Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Waiting for You - Abigail Strom

Book Blurb:
For Jake Landry, Erin Shaw was always off-limits—too young, too innocent, and his kid sister’s best friend. Home now after a decade of military service, Jake finds Erin all grown up…but she’s still off-limits. War has left him with scars invisible to anyone but him, and a relationship is the last thing he’s looking for.

As a teenager, Erin had a hopeless crush on her friend’s big brother. Now that she’s an adult, she thinks she’s put all that behind her. But when she sees Jake again, she discovers her old feelings are alive and well...and blossoming into something new.

Jake doesn’t believe in happily-ever-after. And since he can’t give Erin what she deserves, he tries to stay away from her. But when the attraction between them turns explosive, his resistance starts to crumble. Will Erin find a way past Jake’s armor all the way to his heart?

In My Own Words:
When Jake comes back to his home town to start a life after his military service, the last thing he is looking for is a relationship complication with Erin Shaw.  She was his sister's best friend and he would always see her that way.  When he starts making up excuses to see her, and he goes out of his way to worm his way in to HER life.  When the sparks start to fly, Jake starts to get cold feet, still feeling like the loss of his best friend in the war could have been prevented by him, so he takes off on a motorcycle trip.  Months later, he returns to a whole new set of complications.

Waiting for you was a cute story of a past love come to fruition, relationship complications, and long lasting friendships.  You could feel the pain that Jake was going through thinking of his war buddy Dan and his family, you could also feel the love that Erin was trying to give him to help him heal.  I liked this story, but I found some of the thought sequences a bit wordy and over done.

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