Author: Lori Wilde
Publisher: Avon, Oct. 2014
Source: Free for review from the Amazon vine Program
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
It’s Christmas in Twilight, Texas. The Cookie Club is baking, the town is decorated, and Delta Force Operator “Hutch” Hutchinson has finally, reluctantly, returned home . . .
. . . only to get pepper sprayed by the delicious- looking stranger who’s taken over his house. She says her name is Jane, and she immediately sets down ground rules. Top priority: no touching. For Hutch that isn’t easy—he was wounded in action, but one part is still working very well.
Then Hutch learns the truth. Jane harbors a frightening secret—she’s really Meredith Sommers, on the run from a dangerous ex-husband and desperately in need of the safety Hutch can provide. In that moment, he vows he’d do anything in his power to protect her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer the past and overcome any obstacle—but what price will they pay?
If you are looking for lots of Christmasy warm-fuzzies you will have to wade through almost 400 pages of melodramatic angst. Now I’m all in favor of some troubled protagonists but this is a bit over the top for me. If you like a hero who, granted, is a hunky, retired Delta Force soldier with an inability to talk and PTSD. As well as our heroine who is anxiety ridden because of being on the run with her son from her ex. Then this is your cup of tea. Did I mention the hunky soldier’s sister who has run off and left her daughter in the care of these two less than mentally sound people? Just too much drama for me when you throw in the psycho ex-husband. It gets a 3 star rating because once our hero talks the dialog is good. But this book has a 4.5 rating on Amazon so Lori Wilde fans seem to like it…a lot.