Published Sept. 2019
Orphaned at a young age, Dante Stone learned not to get attached, and found a way to protect himself. When a routine mission goes south, an injured Stone crosses paths with a woman that has him breaking that rule.
As a doctor, Lucy Bishop has treated many patients, but none have caused a reaction like the grouchy soldier. She can see through his shield and scars and soon falls hopelessly in love with the man he is underneath it all.
Unfortunately, a past like his is bound to return with a vengeance, and when it does, it once again threatens to destroy what matters most.
Warning: Sweet, sexy and safe read! Happily ever after guaranteed! This author writes what she likes to read. That means there will be instalove, OTT Heroes, and, brace yourselves, virgin characters at times. If none of those float your boat, you might want to find another book. If they do, you’re in the right place.
May be spoilers:
Stone is the 3rd in the CIG series. It can be read as a standalone, but I do recommend reading in order as we see characters from the other 2 stories. It has 11 chapters with 2 epilogues and is about Dante and Lucy.
Dante and the recruits he’s been training are hired to get back something that was stolen. Things go bad when they are ambushed and Dante is hurt but he’s the only one who made it out alive.
Lucy is the doctor who takes care of him and even with Dante being a jerk a couple of times, I loved them together.
I love that they take a little time getting to know each other. They’ve both been celibate for a few years.
After they finally reveal their feelings and have one awesome night, she leaves thinking it’s only going to be for 2 weeks, but that turns into 3 months before he finds her.
I loved it. Not a lot of steam, but what there was, was pretty good. Little action, little love, pretty good read.
No cheating, no ow/om drama, 3 months apart.
Good read. Great addition to the series.
Epilogue is at 5 years out, then at 10. They are happily married with a girl and a boy. I gave it 🌟🌟🌟 ½ . Thanks for reading.
Goodreads shelves: celibate-during-separation, celibate-hero, celibate-heroine, epilogue-kids, epilogue-married, faithful-since-meeting, fast-read, get-back-together-stay-together, hea, instalove-lust, love-how-he-loves-her, no-cheating-between-mcs, no-ow-om-drama, no-push-pull, no-sex-scenes-with-ow-om, no-virgins, read, safe-for-me, short-separation