Series: Hard Feelings Series Book #3
Author: Kelsie Leverich
Blurb: First Sergeant Rafe Murano did everything to the extreme. He trained harder, he fought harder, and, unfortunately, he loved harder. And falling for the wrong woman nearly destroyed him. Home from a deployment, and without his missions to consume him, Murano is ravaged by memories of his heartbreak. So he drinks until he’s numb and drowns himself in meaningless one-night stands. But they only take the edge off…Until he meets Fallon. Haunted by her past, Fallon Kelly knows all too well about the desperate desire for an escape. So when she sees the tatted-up bad boy who’s one punch away from a ride in the back of a squad car, she offers a distraction—one that quickly becomes an addiction. Little does she know, this bad boy can love so hard, it can break her…
Thoughts: This is not my first novel by Kelsie Leverich – in fact, I snagged one of her books (A Valentine’s Day Arrangement) a few months ago for Valentine’s Day and I enjoyed it so much! So when I came across this one, I was eager to get started on it. Unfortunately, this one did not have quite the same spark – at least for me.
The author’s talent is still there, and I still love her writing style – but I just didn’t connect as much with the characters or the story overall in this one. Something just seemed a little off about the characters, and they weren’t quite as vibrant and relatable as the characters in the other book. As usual, the scenes are scorchingly hot, though….:) And even though it is part of a series, it is completely stand alone.