★★★★ This is the first book I read by this author. Brooke and Shane were a good match together, I felt their relationship was honest and leaned more on the real side.. not so fairy-tale-ish. Brooke has some spunk to her and I loved it when she finally used it!
The wounded hero, plot isn't my favourite. That said, I enjoyed Shane's character and how he was honest with himself on his feelings toward Brooke and how when he wasn't having a pity party, his caring/fun side came through.
I really loved the letters written between the two lead characters.. I wished there was more of them. I also enjoyed the Neve, Brooke's best friend and hope she will be getting her own story. I will look for more from this author. I find her writing style allows me to easily get lost in the story.
Here's the Blurb:
She’s a survivor of the front lines of politics. He’s a wounded soldier returning home from the battlefield. Can they place their trust in the power of love?
Nobody plays the role of perfect politician’s daughter better than quiet, respectable math teacher Brooke Ellstein. But she won’t be caught swimming with the sharks again, not after the son of a wealthy donor sinks his teeth into her and gets away with it. Still, political connections have their perks, such as heading up the governor’s “Support Our Troops” pen-pal initiative—and getting first dibs on the smoking-hot sergeant whose picture shakes her right down to her goody-two-shoes.
When corresponding with sweet, classy Brooke, Shane Develen instinctively hides his commando tattoos and blue-collar roots—and he can tell that she’s hiding something, too. But Shane knows he’s gained her trust when Brooke gives him a blisteringly sexy photo. Then he’s injured in an ambush and a fellow soldier posts the snapshot online. Overnight, Brooke’s reputation turns to ashes. Even though he’s totally wrong for her, Shane shows up on Brooke’s doorstep, determined to set things right—and discovers that right or wrong has nothing on the chemistry they share.