This is story involving retired Marine, Wesley Holt, and Carlie Stewart, a waitress and a single mother to her six-year-old son. Carlie works at Wes’ favorite restaurant where he goes in every morning after working third shift to eat and to see Carlie.
The book takes place in Perfect, Indiana. Wes is suffering from PTSD and a broken heart from his ex-wife. Carlie is haunted by her past, including her psychotic ex-husband, I call “Asshole”.
Carlie does not show up for work one morning and her boss is concerned. Wes immediately goes to Carlie’s house and finds Carlie and her son in trouble. Carlie’s fugitive ex-husband has escaped from prison and will not relent until he has taken their son from Carlie at any cost, including killing Carlie. Thankfully, Wes is able to save Carlie and her son this time from her ex-husband.
This is when the story really begins……Carlie’s ex-husband will do anything to get to Carlie and their son.
Carlie hasn’t had the easiest life in her past and she sells herself short due to her past. She doesn’t see how far she has come in her life. The amazing mother that she is and the courage it took for her to leave her ex-husband. Wes is an honorable man but he is struggling with his past military experiences and betrayal by his ex-wife.
This is an amazing story about how two broken people can come together and help each other heal and learn to love themselves. Also, throughout this story, there is also a lot of community involvement as well that helps Carlie and Wes. It was nice to see the community rally around to help Carlie and Wes and that is the way it should be but often is not anymore.
I give this book 4 out of 4 “waf-ees” (See rating system above)
This book is available now for pre-order on Amazon and will released on October 20, 2015. Get it here: Amazon
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