Now that’s how you eat a…cupcake!
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Book Length (Est.): 152 Pages
After being cheated on twice, why would I ever put myself through that crap again? Marriage obviously isn’t in the cards for me. Actually, my trust in women and love has pretty much been obliterated. And if I’m being completely honest, I really want nothing to do with it ever again. Relationships? Possibly. Monogamy? Maybe. Love and marriage? Uh, hell no! If you could see me, you’d know I’m giving you the middle finger right now.
Then this little spitfire, who has plagued my dreams, waltzes back into my professional life. She hires me to investigate her dirtbag fiancé, whom she fears is cheating on her. When my findings are revealed, I offer her support and friendship…because I’m a nice guy like that.
Is it possible that she is the one who can heal my damaged heart? Or are the wounds too deep?
*Warning: For mature audiences only. Contains some sensitive situations and graphic sex scenes. Please remember that this is a work of fiction and comes from my own imagination.
***Please Note: This book may be read as a stand-alone, but will be better read within the series so that you could understand and appreciate the characters’ back stories. Also, Duke’s story is happening in the midst of Dennis and Tucker’s story, so when the third book in the trilogy is released, Duke will not have been with Arianna yet. NOT A CLIFFHANGER!
*I received ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
The War Trilogy is about Dennis and Tucker, but if love them you have to love Duke too…and this is his story.
Duke’s last tour put him in a pretty dark place, then add on two divorces due to unfaithful spouses, and he isn’t the most trusting person in the world. He is emotionally broken and has the scars on his wrists to prove it. With the help of Dennis and Tucker we’ll start putting his life back together, but that last thing he wants is to ever risk his heart again.
Arianna dated both Dennis and Tucker, but neither was the one for her. She later got engaged and a few weeks before her wedding she hired Duke to follow her fiancé to cure the bad images her best friend had put into her head about him cheating. Let’s just say he isn’t the most innocent person and when she needs a shoulder to cry on, Duke is the one who tries to make her smile.
“I don’t think friends are supposed to kiss like that, she breathes, her eyes still closed.
“What? Friends kiss like that all the time on non-dates,” I joke.
War Wounded is filled with heartbreak, pain, cheating others, and a love so sweet only a dance in the snow could relate. Oh, and lots of tips on how to enjoy frosting! Sometimes you just can’t help falling in love, even if it scares the hell out of you. And sometimes there is someone you’re meant to fight for.
I loved both Duke and Arianna, they had great chemistry throughout the pages. The ending seemed kind of rushed…things go from no to yes in a blink of the eye and then it fast forwards to give us a glimpse of what their future held. A very happy future.
This story does take place in the midst of Dennis and Tucker’s story and I’m quite interested to read book #3 to see how it’ll intertwine with this one. Not to mention I just really want to read the final book in the series.
My Favorite Laughable Moment: Duke takes good care of his body and the last thing he wants is to add unnecessary calories he’ll later have to work harder to burn off, but when you have the hots for a cupcake store owner it’s difficult to say no.
“Why don’t you try a cupcake?”
“Will it make you feel better?” I smile.
She lets out a small laugh. “Yes, it will.”
I open the container and lift out a cupcake. It smells heavenly. I peel back the paper on one side and take a bite. Oh. My God. I close my eyes and groan in pleasure. This is the absolute best cupcake that I’ve ever had! I swallow and open my eyes then glare at Arianna.
“What?” She laughs.
“I hate you! I hate you and your damn deliciously addicting cupcakes. You’re going to make me fat!”
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