Time to Bury the Past

Time to Bury the Past was an excellent story.

Zane Erickson, our naval hero, was a great character. He was strong, brave and fought for what's right and good. Plus he was caring. It was interesting to hear about his history in the military. His life has made him a good soldier and a bit stubborn. After years fighting he is now taking care of his son. But forming a bond is not so easy.

Our heroine, Kelsey, is a strong and caring single mother. She went through a lot including an abusive husband. She does what she can to take care of her son Daniel and to make sure he has good memories. Because of her traumatic past she is determined to not find another man. But maybe the right man just hasn't found his way to her door. Could our stubborn, but caring officer be what Daniel and Kelsey need? Through Zane's son and Kelsey's son they meet and form a friendship and then more.

I enjoyed how Zane and Kelsey got to know each through their sons. And the bumps to them being friends and getting to know each other because of the problem's with her son. I also enjoyed how they got to know each other and how Kelsey helped Zane ease up a bit. He needed to be able to get closer toward his son because of his time away. The development from friends to lover lovers was nice and believable. Their chemistry and the romantic scenes were done well to.

I liked the friendship between their son's and their characterizations to. They were interesting in their own way and kept this a well-rounded story. The twists and turns kept me surprised.

Book Blurb for Time to Bury the Past

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder forces American Naval Officer Zane Erickson to re-evaluate his life. A posting to untroubled New Zealand, after years in Afghanistan, should allow him to bond with his motherless teenage son. Unfortunately Cody doesn't share his father's enthusiasm for this new living arrangement.

Kelsey Hewitt is a single mother wrestling with her son's drinking problem. She struggles to keep the truth about his abusive father from him and is determined to exclude men from her life.

As Kelsey and Zane are drawn together by the boys' friendship, they each have compelling reasons to avoid any possible intimacy. Through dealing with their sons' dilemmas, their attraction for each other deepens.

Can Kelsey risk allowing another control freak into her life?

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2011 4.50