Standing by she watches her father leave board the huge grey beast. Taking him to who knows where. As a young girl, her mother raised her whilst her father was away at war. A single mother of sorts. She saw familiar faces come and go, Flags wave in the breeze, Engines growl as they shut down. Each time the faces grew less and less. Tragedy struck, leaving Riley and her mother to fend for themselves. Life was not easy. His memory covered the walls. The flag still hangs proud from the stark white walls. She vowed she would never fall in love with a military man, she purposely steered clear of their nightly haunts. Until one day, He came crashing into her life literally. Was it love at first sight, can she overcome the fear that comes with living the military life?
It’s been a while since the beginning of a book made me cry. As a daughter of a military father, I connected with Riley right away. The pain of watching your father leave and not know if he will come home is unbearable. The connection that happens between Tanner and Riley is perfect. Because you always hear of that electric connection between two people, here you could feel it. The love that grows between them, even in the short time they are together is still so strong. You find yourself being drawn in by these two characters and when they hurt, you hurt. I was swooning when Riley drew that heart… I knew at that point Tanner was going to be a book boyfriend I will never forget. I love this book, the characters, and the profound love between Tanner and Riley.