|Ian Walser isn't so good amongst people anymore, and hasn't been since he left the army. So when he escapes his welcome home party, seeking fresh air, he literally knocks a woman off her feet. He finds she's the key to helping him overcome his fear. If only he can get her to stick around long enough to give him a chance.
Finding love is something Roxanne Stokes is dead set against. However, she's intrigued by the handsome man that she bumps into on the way to meet her best friend for her brother's welcome home party. Little does she know that the man before her is the very man whose party she's on her way to?
This book had me completely captivated from the moment the hero and heroine met. Literally Ian swept her off her feet, although I don't think he meant to do it quite the way he did. The plot was great and I loved the obstacles these two had to fight to find their way back to each other when it seemed impossible for them to be together. The dialogue was excellent and showed the struggles both the hero and heroine had to fight to get through each day without wanting to run away – Ian with his post traumatic stress from his days in the army and Roxanne with her abandonment issues. Who wouldn't want to run away to somewhere else and leave it all behind for just a little while? It was just good that they found each other as it seemed both helped the other cope. The sex scenes were hot and illustrated the intense chemistry these two had from the moment they met. Then again, Ian did sweep her off her feet. What I liked so much about Roxanne was her strength and how determined she was to help Ian, even knowing that it wasn't good for her because she so easily could become attached to him. While with Ian, I loved his pursuit of Roxanne and how he wouldn't allow her to just toss him aside as if he was nothing.
Overall, although I hadn't read the first book in this series I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It can be read as a stand-alone, but now that I've read this one I'm really looking for to picking myself up a copy of the first one in this series. Also, I can't wait to read more of this series in the future because I believe that the secondary characters especially Ian's best friend Nathan, deserves his own tale.