When one touch isn’t enough, why resist?
Road trips are supposed to be fun. Or, at least, full of hot sex. For photographer Lilly Grayson, the fifteen-hour drive to her friend’s wedding with Nate Jennings will be neither. Not that Nate isn’t sexy—the man is six-foot-three-inches of mouth-watering Marine. But Lilly’s been there, done that…and he walked away. Now it’s time for a little payback. The kind that’ll make a man desperate for a taste of what he can’t have.
And Nate wants a taste—so badly that he can barely keep his hands on the wheel. But the scars and ghosts of his last tour still haunt him. He can’t give into temptation, not this time. Lilly deserves a whole man—one who can love her the way she deserves to be loved, even if she doesn’t believe it can happen. And that can’t be Nate. Not when he’s leaving again in two weeks, and this time, he’s not sure he’ll return…
It’s been a while since I’ve read a book featuring a truly, truly tormented hero. Nate Jennings is such a hero. Nate, a Marine Search and Rescue helicopter pilot, survived a crashed in which the seven people he was supposed to take to safety died. Ever since, he’s been living with survivors guilt. In fact, his guilt goes back to the day he enlisted, with him running away from his sick and dying mother, leaving his younger brother to handle everything.
Lilly Grayson started out as NOT one of my favorite heroines. Initially, she comes across as being an ungrateful witch with a capital “B”. I mean, she has a good reason not to like Nate. She just takes her acts and outrage a little too far. But once she lets her walls down and sees Nate for someone other than the donkey’s behind she believes him to be, she’s not so bad.
Tempted by the Soldier takes you on an emotional, heart-breaking roller coaster ride as Nate deals with his past demons and his desire to have the future he wants but doesn’t feel he deserves.
Release Date: February 24, 2014
Book Length: 206 pages
Reviewed by: Kim
Reading Format: Available only in eBook
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