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Series: Badd Brothers #2
Published by: Self Published
on January 20, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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I was a Sixty-Eight Whiskey—a combat medic. So when I hear someone shout “MEDIC!” training just kicks in. It’s automatic, immediate. I don’t think I even saw the guy whose leg I tended to, not really. All I saw was him. Zane Badd. His tuxedo fit him like he’d been sewn into it, and his eyes reflected the fury and the hardness of a combat veteran, but when he looked at me, he just…softened. By the time I had his brother patched, Zane and I were both covered in blood, and I knew I had to have him.
The trouble with Zane isn’t getting him, it’s keeping him.
And the trouble with me is, even if I could hold onto a man like Zane, I wouldn’t know what to do with him. It’s not in my nature, and if life has taught me anything, it’s to not trust anyone, least of all men like Zane. He’s a warrior through and through, hard, muscular, gorgeous, tenacious, and yet oddly tender toward me.
Experience and instincts are telling me to run from Zane Badd as fast as possible, but my heart and my body are telling me to stay, to hold on and not let go. Yeah, it’s a conflict as old as humanity itself, but it’s brand new for me.
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Life as Navy SEAL doesn’t exactly prepare you for normality. Yeah, I can tend bar and goof off with my seven crazy brothers, but what do I do when the woman of my dreams—dreams I didn’t know I’d had until I saw her—explodes into my life like a frag grenade? I’m trained to attack, to win, to survive at any costs, and figuring out what to do about a woman like Amarantha Quinn will take every scrap of tenacity and courage I possess. Combat is easy, it turns out, in comparison to facing your own fears and scars.
And then sometimes, just when you think you’ve got it finally figured out, fate throws you a screwball and sends everything FUBAR.
A SEXY and SWEET addiction! Cover to cover, I devoured the pages, desperate to get to the end, but at the same time, wanting to savor the intense chemistry between Zane and Amarantha (Mara). These brothers are quickly becoming like a family to me. I want all of their stories all at once, but also wanting to take my time with it all. With my emotions already a jumbled mess, I dove into Zane’s story like I needed my next breath. With the sneak peek we got at the ending of book one, I couldn’t wait to immerse myself in his story.
“Why are you in such a hurry to leave?”
“Why are you so determined to make me stay?”
From the VERY beginning I was in LOVE with these two getting together. With both of their backgrounds in the military, I couldn’t wait to see what their banter would be like. I got to tell you, Mara HOLD HER OWN in this story! I absolutely LOVED her. I could relate to her in so many ways it was ridiculous. And the combustible chemistry that her and Zane share? I mean, WOW! I couldn’t get enough of it. Only in town for a week, Mara must figure out if Zane is just another one-and-done, or does it have the potential for so much more. Trust is not an easy thing to earn, but Zane is willing to do anything to earn Mara’s. Zane and relationships don’t mix. He wouldn’t even know what one was if it came up and slapped him in the face, but with Mara, it’s different. There is an ache in his chest that he’s never felt before, a yearning of something more.
I just loved how this story and these characters developed. I loved the journey back into this world and I absolutely ADORED the beginnings of an extra love story in the middle. My favorite thing? Well, besides the STEAMY and EMOTIONAL love story between the main characters, I LOVED learning more about each brother and I absolutely CRAVED the banter between all of them. I laughed, cried, and blushed from beginning to end. I can’t WAIT to see what Ms. Wilder brings us next in this ADDICTING SERIES!