Immediately, he realizes that the gap in their ages is too significant to make a move on her until she’s legal in the eyes of the law. So he joins the United States Navy, killing time until he can come home to her again.
But a tragedy strikes while Georgia is alone and vulnerable, and with no other recourse, Georgia leaves, disappearing without a trace.
After months of searching, he finds her, but quickly realizes that she needs the time to herself to work out her problems on her own.
So he leaves her be, knowing that if she ever felt anything for him, she’d come back home to him.
But it takes her years to return, and in those years, Nico changes, too.
He’s seen too much. Done too much. Lost too much.
He lives his life as a SWAT officer for KPD, goes through the motions of everyday life, but only as half a man. And not even the good half. The US military saw to that.
When the two finally come back together, one question remains. Will she love him as the man he is now, or leave him because he’s not the same man he used to be?
Read...Re-read...Re-read Again...This is my favorite Lani Lynn Vale book and definitely one of the best books that I've read this year.
This was such a great story. Was it all sunshine and rainbows? No. It was sad and heartbreaking. Nico and Georgia both experienced unimaginable things in their pasts that had shaped who both characters were today.
"They say I have a mild case of PTSD. One that doesn't really make itself known until it's the dark of night." Georgia to Nico
"We can compare notes on PTSD. 'Cause, in all honesty, I have enough PTSD to share with just about everyone in the Kilgore area and still have some to spare." Nico to Georgia
"I'm not the same girl, Diablo."
"I'm not the same man, niña."
Oh, I just wanted to hug these two. lol
I fell hard for Nico and Georgia right from the beginning. Their relationship drew me in. I LOVED how they loved each other. Without trying to sound too cheesy, they really did complete each other. There was no one else for either of them. *sigh*
So happy to see some of my favorite characters ~ cannot wait for Downy's book next!!! I also was so interested in Georgia's brothers and am crossing my fingers that each of them may get their own books.
I couldn't leave without saying that Nico was SEXY AS HELL and him and Georgia together fogged up my Kindle Fire. lol ;) Oh...that epilogue...so sweet. Lani is one of a very few authors that writes an amazing epilogue.
Thanks Lani for writing such a great story and letting me return to visit with these characters that I have grown to love so much.