I can’t escape the past no matter how fast or how far I run.
I’m broken and damaged, and nothing will change that.
Not after my husband died overseas and I was left alone.
All I can do is keep moving forward.
But what I don’t expect is one cop in particular to get under my skin.
Making me want something more.
He hates me.
Everywhere I turn, he’s there, watching me.
Waiting for me to screw up.
I’m not going to give up, though.
Not when I finally found something that makes me happy.
I know how short life can be and I’m not backing down.
Remy Townsend doesn’t stand a chance once I make up my mind.
After all, we grew up together.
And I know every button to press to get what I want.
One drunken promise is going to ruin my life.
I told him I’d watch out for his wife if he died.
The task was easy enough when I was overseas.
All I had to do was send a letter, or make a phone call.
But coming home and seeing her will be my undoing.
She’s everywhere I go.
Everywhere I turn.
Now, I can’t take my eyes off her even when I want to.
Keeping her safe means I have to stay away.
Because the thoughts going through my head ...
Well they’re enough to send me straight to hell.
Parker Hayes is quickly invading every aspect of my life.
One drunken promise… That’s what it always circles back to.
I’ve been trained to go balls to the wall with every mission.
Never back down. Never surrender. Never walk away.
Even if what we have becomes collateral damage.
3.5 Heart Review by Ashley
Balls to the Wall had all that and the kind of drama that can only be found in a small town.
That being said, I found it hard to get into this one. Don't get me wrong, I liked Parker and Remy, they were both strong willed and loyal but I was missing something from their connection. While there was no denying the loneliness and longing on both sides, their reasons for being and staying apart seemed flimsy at best. It was when they finally gave into what they'd been denying themselves for years that things started to get even more complicated.
I can say with complete honesty that I didn't see the dangerous turn coming. It was intense and had my heart pounding right along with the entire town as they raced against time. And when it was revealed who was behind all the madness, my jaw was on the floor. From start to finish, Parker and Remy's friends-to-enemies-to-lovers journey was jam packed with longing, emotion and drama. And the threads of other story lines that April Canavan wove into this has me wanting to head back to Birch for Kennedy and Linc's story.
About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author by day and superhero by night, April spends her time split between real and fantasy worlds.
While she writes across genres, her heart lives with Contemporary Romance that will tear her readers apart.
She lives on the rocky coast of Maine, in the perfect place to visit the ocean but still live surrounded by the woods. Her son inspires her to write, demanding stories that he's not allowed to read.
As long as she has coffee, April can conquer the world... but she hates talking about herself in third person.
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