Sterling and Ruthie have more things in common than they realize, even though from the outside it doesn’t seem like they do.
Sterling is a decorated war hero.
Ruthie is an ex-con.
Their two worlds should’ve never collided, but fate has a way of turning life in the direction least expected. Now Ruthie has to try to come to terms with the fact that she’s in love with a biker who’s also a decorated Navy SEAL. One who leaves for months at a time with little to no advance warning, taking her heart with him each time he goes.
Sterling has a lot of things to overcome in order to have Ruthie, the biggest being her mind.
She doesn’t think she’s good enough.
He thinks she’s perfect.
Now it’s up to him to show her just how right he can be.
I know that I have mentioned before that my husband served in the military so I tend to hold characters who have also in a special place in my heart, as well as the women who stay by their side during their service. Sterling and Ruthie I think may be one of my favorite couples from this series for more than one reason. The first being that Ruthie never once asked Sterling to stop serving his country, even when the separation between them was long, uncertain and sometimes had started with one or both of them acting like assholes before he would leave. Another reason was that Ruthie, who may have been in prison for murdering her abusive husband did what I would hope any woman would do when in that situation, now you have to read the book to get the full story but just know that it will ultimately break your heart. The third reason being that Sterling, while at times screwed up, he stayed true to Ruthie even when you might think he wouldn’t. He is a SEAL, he has gone through and survived things that most people couldn’t even imagine and you know even if it isn’t mentioned has PTSD, my husband has it as well and like Sterling he hasn’t let it take over his life, he’s learned to share more even if it means me chewing his ass out when he shuts down to get him to do it.
Out of all the books in this series, for me this one felt the most realistic when it came to their relationship. It had more problems than most and not always just between them. Both of their pasts have molded who they each are today, events occur than will make you cry, have you angry at how some people truly can be so petty and feel the love of what a true family is. I honestly am falling in love with Ms. Vale’s works again, I had felt separated from them but this one and the previous book has renewed that love and this time I have a feeling it is here to stay!