Suddenly Us by Marie Skye
This is my first book by this author and I guarantee won’t be my last. There is a lot in this story that I loved but the best part is she hit on one of my favorite characters, the ultimate strong Alpha Male!
Hawkins, ex military suffering from PTSD due to a failed mission that is haunting him every day of his life and every relationship in his life. One failed marriage that just won’t go away and a job in security protecting the girlfriend of a very rich extremely protective man.
Gwen, the best friend of the girlfriend Hawkins is hired to protect. Suffering herself from the lowest self esteem brought on by a 5 year abusive relationship and an equally bad break up, that also will just not go away, not to mention a severely non supportive family.
Gwen and Hawkins first meet and there is an undeniable attraction. Each tries to fight it because neither believes they deserve it or that it could be real. Gwen enters the dating world meeting in person a man she met online, unaware that her best friend asked Hawkins to dine at the same restaurant and keep an eye out. This first date ended as quick as it started as he fell into the same loser category, enter Hawkins who goes into protective mode immediately. Although they both try to fight the attraction what lies ahead for both of them is undeniable. Can they find their way to each other through both their haunted pasts? Can he convince her she deserves to be put first instead of second best. Can she help him through his haunted memories and be able to handle his guilt of a failed mission that he is determined to make right?
There are so many obstacles these two have to deal with in this story. Each one caught me off guard and when you think you know what’s going to happen and you have the story figured out Marie Skye tears that rug right out from underneath you. I absolutely adored the secondary characters in this book, and hope that I can read more about them in the future, as well as these two characters that tore my heart out through every page. I fell in love with both of them. He definitely has been added to my favorite book boyfriends list, and she while battling the lowest self esteem still had the strength to push his buttons at every turn. The story is beyond fantastic, and I especially loved that there were just enough sizzling hot sex scenes to make the storyline front and center. Loved it and it has all ready been added to my to be read again file.
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