The scenes are full of imagery and the main characters are well-rounded. There were a couple of spots where you could tell the author stopped and started up again during the writing process, but they weren't too bad. The language is clean, but there are a couple of graphic scenes. All said; this is a wonderful read. I recommend this work for those who enjoy action and romance.
Blurb:Navy SEAL Jack Taggart attends his friend's wedding, hoping to catch some much-needed downtime between deployments. When criminals kidnap the beautiful wedding singer, he knows that he must rescue her, at all costs, if need be.
Darci O'Shea jumped at the opportunity for a little adventure when she took the job of wedding singer in the tropics, but she didn't expect to be kidnapped by a band of thieves. Nor did she expect her rescuer to be a groomsman who could handle a gun as if he'd been born with it.
Will the battle between their inner demons be the hardest one to fight, or will they find rescue in each other's arms?
Content Warning: Sexual content
It's a story about the rockiness of Marine marriages and how one couple seeks to find themselves, and each other. The family dynamics are complicated, a couple of times I had to stop and think about whom was whom, but they are a great bunch of characters just waiting for you to fall in love with them. I'll tell you, in my head, older men have never been so sexy! Thanks, for the great read, Denisea!
Twenty-seven years, more than a dozen deployments, five kids…and one missing wife.
After twenty-seven years of marriage and service to his country, Gavin McIntyre returns from what he hopes will be his last deployment before either reaching the highest attainable enlisted rank in the Marine Corps or retiring. But what he returns to leaves him flat aback with a busted mast and broken rudder. His wife is a no show for the homecoming. Using the ages old adage of improvise, adapt, and overcome, he makes his way home only to discover, she hasn’t simply forgotten to pick him up from the bus, she’s gone. In her wake, Gavin finds his home set up boot camp style and twenty dollars in the cookie jar, but any evidence he’s ever had a wife or five children with her is deplete.
Pregnant at sixteen and married to a marine in a less than romantic ceremony courtesy of the local Justice, Raylyn McIntyre has spent almost three decades playing the dutiful patriotic wife, catering to the whims of the military. She’s lost track of how many places she’s lived, how many deployments she’s endured, and how many tears she’s shed. But most of all, she’s lost track of herself. With a husband who’s so wrapped up in saving the world he can’t see he’s losing his family, Ray resorts to the one tactic he might understand…a full frontal attack with extreme prejudice, which proves to get Gavin’s waning attention.
Nothing good ever comes easy, though, and just when her choice of battle plan seems to be working, tragedy befalls their family. As Ray and Gavin struggle to find center, they also struggle with the notion that forgiveness of self is often the only path to forgiveness of another, and that path is not only bumpy but filled with pitfalls.