on April 13th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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ieutenant John Sullivan of the U.S. Navy SEALs is used to control in all things and especially when it comes to love. He has one rule.
DO. NOT. GO. THERE.
A recent mission gone wrong sees him seeking refuge at his cabin in the Adirondack wilderness, a place where he goes to deal with the things he has to do as part of his job.
Dr. Maggie O'Brien, Senior Trauma Surgeon at Hillview hospital, New York is dedicated to saving the lives of her patients, leaving her little time for anything resembling a personal life.
When it comes to love she has one belief.
NO. TIME. FOR. THAT.
A work related crisis sees her fleeing New York for the seclusion of the Adirondacks where her burnt-out body and weary soul crave solitude .
The last thing John Sullivan wants whilst he tries to deal with the emotional aftermath of his last mission is the distraction of a fiery red-head with curves that would tempt a saint.
The last thing Maggie O'Brien wants as she finally takes some time to examine her life is to deal with her body's unwanted response to the bossy, over-bearing man who rescued her in the woods and who drives her crazy in every way.
Soon, though, each realizes the other may not be what they want but what they need.
However, ghosts from the past and shocking events from the present shake John to his core and lead him to make a fateful decision that may just cause him to lose the woman he loves, forever.
**The book can be found on Amazon for a special promo price of $2.99 and it will be going up to $3.50 after that**
I have had the privilege of reading all of RoisinÔÇÖs novellas.┬á The one thing which has always stood out is how I wanted more.┬á I LOVE that Roisin finally wrote a full-length novel. ┬áAs with her previous endeavors, the characters are so complex and leave you thinking long after the last page (arenÔÇÖt those the best types?!).
John Sullivan and Maggie OÔÇÖBrien are such an interesting pair. There are so many parallels in their lives, but they are so completely blind to the respective walls they have erected.┬á They have their own individual traumas and reasons for approaching life this way, but neither really has a life.┬á They are living for other people.
Maggie is a doctor who is completely immersed in a job she loves, but finds that life is passing her by.┬á ItÔÇÖs a hollow existence.┬á As a trauma surgeon she helps others, but seems to be incapable of helping herself.┬á There is an overwhelming loneliness that she wears as a cloak.┬á I believe she sees it as a shield to protect herself because she canÔÇÖt risk herself due to the demands of her job.┬á But, in reality, this cloak is more of a burden.┬á SheÔÇÖs facing quite the quandary; she loves her job, but sheÔÇÖs not happy with how much it consumes her life.
John Sullivan is essentially the male version of Maggie.┬á He hides behind the fortress of being a Navy SEAL.┬á He is so giving of himself, serving his country, but heÔÇÖs more than willing to let his heart wither away from disuse.┬á His fear of the possibility of bad such as what happened in his family to his brother in arms is enough to make this mighty warrior cower.
Together they bring out sides of each other’s personalities which would never have come to light. ┬áThey are┬áundoubtedly made for each other…if they can scale their walls of self-imposed solitude. ┬áOh, and the sex…BURNS RIGHT OFF THE PAGES!
RoisinÔÇÖs foray into a full-length novel is not only successful, but long overdue.┬á The development of these characters, their story, and their ordeals makes for an interesting and intriguing read.┬á I hope you like this story as much as I do and encourage you to grab her previous novellas.