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Waiting on Wednesday is a feature hosted by Breaking The Spine. This is my anticipated book of the week!
With trust issues a mile long, Ryanne Wade has sworn off men. Then Jude Laurent walks into her bar and all bets are off. The former Army Ranger has suffered unimaginably, first being maimed in battle then losing his wife and daughters to a drunk driver. Making the brooding widower smile is priority one. Resisting him? Impossible.
To Jude, Ryanne is off limits. And yet the beautiful bartender who serves alcohol to potential motorists tempts him like no other. When a rival bar threatens her livelihood, and her life, he can’t turn away. She triggers something in him he thought long buried, and he’s determined to protect her, whatever the cost.
As their already scorching attraction continues to heat, the damaged soldier knows he must let go of his past to hold on to his future…or risk losing the second chance he desperately needs.
We’re back to Strawberry Valley! We see some of the build up in Ryanne and Jude’s relationship in Can’t Hardly Breathe. I am having a hard time imagining Jude in a relationship, so the pair have a lot of obstacles to overcome. Both Jude and Ryanne have issues and they just seemed so large when we first meet them. I’m really excited to see how they are able to work through those problems and come together as a couple.
I hope we continue to see a lot of the other Strawberry Valley couples around, and the book does keep enough humor in it. I’m not normally a contemporary reader, but I genuinely love Gena Showalter’s work and she gives me romance with humor which I can’t get enough of. Can’t Let Go releases on October 31, 2017, but don’t let that scare you away! Get your preorder in so you can curl up in Strawberry Valley after all those trick-or-treaters are gone for the night!
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