First things first – yes there is an age difference. A pretty significant difference. However with the way LLV writes all of her characters you don’t really even think about the difference unless it’s brought up in the book. Do not let this dictate whether you try the book. It is an amazing story of two equally broken people trying to find their happiness. And the perfect level of steam to go along with it!
Peter Parker Penn has more than enough reason to be angry at the world. Everything he has been through has made him the man he is. He has grew up in the gang life and then went to the military to avoid jail. Losing everything he knows and loves and being powerless to stop it. Out of the military and searching for his “thing”, he’s working for the Hail brothers doing repo jobs. He’s existing at this point, not living.
Kayla has not had the fairy tale childhood either. After her dad died, she was “adopted” by her dad’s friends, James and Cheyenne. Their daughter, Janie, is Kayla’s best friend and “sister”. Kayla has watched her best friend find love and the happily ever after that every little girl dreams of.
Combine a stubborn alpha man with a smart stubborn woman. Add in a serial killer systematically terrorizing the south, and a whole lot LLV heat; you have an amazing story that I would recommend to anyone.