Broken on the inside ...
Megan Hunter has worked hard to get back on her feet, leaving the nightmare of her teenage years behind. The last thing she wants or needs in her life is a man. But when she is attacked by someone from her past, a scarred stranger intervenes, saving her life and that of her little girl. Looks can be deceiving, for despite the man’s rough appearance, she feels safe with him. And for the first time in her life, she knows the stirrings of desire.
Broken on the outside ...
Nathaniel West paid a high price serving with the Marines in Afghanistan. He returned to his family’s ranch in the Colorado mountains to heal—and be alone. Disfigured as he is, he has put all thoughts of sex and romance aside. But something about Megan brings him back to life, heats his blood, makes him feel like a man again. As danger pursues her, and the truth about her past is revealed, he vows to protect her—and to heal her wounded spirit. But confronting the past is never easy—especially when it’s carrying a gun. Megan will have to learn to trust Nate to survive and to claim a passion that is much more than … Skin Deep.
In My Own Words:
Megan Hunter overcame a dark and scary world to land on her feet with a beautiful daughter a loving brother and friends that she considers family. The one thing she wasn't prepared for was Nate West. A vet that is overcoming his own inner and outer demons. Being visibly scarred, he comes home to Colorado to heal and move on.
When Megan's creepy and dangerous ex shows up and demands money, it is Nate that is there to rescue her, and from there, the relationship and trust begins to grow...slowly. With the initial rescue, comes a feeling of worth and a fierce protection for Megan that Nate can't explain even to himself.
When Megan feels the need to get out of town for just the day, to clear her head and get away from the mess of police, ex boyfriends, and gangsters the first person she calls is Nate. Neither of them imagined a day trip would lead to passion, honesty and trust.
I am a HUGE fan of the I-team series, and have come to expect a lot of the author, and I wasn't disappointed. Skin Deep has it all, and from cover to cover it was impossible to put it down. Knowing of Megan's troubles from reading her brother, Marc's, story, it was refreshing to be able to see a woman who has had so many wrongs happen in her life to see it being righted. The connection between Nate and Megan was evident from their first meeting and his gentle touch with her and her daughter was a treat to watch play out. The story had an amazing flow, and I can't find one criticism about the story. I do have to add, I REALLY enjoyed my man Julian in the Beer Run short story at the end ::sigh::