Friday, July 8, 2016

Line of Fire by Helenkay Dimon


From Carina Press:

With his military career over and his ego bruised, Jason McAdams is ready to start over. As a founding partner in Greenway Range, his new life is everything he'd ever dared to dream about, but it also puts him in constant contact with the one woman he can't have: his best friend's little sister.
Molly Cain has loved Jason for as long as she can remember, and seeing him now—damaged and self-destructive—is a constant heartache. Watching him numbly work his way through woman after woman is damn near intolerable. Until one summer night changes everything.
After a rocky start, the sex is hot and naughty and all Molly knew it would be. And when he makes another pass at her, Molly doesn't say no. Or the many times after that, either. But Jason carries a secret—one that's kept him away from Molly for all these years, one that could ruin everything. He's been shot at and seen death, but letting the woman he loves find out the truth is the real worst-case scenario…

Source:  Advance Copy from publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Molly is pissed off.  She's loved Jason her entire life, but he's never showed any interest.  He's hurt her over and over again by choosing every other girl in town, including marrying her best friend.  When they divorce, Jason goes on a hook-up spree which leads Molly to officially giving up on Jason and leaving town for a while.  

Jason is barely hanging on.  He's suffering from PTSD from his service.  When he got home he buried himself in booze, painkillers, and women.  When he and Molly fought and she left, he was lost.  He's wanted her forever, but she's his best friend's little sister and there are secrets from the past that prevent them from being together.  If his secrets come out, he could lose more than just Molly.

When Molly gets to San Diego, she tries staying away from Jason, but he's not cooperating, so she does the next best thing and propositions him for a sex only relationship.  Jason's not happy with being Molly's dirty little secret, but he can't see a way to keep her for good and goes along with it.  

The problem is keeping your heart out of sex with the person you've been in love with for years.  As they get closer secrets and fears raise their ugly heads their relationship is threatened.  

There's a lot to love about Line of Fire.  The bickering between Molly and Jase is sarcastic and fun.  The supporting cast is awesome!  I am so hoping that Marcus and Will get their own story.  I want more!  There's steamy love scenes and a lot of love in this group of characters.  This one should definitely be on your summer reading list!

~ Shel

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