Whiskey, women and sleepless nights…
United States Army Captain Gabriel Hastings knew he would always follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. Serving his country was his destiny.
Until he fell in love…
When Gabe’s love affair is cut short, he turns to whiskey for comfort and swears he will never fall in love again.
Until he bumps into an unexpected angel…
By all appearances, Autumn Jones has the perfect life. Her husband, Richard, is a loving man who wants to be a father to her unborn children. But Autumn knows the truth. Richard has a controlling, dark side that leaves nothing to chance, especially Autumn. He’ll stop at nothing to make her the trophy wife he wants her to be.
When Autumn bumps into Gabe, he consumes her every thought, but she can’t act on her feelings. She’s married to a dark man she can never leave.
When he learns who Autumn’s husband really is, Gabe knows he will stop at nothing to protect her. Or is it too late for him to save his angel?
The story of Gabe and Autumn.
We start off in a Prologue of a few years prior. Gabe is in the military and in love with a fellow female o the same tour of duty. That ends in death for the poor girl, sending Gabe into a downward spiral.
Next we meet Autumn, and she has the best guy ever…until he isn't such a great guy. Abuse of all kinds makes you want to throat-punch the loser!
Gabe leaves the military to become a male escort? I guess stranger things have happened.
Anyway, Gabe figures out the abuse and knows he has to protect Autumn.
Obviously, a relationship ensues. There are some hot encounters, and I was happy this book was a complete standalone.
I had a few issues with actions and feelings that just left me feeling 'off' at times. So I decided to rate this a 4 star.
I still feel as though it is a good story overall and very enjoyable.
Romance Readers received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Kimberly Knight lives in the mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, watching the San Francisco Giants and San Jose Sharks kick butt, crushing candy on Candy Crush, playing computer games like World of Warcraft with Audrey Harte and online poker. Now that she lives near a lake, she plans on working on her tan and doing more outdoor stuff like...watching hot guys ski. However, the bulk of her time is dedicated to writing and reading Romance and Erotic fiction.