants, whether that’s a job or Marco.
I also love Marco. He’s a damaged hero, but he knows who he is.
When Marco and Alyssa are together, the tension is explosive and exciting. The romance is natural and not forced.
The Bad: I’ve been reading a lot of romances lately that have fallen into the same trope: girl loves older brother’s best friend who falls for girl now that she’s all grown up. Seems to be a pattern lately.
Recommendation: If you’re looking for a quick romantic beach read, this will fill that order in spades.
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