*Book 6 in The Beautiful Series or Standalone*
All Blake Johnson knows is the life of a Marine. After serving his country for eight years, he returns to his family for some rest and rehabilitation. Fighting an internal war, he battles sleepless nights as images of his former military days haunt him.
From the moment Audrey Hampton walks into his life, he is drawn to her. Her beauty leaves him breathless and weak in the knees. She kindles a spark of hope deep within his soul, igniting a part of himself he feared was missing. Her never-ending compassion for others opens his heart in a way he never dreamed.
But Audrey is hiding wounds of her own. Returning to Lake Tahoe to care for her ill mother triggers painful childhood memories of her parents’ loveless marriage, reminding her there is no such thing as true love.
Will Blake’s resolve be powerful enough to open Audrey’s sealed heart? Or will Audrey fear the past and risk losing the man who could give her life a newfound purpose?
Can two wounded souls become one?
I loved reading this book, I've been on and off with the series and didn't even realize it! I haven't all the books in the series, but you can read this one as a standalone. You're in for such a sweet read and you'll love Audrey and Blake's story.
My heart broke for Audrey, there's definitely more to her than what you see on the surface. There's a lot of hurt and pain under all of it. And once you're introduced to her parents, you'll understand why she is the way she is. She refuses to fall in love and marriage is just a concept she doesn't believe in. And then Blake joins the picture and tears down all of her walls! TEAM BLAKE! He's strong and so sweet. And his confidence, yeah he doesn't take no for an answer, so you know he'll get what he wants. Returning from his tour overseas and fighting for our country, he has some personal battles to get through and uses his R&R to find a new life. And you can bet he wants Audrey in it.
While they're both battling their own little wars, they gradually learn that they're perfect for each other. I love how Blake was so persistent towards Audrey. And as much as Audrey tried to say no, you witness her walls breaking down very slowly. They're so sweet together!
You'll definitely enjoy this read, you'll get all the feels!
Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.
Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing in my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo
Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.
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