She’s always been off-limits…
Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend’s little sister, but her return home changes that…and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco’s not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he’s not about to let her see the mess he’s become.
…but now she’s all grown up.
When Alyssa takes a job at the bar where Marco works, her carefree smiles wreak havoc on his resolve to bury his feelings. How can he protect her when he can’t stop thinking about her in his bed? But Alyssa’s not looking for protection—not anymore. Now that she’s back in his life, she’s determined to heal her forbidden hero, one touch at a time…
What a lovely story!
That’s the general idea this book left me with – not the typical “she’s my best friend little sister and I can’t have her”. Their issues where legit and the reasons why they avoid each other part of the book were solid.
One of the things I liked the most was the fact that it was a pretty straight forward story – non undercurrent intentions or big secrets to uncover. The characters basically say what they mean (if they could jajaj) and act as they want.
Alyssa was a emotionally scarred girl that grew to fast and was forced to be independent and solved her own life by her own. And then Marco was physically scarred and emotionally unattached to himself; his guilt and shame were like a rope cutting through his throat.
At the end, both of them understood that they could fix each other if they sticked together.
The only thing I could phantom was the fact that, if they were so close to each other back in the day, why hadn’t they keep in contact after he came back from war. I know he came back damaged but she could have call or something.
Anyway, four stars to this lovely story!
Now moving to the next!!