Series: Crash and Burn #1
on August 21, 2018
As Darby Dixon sits in a tiny Texas church bathroom on her wedding day holding a positive pregnancy test, she realizes that of all the bad decisions she's made in her life, marrying her abusive fiancé would be the worst. She's never been able to stand up for herself, but she'll sure as hell stand up for her baby. With just the cash she has on hand, she runs to get a bus ticket to the farthest place she can afford. Between her sheer grit and pageant-queen smile, she lands a job as a front desk clerk at the Colorado Springs Hotel. It's not a glamorous life, but she and her baby are all that matters.
A former Marine, Scott "Trex" Trexler has worked in the most dangerous, corrupt, war-torn places on earth. Now he finally has a chance to return to the last place he'd felt at peace--Colorado Springs, Colorado, to take a new job with the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, a top-secret military installation buried deep within the granite.
The moment Trex walks into the inn, Darby knows he's dangerous. There's no way she wants to get involved with another man who seems to be keeping way too many secrets. As charming and devastatingly gorgeous as Trex is, he clearly isn't telling her everything. But as wildfires rage on the mountain and Darby's ex-fiancé shows he isn't so willing to let her go, both she and Trex are soon to find out that what you don't know absolutely can hurt you.
When you get a second chance to find your happiness, you don’t think twice before grabbing it.
What an amazing story! Full of emotions and drama. If you’ve read the blurb, you’ll know we have a pregnant runaway bride as a heroine, determined to leave her abusive fiancé and go as far away as possible from him, to make a better life for her baby and herself. She gets to Colorado, where she meets a former Marine, Trex. He’s that kind of hero that believes in true soulmates, love at first sight and he’s simply been waiting for Darby all his life.
It’s beautiful to see a man so in love with a woman he doesn’t even know, but he feels she’s the one. It’s a struggle though, to convince her as well of that, especially since she’s sworn of any military/police/firefighter man, because of her ex.
The story is full of suspense and so exciting, you’ll have trouble breathing. Your heart will break for Darby, but you will definitely fall instantly in love with Trex, no doubt about. You’ll cheer Darby from the sidelines to continue being so strong and brave and you’ll keep your fingers crossed for her to trust Trex with her heart.
This is definitely a book worth reading and a series that promises a lot of great stories, especially since we have Jamie McGuire as the author and we all know how amazing she is. ❤️
“ARC provided through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.”