I loved the romance, real romance, not lust, although there is plenty of sex and closeness. A fallen soldier's last request of "Take care of my sister. Promise me you will take care of Olivia". That made my heart skip a beat. A brother in his last moments thought of his sister. To have a brother like that, what a blessing!
But there was more in that dying soldier's request. It was revealed in a letter that Nate delivers to Justin's sister, Olivia. He also said, Nate is the one for you. Justin wanted Olivia to take care of Nate and to have Olivia allow Nate to watch over her, not having to be a love affair, but a loving relationship. This author brings out such emotions that touch your heart. This story is of the struggles and trials of everyday living. You can relate since it is all so "real".
I found my emotions doing flip flops. One minute sad, next minute smiling. It touches your heart and soul. The author also depicted such a setting of scenes that you could picture right before your eyes, as though you were there. You get to know the characters through their stories the author presents. The book was well written with no time to even think of putting it down. It grabbed your heart and didn't let go. There is nothing more to say about this book other than it is a beautiful romance.
Nearly the last remaining member of Olivia Cattenach's family has just died overseas and left her overcome by grief. But when a soldier shows up at her ranch with a final message from her brother, she finds new purpose. Nathan Roldan is as formidable as they come. Bulging muscles and inked to boot, he looks like every bit the bad boy he claims to be. Except, under his shuttered gaze and behind his walls lies a gentle giant. Determined to carry out her brother's wishes, she chips away at Nate's layers and discovers more pain than any person should ever have to endure. And a passion she never dreamed was possible.
He's not the hero she thinks he is...
Nate's mistake got a fellow comrade killed, and a deathbed promise to take care of the guy's sister lands him in Wyoming with the hope of redemption. But he wasn't expecting...her. Beautiful, witty, and sweet, Olivia is everything he doesn't deserve. Born a nothing, he'll die a nothing. Though guilt is a living thing, temptation is too hard to resist. Somehow, she's unleashing his restraint and unearthing feelings he buried long ago. He wants her. More, he's worried he needs her. She's trying to save him, but when she learns the truth, he'll lose the only happiness he's ever known.
"An emotionally raw story with beautiful prose. A compelling read."
~Katie Ashley, New York Times & USA Today Bestseller