REVIEW BY LINDA TONIS
MEMBER OF THE PARANORMAL ROMANCE GUILD REVIEW TEAM
Jag Peters has always been careful and when he almost runs over a biker riding a candy apple red Harley, he is determined to find him and apologize. He finally finds the bike in front of a seedy biker bar and when he enters, he hears a beautiful woman yelling about an idiot who almost ran her off the road, yes Jag was that idiot and the biker was not a man.
Rena Jett lost her brother four months ago in Afghanistan, he was the only family she had and the person she loved most in the world. Rena and Sam grew up in foster care and she lived through some heartbreaking moments living with people that should have cared for her, but that is a story alive and well today unfortunately. Rena and Jag couldn’t be more opposite and yet they each feel an attraction an attraction Rena believes with all her heart will go nowhere because of her past, a past that left her broken and ashamed. Jag didn’t realize till he met Rena that she was what his life was missing. Jag has to prove Rena can trust him to keep his word and not hurt her and he also has to deal with the fact that he has seen her dead brother’s ghost. Sam apparently can’t rest until Rena finds the happiness that has always eluded her.
Jag is a firm believer that no matter their differences love is all that matters and he will have a tough time convincing Rena of that. Years of abuse, the death of her brother have left her broken and how can she ever expect someone like Jag to love her. The story touches on the horrors of foster care, the abuse of a woman by her boyfriend and the sexual abuse by an employer who thinks like so many they can get away with it when they hold a person’s career in their hands.
This was a beautiful love story, a story of overcoming the past and it was filled with surprises one that would shock Jag and leave him wondering if anything about his past was real.