Release Date: October 6, 2014
Ryley Clarke has grown up with the military in her blood, with both parents serving their country. Ryley knows the risks of being married to the military. But when the unthinkable happens, and her future husband is killed in action, Ryley can barely survive… until Evan’s twin brother, Nate, helps her pick up the pieces.
After serving on a special mission with the military for six years, Evan Archer returns home to find the unthinkable – the love of his life, Ryley Clarke – engaged to his brother, Nate. With Nate on deployment, Evan needs to figure out what happened in his absence, and more importantly, how to win Ryley back from the man he once considered his best friend, but now thinks of as his rival.
Ryley Clarke met Evan Archer in high school and immediately fell in love. Evan found his soul mate in Ryley as well. When Evan enlisted in the Navy Ryley supported him. She was the dutiful military significant other in every sense. Just prior to deployment, Ryley and Evan find out that Ryley is pregnant. Everything is perfect. Evan is going on this deployment and then will come home and marry his girl. Only Evan doesn’t come home.
Nate Archer is Evan’s twin and Ryley’s close friend. He is there when Ryley’s world falls apart and he does everything he can to help pick up the pieces. He supports Ryley and helps raise Evan’s son – EJ. Ryley and Nate move on – together – and fall in love. Nate is sent on a deployment of his own and isn’t home when his twin returns from the dead.
Evan has been gone for 6 years but he knows about things that happened at home, he knows about EJ, he’s been getting letters and packages from home the whole time. The thing he doesn’t know about is the man that put a ring on his girl’s finger is none other than his twin brother. He’s home now and he’s going to fight for his family – his girl and his son – brother’s be damned.
What happened that Evan died but didn’t die? Can Ryley choose between the two men that she loves – and if so who does she choose – her soul mate that was dead but isn’t – or the man that helped pick up the pieces and taught her to love again?
This book was AMAZING!! I love a hot SEAL and Heidi McLaughlin missed nothing with this book!! Romance, suspense, laughter, tears, steam – it’s all there! I can’t wait to dive into book 2 – Choose Me – now!!
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, a Parakeet, Gonzo, and their newest addition of a Highland Westie/Mini Schnauzer, Jill.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.