Shane is just as messed up as Willa, although in an actual contest she would win. These two resemble combatants from the start with a hint of interest underneath. When that hint is exposed as the raging desire it is, the resulting emotional fallout is spectacular and life-changing. The author writes a very emotional read but Willa’s story didn't have the punch the 'Line of Duty' series did. For me, at least. Maybe it’s the missing law enforcement backstory. I liked that Willa and Shane are not perfect, recognize their faults in themselves, and try anyway. The fact they each choose someone who is also damaged shows that opposites don’t always attract.
Sex has been an outlet for both Shane and Willa in past relationships, but what they make together defies description and knocks them both for a loop. This was a read that had depth, some interesting side characters and family members, as well as a little peek at big sister Ginger and how she and Derek are faring. I appreciated the imagery of Ireland, imaging the lilt in Shane’s voice, and the surreptitious tour I got via Willa’s daily jaunts.
We've met Willa before in the 'Line of Duty' series, and I was so excited to read her story. Willa is a damaged young woman and knows it, and uses it at times to keep others at a distance. Once you are in her inner circle of trust you are golden, but it’s not easy to get there. Her high school boyfriend is a thing of the past and she’s determined to move on. A trip to Ireland courtesy of a photography contest is just the ticket to help her forget and put herself back together. Except she meets Shane.
He’s the last thing she wants…but the only thing she needs.
Willa Peet isn’t interested in love. She’s been there, done that, and has the shattered heart to prove it. Ready to shake the breakup, she heads to Dublin, Ireland. But there’s a problem. A dark-haired, blue-eyed problem with a bad attitude that rivals her own. And he’s not doling out friendly Irish welcomes.
Shane Claymore just wants to race. The death of his father forced him off the Formula One circuit, but he’s only staying in Dublin long enough to sell the Claymore Inn and get things in order for his mother and younger sister. He never expected the sarcastic American girl staying at the inn to make him question everything.
But even as Willa and Shane’s fiery natures draw them together, their pasts threaten to rip them apart. Can Shane give up racing to be with the woman he loves, or will Willa’s quest to resurrect the tough-talking, no-shit-taking girl she used to be destroy any hope of a future together?