Release Date: February 20, 2018
Cover Designer: Coverlüv
Cover Model: Alex Perez
Cover Photo by: Eric Battershell Photography
An accident isn’t always a mistake.
One heartbeat to fall in love with my best friend’s little sister.
One more to know I could never, ever let it show.
I was still good back then. Still honorable. Still whole.
I did the right thing and left her behind.
I went to war. I played with fire. The fire won.
She was never supposed to walk back into the wreckage of my life.
She was never supposed to see me like this.
Bad. Burned. Broken.
But it’s too late now. All it takes is one hot, reckless night to change everything.
And this time? I can’t walk away.
Amelia Wilde is a new author for me and she certainly will become a regular! Before She Was Mine hit all of my sweet spots in that it’s a: military romance, best friend’s little sister trope, and something else that would be too spoilery to share 😉
The Story. Dayton is coasting through life and embracing the punishment he feels that he deserves after a tragic accident in Afghanistan left him without part of his leg. Day’s body is starting to protest all of the back breaking work that he enforces on it daily, and finds himself walking into Heroes on the Homefront in order to get leads on a decent job. What he doesn’t expect is to find is Summer, his best friend’s little sister, whom he hasn’t seen in years. Summer is determined to help her childhood friend however she can, but she quickly realizes that Afghanistan has changed Dayton. Summer still gets glimpses of the man she used to know, and is willing to bring him back. The minute she locked eyes with her first crush, she knew she wouldn’t stop until she made him hers. Should be easy right? Except her brother hates Dayton now, Dayton’s past is surfacing in a dark way, and there is an unexpected surprise in store for Summer and Dayton. Life keeps throwing these two curveballs, but they are determined to make it through it.
Dayton. Dayton is broken and healing. He keeps living in the past, but life is making him move forward. Day is an honorable, sweet man who has made his fair share of mistakes, but he is beautiful. I loved Day and thought the journey that he took was so very real and heartbreaking, but so worth it in the end. Yes, sometimes his flight instinct kicked in, but he always came back to face the problem head on.
Summer. Summer was a fun character who was never quite able to let go of the first guy she ever loved. I was so happy and excited for Summer when she was reunited with Dayton. She was a persistent, stubborn woman who wanted to give Dayton the life he deserved. Summer is a hero in her own right and I thoroughly enjoyed her.
I recommend this book to those who love: quick reads, military romance, best friend’s little sister, broken, strong heroes, and feisty, persistent heroines.
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars!
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About the Author
Amelia Wilde doesn’t always write about billionaires, but when she does, they’re alphas with hearts of gold and panty-dropping good looks. She doesn’t always write about small-town men, but when she does, they’re too hot to handle and good with their hands. She always writes about sexy heroes who go after what they want and heroines with enough spark and drive to power an entire city. She always wants the perfect happy ending. She will always accept free cookies.
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