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WELCOME HOME, COWBOY
A Hero's Welcome Book Two
Releasing April 26th, 2016
With its thriving military base, Seaside, North Carolina, is teeming with heroes of all stripes. But, as the Hero’s Welcome series from Annie Rains continues, it takes a cowboy to rescue the town’s newest resident from heartache.
After a bad breakup leaves Julie Chandler completely devastated, she comes to Seaside seeking a fresh start. A talented, compassionate yoga teacher, she has developed a program to help alleviate the effects of PTSD, but getting a bunch of bullheaded Marines into downward facing dog might be impossible. So Julie’s shocked when one of her first students dives in headfirst—and almost tempts her to take down her walls with his easy smile and electrifying touch.
Ever since Texas cowboy turned Marine pilot Lawson Phillips lost a crew member in a helicopter accident, he hasn’t been able to fly. When a psychologist orders him to attend, of all things, a yoga class, Lawson’s outraged—until he finds out Julie is the instructor. She’s beautiful, graceful, and completely guarded when it comes to his advances, but he’s determined to find out what makes her tick. Because underneath Julie’s hard shell is a woman Lawson knows he could fall for—and he’s not ready for the ride to end.
I was given a copy of this novel for a fair and honest review.
Lawson Phillips is a marine pilot on medical leave after his helicopter crashed, killing one of his crew. In returning from Afghanistan, he suffers from PTST, silently and without complaint.
Julie Chandler is a fitness trainer, newly arrived near Lawson’s base in N.C. Her attempts at finding a job has met with little success until she volunteers her time to teach Yoga as a stress reduction technique at the Veteran’s Center. If, after one month, she can prove her technique is successful, this will turn into a much-needed paying job. Her family and friends support her endeavor, especially since coming out of a horrendous three-year relationship.
When Lawson’s PTSD symptoms prevent him from returning to active duty, he’s ordered to take Julie’s class.
This story deals with some very sensitive issues in our complex and ever-changing world. The author has done a good job with a well-written novel. The characters were well-developed, likable and for the most part, realistic.
The pacing was well-done and flowed nicely. Supporting characters added and helped move the story forward.
I would definitely recommend this book to others and read other works by this author.
Annie Rains is a contemporary romance author who writes small town love stories set in fictional towns on the coast of North Carolina. Raised in one of America's largest military communities, Annie often features heroes who fight for their countries, while also fighting for a place to call home and a good woman to love. When Annie isn't writing, she's spending time with her husband and 3 children, or reading a book by one of her favorite authors. Represented by Sarah Younger at Nancy Yost Literary Agency (NYLA).
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