Author: Monica Murphy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: December 31, 2014
Publisher: Random House, LLC
Event organized by: Inkslinger
Cover thoughts: Pretty average for this genre
Rating: 3 stars
Commitment. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life.
I love him desperately, but he’s got so many demons, and if he can’t open up to me now, then he’ll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now I’m out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me.
I enjoyed the relationship between Colin and Jen and thought they had great chemistry. Colin was stubborn, sexy, and charming while Jenn tended to be a little naïve and could use a self-esteem boost. I enjoyed their interaction and the build-up as their relationship progressed, but would have liked to feel a little more connected to the characters. They occasionally annoyed me with their lack of communication because the two literally were around each other 24/7 and could have solved their problems and avoided a lot of conflict with just a few simple words.
Overall, it was an enjoyable story with complex characters, lots of angst, and sexual tension.