All Lea Gablonski hopes for is to work at a museum in New York City and to finally be noticed by her best friend’s brother, Battalion Supply Sergeant Benjamin Wyne. Lea has practically grown up around Ben and has a serious crush on him, but he seems completely oblivious to it. That is, until he asks Lea to pose as his girlfriend to aid in ending the unwanted advances he’s receiving from his CO’s wife. When Ben begins to realize that Lea is so much more than a “sister” to him after all these years have passed, sparks begin to fly between them. The question is do they act upon it?
Ms. Michaels has penned another hot and steamy story for her fans to enjoy. I loved that not only is this a new series, but also some of the characters make their appearance from the Harland County Series. Right from the start, I wanted Ben to realize just how deep Lea had felt for him even after all those years had passed. No matter how many years later it was, Lea was still in love with him now as she was back then. I wondered if he would be able to look at Lea as a grown woman and not the kid that was best friends with his sister. The author knows how to create a story that is believable and hard to put down once you start reading it. Another thing I love is that Ms. Michaels’ characters are always so relatable and down to earth. They can be your next door neighbor, your school buddy or the person you know from church. If you haven’t read any of this author’s books yet, now is a great time to start. I promise you’ll be just as hooked as I am!
Lea Gablonski has two dreams: To work at a museum in NYC, and to gain other-than-sisterly attention from her best friend’s brother. So far, she’s 0 for 0. Though her MA in History is just a wall decoration at her family’s diner where she’s working while her dad recovers from surgery, she enjoys her visual encounters with the sexiest man alive—even though he would sooner pat her on the head than take her to bed.
Military born and bred, Battalion Supply Sergeant Benjamin Wyne thrives on order and control in his fulltime career in the PA National Guard, and in his personal life. But when he’s forced to ask his childhood sweetheart’s younger sister to pose as his girlfriend to thwart unwanted advances from his boss’ wife, his world turns chaotic. Lea is sweet and hot and tastes so damn good he’s addicted. When the attraction takes on a new level at his sister’s wedding, his carefully guarded heart begins to thaw.
But he’s seen many relationships go south. If he takes a chance and gives up control, will Lea be like her sister and leave him for a career in the big city? Yet, if he doesn’t, will the best damn thing to ever enter his life become history?