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Bound by honor, caught by desire…
Former Marine Alex McCray is ripped up inside over the knowledge that his best friend died saving him. Now he’s returned to his hometown to honor a promise he made—to take care of his buddy’s widow. Semper fidelis. “Always loyal.” But Alex’s loyalty is about to be tested, because there’s never been a time when Reagan Sanders didn’t make him burn with desire.
All it takes is one night for Reagan and Alex to give in to the deep, carnal need they’ve denied themselves for so long. But Reagan has secrets of her own―secrets Alex can never know about her marriage, or the kind of man her husband really was. But one night with Alex isn’t enough. Not even close. Now Alex must choose between his sense of honor…and his heart.
"Tori St. Claire writes an utterly beautiful, emotional love story of second chance love. "- Bottles & Book Reviews
Alex's girl is sometimes a little to eager and wants to jump the gun, "it’s a little easier to accomplish if you let me take my jeans off, baby doll." Alex likes to tempt his woman wild, "he tipped his pelvis into hers, stroking her once more. “Come shower with me,” he whispered. “I’m aching to p... ...more
Wow! This book was so much more than I was expecting. Wonderfully written with a story that truly blew me away. Reagan is a strong woman and keeping her dead husbands secrets seems like the right thing to do. Alex has always felt the guilt of his attraction to his best friends wife and now that h... ...more
What are you supposed to do when the deepest secret you hold protects the honor and lasting memory of a deceased Purple Heart recipient ... and would completely undermine those memories?
This conundrum is one Reagan Sanders faces even now, with her husband Drew killed in action. She made the mista... ...more
First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf
Secrets will come out eventually. They are better told to the ones we love, then discovered at the wrong moment.
It’s not easy living with the knowledge that your best friend died saving your life. It becomes something you live with, the ghost that’s always in the... ...more
This emotional romance is the story of Alex and Reagan. Alex's best friend Drew died saving his life and when he comes to check on Drew's widow Reagan, he can't help the strong feelings he has for her even though the guilty feelings are equally as strong. But somehow, Reagan's not reacting to Dre... ...more
***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review****
This story will grab at your heartstrings from the first chapter and not let go until the very end.
Former Marine Alex McCray is a former Marine whose best friend dies saving his life during a mission that ended wrong. Alex was... ...more
Alex McCray, a former Marine, lives with the guilt that his best friend died to save him. The last promise he ever made to Drew before Drew's death was to watch over Drew's widow, Reagan. The only problem is Alex has been attracted to Reagan since the moment he met her.
Reagan hides secrets from t... ...more
Check out my full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.
Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Shatter Me is a standalone novel by Tori St. Claire and is about an ex-Marine, Alex McCray, who tries to keep the promise he made to the man who saved his... ...more
5 Sexual Stars
I was given this book for my honest review
Get out your supplies readers you will need them for this hot amazing complex yet compelling read that will have your emotions on a rollercoaster. Tissues, favorite candy, favorite drink, put the DON’T DISBURB SIGN ON THE DOOR and shut the... ...more
Shatter Me is one hell of an emotional read that will capture you from the first page and have you hooked till the last when you finish it with a watery happy smile.
Yes it’s a little darker than most Brazen stories, as it deals with domestic abuse and the fall out. The author has dealt with it wo... ...more
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, and here it is:
This novel was so much more than the spicy "solider returns home from the war, falls in love with his best friend's widow" romance I was expecting, that it kept me up until 4:00 a.m., after reading it from start... ...more
This is a beautiful story about 2nd chances.
Things aren't always what they seem and Reagan knows this better than anyone. She was married to a marine who died in the line of fire. He is now the town hero to everyone except his wife. She knows exactly what sort of man he was... ...more
Thoughts: If you’re looking for a good non-action, military romance, this one will fit the bill nicely. Reagan’s military spouse dies and is a real hero within the community that they live. However, for Reagan he was far from a hero. Instead, he was an abusive husband with whom she spent years li... ...more
I love a good military themed romance so I was really excited to read this after reading the synopsis. I couldn't wait to see how the author brought the couple together after the death of their husband and friend. Knowing how honorable and loyal military men can be, I wanted to see what secret Re... ...more
Reagan is the widow to Alex's late best friend, Drew. He feels it's his duty to check in on Reagan and plans to only stop by for a short visit, as he knows this will bring up painful memories for each of them. When he arrives at her house, he sees that the house has been severely damaged by a rec... ...more
I do so love to read when the man is ex military because you never know what to expect from them. In this one this author gives you a taste of something alittle different. I would say that also the one affected most was not the man but the female in this story. Reagan is the wife of his best frie... ...more
I enjoyed this book a lot. I thought it took a different perspective/idea on the whole military guy and the girl back home.
Alex was a fascinating, complicated guy. He had a thing for his best friend's wife, but never acted on it, never said anything...and then lost said friend in combat, in a fa... ...more
Although this book is a romance it also touches on a very taboo issue.
Alex, is home and living with the guilt of his best friends death. Why? Because he threw himself on a grenade to save Alex's life. Now he is going to keep the promise he made his best friend and make sure his wife is doing okay... ...more
Shatter Me is an intense emotional story that left me feeling drained. Regan Sanders is a widow. She's recovering from the loss of her abusive husband. She's finally free and can rebuild her life. She's shunned by the town because she hasn't grieved in an appropriate manner. They don't know what... ...more
Things are not always as they seem. The darkest secrets are the ones hidden behind soft smiles.
Reagan is the abused widow of the town hero war veteran Drew who died honouring his country. He might have been an purple heart awardee and an excellent marine but he certainly wasn't a loveable husban... ...more
Drew and Reagan were married and Alex was Drew's best friend. Little did Alex know that every time Reagan glanced at him a little too long, Drew beat her for it and for other reasons as well. No one would believe that their deceased hometown hero, who earned a Purple Heart for saving Alex's life,... ...more
It's amazing how different can people think about someone. A man has a multiple faces - one for his family, one for the person he loves the most, one for his friends and one for everyone else. This is why Raegan was put in such situation. I liked her very much - I don't know how she was with her... ...more
Received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.
Another great Brazen installment. Reagan and Alex had their problems, but communication was their biggest (other than Drew obviously). Having never been in Reagan's situation, I can't possibly begin to think what she "should" have done in her si... ...more
As a wife of a U.S. Marine Veteran I highly recommend this book. The is always something special about Marines, they will keep their word to you and they will always be there for you when needed, their motto is
Semper Fidelis which means "Always Faithful" and it shows that in this book.... I loved... ...more