Lest Old Marines Be Forgot

Always a Marine series, #21

This story will have you believing that older Marines only get better…..maybe it’s all the experience. Once again it’s the awesome combination of Heather Long’s Marines and Madame Eve’s 1 Night Stand. This story will have you wanting your own Marine, regardless of your age. I love the twist that the characters in this story are much more mature than in most romances. Seldom do you hear, what am I going to do when I retire in a romance! But, this so works in this story. Though this is a short story, the depth of the story and the development of the characters has it feeling like a much longer story. You get a complete story and it has you wanting more. I don’t think I can say enough good things on how much I thoroughly and completely loved this story.

For those that follow Ms Long’s Always a Marine series, you will see a few characters from the series in this one. They do not play a major role though and this story will definitely stand alone.

Tom Baxter is getting ready to retire from the Marine Corps, not that he wants too but he has no choice. His future is totally uncertain and with no family, he is at loose ends. He was talked in to signing up for a 1 Night Stand date and is shocked when he gets one. Brenda Connors gave up on happiness and marriage years ago when her fiancé died. She has no idea why she signed up for a 1 Night Stand date. This is so not her. Neither is sure about this date. Will either show up?

Book Blurb for Lest Old Marines Be Forgot

She never stopped grieving…

It’s New Year’s Eve, and thirty years since Brenda Connors buried the only man she ever loved. Every year on the anniversary of his death, she rings in the New Year, alone and grieving. But this year…this year she wants to ring it in much differently, takes the advice of her best friend, and signs up for a 1Night Stand. Maybe it’s ridiculous, just a year shy of her fiftieth birthday, for her to try and seek happiness she’s long since given up on.

He doesn’t know what the future holds…

Married to his career and facing forced retirement, Lt. Col. Tom Baxter doesn’t see much of a future for himself in civilian life. A poker game with the son of an old friend earns him some unwanted advice, but he can’t get it out of his head. Maybe signing up for a 1Night Stand date will help him discover what life on the outside might have to offer. The last thing he expects is an elegant soul with a streak of mischief….

Ringing in a new beginning…

Can Tom and Brenda make every second of their countdown to midnight count, lest old Marines be forgot?

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2015 4.50