A soldier traumatized by war. A woman haunted by abuse. Two broken souls brought together by cartel violence. Can love heal their hearts?
Gerry “Mac” Maclean, Army Airborne Ranger, has lost much serving his country, but through a paperwork glitch, found a home at PATCH-COM. When a cartel war erupts south of the border, he and his unit are sent in to evacuate American civilians caught in the crossfire. Faced with his first mission jump since his arrival at Camp Lazarus and the pressure of leading the team, Mac struggles with his inner demons. Only two things are keeping him from falling apart: loyalty to his team, and the haunted brown eyes of the beautiful American hostage Connie Wheeler. But what was she doing in Quintana Roo all alone? And why is she afraid to go home?
It took Connie Wheeler ten years to break the cycle of abuse and run. Unfortunately, she ran from the frying pan straight into the fire! Caught up in a nightmare she prays for a savior. When a handsome Green Beret arrives, she finds herself drawn to the quiet man. As they flee an all-out battle between two warring cartel factions, Connie discovers that Mac has psychological wounds as deep as her own. Despite the horrors he has endured, there is a gentleness about him that she can’t resist.
Attraction blooms surprising them both, but secrets yet revealed threaten to tear them apart. Can they learn to trust in each other before it’s too late?
Continuing from the multiple award-winning debut novel Secondhand Soldier (Winner of Read Freely’s TOP 50 Indie Books of 2019 and Author Shout’s Reader Ready Recommended Reads Silver Medal Winner) comes the second tale in The Soldiers of PATCH-COM—an elite unit of wounded warriors—courageous and driven by integrity, fidelity, and honor.
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Michele E. Gwynn is an award winning, Bestselling Author of military romance and steamy crime. A former journalist and online content contributor from San Antonio, Gwynn wrote for several years covering local news and conducting celebrity interviews for sites such as Yahoo Voices, Film Industry Network, AlwayzTherro, and Examiner.com. Writing articles led to trying her hand at fiction. In 2013, her first novel was published by a small press; Exposed: The Education of Sarah Brown. This steamy crime novel led to three more in the series. After that, Michele, already a fan, joined the Special Forces: Operation Alpha world created by NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author Stoker. The Green Beret series was born. Book one in that series, Rescuing Emma, was awarded Author Shout's Reader Ready Recommended Read 2020. That series inspired a spinoff, The Soldiers of PATCH-COM, an elite unit of wounded spec ops soldiers, the debut novel of which, Secondhand Soldier, garnered both Author Shout's Reader Ready Recommended Read and was named Read Freely's Top 50 Indie Books of 2019. Book two in this series launches July 7th. You can keep up with Michele E. Gwynn on her website at micheleegwynnauthor.com (and sign up for her newsletter. Michele does all kinds of fun giveaways AND you can get a FREE book). How cool is that?