Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length (Est.): 384 Pages
Some things you don’t dare let go . . .
Melanie O’Bryan knows life is too short to be afraid of taking chances. And former Air Force sergeant Bennett Hart is certainly worth taking a chance on. He’s agreed to help her students with a school project, but she’s hoping the handsome handyman will offer her a whole lot more. Yet despite his heated glances and teasing touches, Mel senses there’s something holding him back . . .
Bennett Hart is grateful to be alive and back home in Mirabelle, Florida. Peaceful and uncomplicated-that’s all he’s looking for. Until a spunky, sexy-as-hell teacher turns his life upside down. After one smoldering kiss, Bennett feels like he’s falling without a parachute. But with memories of his past threatening to resurface, he’ll have to decide whether to keep playing it safe, or take the biggest risk of all.
Melanie, Mel to all those who love her, is a high school math teacher with curly hair that loves to frizz in the wonderful southern humidity. Since her accident, she had been shot in book two – Undeniable, she’d been getting a lot of attention from a certain somebody who had caught her eye way before her run in with a bullet. Though a nice friendship wasn’t exactly what she had in mind when she thought about him.
“Mel was a Southern girl through and through, and there was just something about a guy in a truck that drove her crazy. And Bennett in a truck? Yeah, there were absolutely no words.”
But, if you were to ask him he’d simple say: “We’re just friends.”
When Bennett Hart had been shot down in Afghanistan it had broken more than his body. He decided to never share his pain with anyone. He was better off alone. That is until Mel turns his world upside down.
You can only run so much and so far before the love of a good woman catches up with you.
This book has added additional characters that the others did not have, including ex-military friends of Bennett’s and students of Mel’s. But my favorite is Hamilton, Mel’s younger brother. I love his unfiltered comments to both Mel and Bennett.
“I’m pretty sure they were making out in the supply closet this afternoon,” Hamilton announced to the table.
“Your intentions are written plain as day on your face, and it’s rather disturbing as it’s directed toward my sister. Maybe you should calm it down there, buddy.”
My Favorite Part: Mel’s “My I Didn’t Kick the Bucket List”
I loved everything on it, including the ones Bennett later added. But I definitely loved #6!
My Favorite Moment: There are many, but I’m pretty fond of the locker room discussion between Bennett, Preston, Tripp, and Shep.
Overall, I give this 5 stars!
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