She never stopped grieving…
It’s New Year’s Eve, and thirty years since Brenda Connors buried the only man she ever loved. Every year on the anniversary of his death, she rings in the New Year, alone and grieving. But this year…this year she wants to ring it in much differently, takes the advice of her best friend, and signs up for a 1Night Stand. Maybe it’s ridiculous, just a year shy of her fiftieth birthday, for her to try and seek happiness she’s long since given up on.
He doesn’t know what the future holds…
Married to his career and facing forced retirement, Lt. Col. Tom Baxter doesn’t see much of a future for himself in civilian life. A poker game with the son of an old friend earns him some unwanted advice, but he can’t get it out of his head. Maybe signing up for a 1Night Stand date will help him discover what life on the outside might have to offer. The last thing he expects is an elegant soul with a streak of mischief….
Ringing in a new beginning…
Can Tom and Brenda make every second of their countdown to midnight count, lest old Marines be forgot?
You all know I love Heather and especially her Marines, but this one was super special. As a (cough) mature woman, I love a story with a heroine my own age. Lest Old Marine’s Be Forgot will not only tug at your heartstrings it will pull them until they unravel!
Brenda’s undying love for her lost fiance could be a death knoll to a relationship with some men, but as a lifelong Marine, LT Col. Tom Baxter finds it endearing that this caring woman has mourned her Marine so faithfully. He wants to replace her sorrow with joy and show her that there is room in her heart to love another, without having to forget her past love.
Tom is facing forced retirement and isn’t sure what he wants to do with the next chapter in his life. He has no family. No one to share “his golden years.” When he meets Brenda that all changes. He finds a new mission. Fish, have fun, make Brenda smile and make love to her until neither one of them can walk! Now that’s a mission he can really get behind!
I loved how this gruff warrior, who says he has no “soft side,” and “doesn’t so touchy feely.” Opens his big heart to Brenda and goes all soft and sweet.
I can’t recommend Lest Old Marine’s Be Forgot highly enough. I know I will be reading this one again and again!