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Twelve years ago, Logan Knight headed off to boot camp, against his father’s wishes. But now, thanks to a contract Logan had signed with his father, he has three months to find a wife or he will lose his land on the family ranch. Logan needs that land for his project, Camp Warrior Recovery, a full-fledged retreat for war veterans struggling to cope with PTSD. This was close to his heart and his way of atoning for his one horrifying failure as a Marine. Arriving home and seeing the lights on, he believes it is his cousin, Lucinda, preparing his home for his arrival. He never expects to find a woman with a baby and a dog there. Never one to turn away a woman in distress, which is what makes him so successful at his job with Once a Marine Security, he lets her stay. His cousin, Lucinda, believes that Becky could be the answer to his dilemma, but the last thing he wants is a woman with a baby, which just serves as a reminder of his one failure and triggers his own PTSD. But as he spends time with Becky, he reconsiders and soon finds himself falling for his temporary wife. Can he convince her to stay forever, or is he setting himself up for heartbreak?
HER TEMPORARY HERO, the second book in author Jennifer Apodaca’s ONCE A MARINE series, is a heartwarming, passionate contemporary romance that is sure to touch the hearts of its readers. From their first meeting, the chemistry between Logan and Becky is intense. These two emotionally scarred people see a solution to their individual problems in each other, but neither expects to find love as each touch and each kiss draws them closer. Becky’s baby, Sophie, adds an endearing quality that is sure to steal hearts and I enjoyed watching Logan’s interaction with her as he slowly overcomes his fear of being around little ones.
PTSD, abuse, a marriage of convenience, suspense, clever dialogue, a beautiful setting, scorching sensuality, romance and love entwine to give readers an emotion-packed story they will not soon forget. This book can be read as a standalone, but I am sure that after reading HER TEMPORARY HERO, readers will seek out the first book in this series, THE BABY BARGAIN. I have long been a fan of Ms. Apodaca’s work, but this story may be my favorite so far. An exciting tale, packed with heat, humor and healing, it is not to be missed!
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