From the moment Lauren and Court met in Jack of Hearts I knew they’d be getting their own book one day and after reading the epilogue I knew I’d definitely be diving into their story and I wasn’t disappointed. It was all kinds of sweet, smexy and angsty goodness with a good dose of suspense that kept me turning the pages until the very end.
I loved Lauren from the moment I met her in JofH. She was vivacious, kind, caring and I she’s a cat lover. But after finding out about the hell she lived through I couldn’t help but admire her strength and determination to take charge of her own life and live it on her terms. Court is all kinds of protective, smexy alpha male with a code of honor a country mile wide. His childhood was less than loving, but his brothers kept him on the straight and narrow and helped to mold him into a man anyone would want at their back.
Talk about an angsty push and pull second chance at love story. Court and Lauren definitely put me, and themselves through the wringer. I understood where they were both coming from and why they did and felt what they did, but they really needed to get over themselves because the connection they had was something that you don’t find every day. Thankfully they do let go of the past and I loved watching as they got reacquainted with each other and finally move forward with their lives.
Though there were times that I felt the story dragged a bit, I enjoyed watching as everything unfolded and how it was all resolved in the end. I loved spending time with Alex and Madison and I’m definitely looking forward to Nate’s book as well as seeing what happens when Kinsey finally reveals herself to Nate, Court and Alex!
~ Copy provided by the publisher & voluntarily reviewed ~
In the second novel in acclaimed author Sandra Owens’s Aces & Eights series, passions—and tempers—flare as one star-crossed couple gets a second chance at love.
Covert FBI agent Court Gentry loves his brothers, his job, and his Harley-Davidson. Once he loved a girl, too, but when she broke his heart, he put his emotions on lockdown…until she crosses his path again.
On vacation six years ago, free-spirited Lauren Montgomery fell hard for Court Gentry. She returned home happier than ever, only to descend into a spiral of abuse by her ex-husband, Stephan. When Stephan threatened to kill any man who touched her, Lauren cut Court from her life—but not from her heart.
When Lauren and Court reunite after her friend marries his brother, Court guards himself against the person who made him feel such intense passion and pain. Except the undeniable spark between them is impossible to contain and heating up fast. Six years ago, it was love. Now, it’s just lust. Keeping it merely physical is a foolproof plan…right?
When Stephan is released from prison, Lauren can’t outrun her past anymore, and Court vows to protect her. But with Lauren in imminent danger, Court must question his heart and risk his life to save the woman he never stopped loving.
An award winning author, Sandra Owens lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Her family and friends often question her sanity, but have ceased being surprised by what she might get up to next. She’s jumped out of a plane, flown in an aerobatic plane while the pilot performed thrilling stunts, has flown Air Combat (two fighter planes dogfighting, pretending to shoot at each other with laser guns), and rode a Harley motorcycle for years. She regrets nothing.
Sandra is a 2013 Golden Heart® Finalist for her contemporary romance, CRAZY FOR HER. CRAZY FOR HER is the first book in her bestselling series about the men of K2 Special Services. Book two, SOMEONE LIKE HER, is available now, and book three, FALLING FOR HER, is due out this fall. In addition to contemporary romances, Sandra writes Regency romances.