Avery is trudging through life, working as a physical therapist in a VA hospital.
After losing her husband at war in Afghanistan and raising her teenage daughter on her own, she has no interest in dating, let alone falling in love.
Until she meets her new patient and he awakens things inside her she didn’t know existed.
Bennet is a wounded Navy SEAL who has just survived an IED explosion in Africa that may leave him with a career-ending injury.
The Navy was all he had.
Love is the last thing on his mind.
Who could love someone as broken as him anyway?
Until one day Avery walks into his hospital room. Bennet feels a spark he hasn’t felt in what seems like a lifetime.
She’s there to administer his physical therapy.
It’s wrong to want her, but he does.
He shouldn’t kiss her, but he can’t help himself.
He’s jeopardizing her job, and for what? He has nothing to offer.
A broken body. An uncertain future. Why would she risk everything for him?
Problem is, Avery Montgomery is completely irresistible.
Patient / medical professional relationships are always fun. So I love this story as had plenty of heart. Bennett is at his lowest point when he meets Avery.
Avery pushes him to want to get better. She becomes her world and that isn’t easy given the restrictions and the fact that it’s breaking rules. But that makes it all the sweeter as the early days is all about those stolen moments.
The second half once out and about wasn’t as interesting as the first as I’m all about the forbidden but it allowed us to see Bennett interact with some familiar faces and re adjust. Avery was by his side of course until the twist I didn’t see coming which was heartbreaking.
Stephens really took me through the wringer and I can’t wait to read more of her books