Navy SEAL Dustin Frank can handle physical pain; it's his soul that needs mending. After losing part of his leg in an explosion, the panic triggered by his PTSD nearly drives him over the edge. So Dustin retreats to the Eagle Ridge Ranch, a charming hideaway tucked into the Hill Country of Texas. There he finds solace in the arms of a shy beauty who reawakens desires he thought he'd lost forever—and who makes him want to lose control, just when he needs it most.
Kelcee Todd sees beyond Dustin's scars to the real man beneath: fiercely protective, strong yet tender. She wants nothing more than to feel his battle-hardened hands on her body. However, Kelcee is not the ordinary small-town girl she appears to be. Her brother is a killer with ties to the Russian mob, and after her testimony put him in prison, he's out and eager for revenge. Now Dustin is her best defense, even if it could cost him everything. Kelcee could never ask him to make that sacrifice . . . but she can't stop him, either.
|This was a good story about two people that are both looking for a place to heal. Dustin Franks is dealing with losing part of his leg and the scars physically, and emotionally from the mission, he was on that not only caused his injuries but also took the life of one of his teammates and friend. Now dealing with PTSD and just being around people he ends up in Hill Country Texas with his former commander and a couple of other teammates. He also meets a local lady Kelcee Todd, and their first time meeting does not go very well. He is actually rude to her. She though is one feisty Irish women and gives as good as he dishes out. They end up talking on the phone and slowly they begin to form a bond and he is wanting to spend more time with her. Everything is good between them until he has a flashback and it scares him because he feels he will hurt her. So he walks away. That is until he finds out that she is living in the town as part of the witness protection and now someone has found out about her old identity. He is upset that no one is letting him in on the plans but she tells him he didn’t walk away but ran so she had to do things to protect her herself. He finally gets his head out of his a-s and gets with the program. Overall a good book, I liked the characters, especially June bug and the scene with her migraine. A good book. I got this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com