The horrors Lord Haile Buchanan witnessed while serving in the British Army left scars branded into his soul. Survival dictates relegating those harrowing memories to the past. These days, he lives a quiet life running his Northumberland pub with few people knowing his title or his past. It’s more than enough excitement to keep him occupied and out of trouble—until he glimpses the stunning beauty sobbing beneath the awning of Hope Center. Common sense demands she’s not his burden to bear. Honor and decency refuses to let him walk away.
Marisol Elliot can’t believe she uprooted her life back in the US only to be ruthlessly duped by a despicable catfisher. Now she’s stranded in a foreign country with nothing—and no one to help her. The last thing she expects is the gorgeous, ginger-haired stranger who rushes to her aide like a gallant knight in shining armor. When he offers her a strong shoulder to cry on and a hot meal at his pub, she gratefully accepts. And then when he offers her a job? It seems too good to be true. After all she’s been through, it’s hard to trust again. But something about Haile beckons to her like an irresistible beacon.
Having Marisol in his employ is a far bigger boon than Haile ever expected. She’s a damn good bar manager and he’s lucky to have her. The one drawback? Being around her is stirring emotions he never expected to feel. Their chemistry is explosive and getting harder and harder to deny—for both of them. Just as the walls around their hearts begin to crumble, Mari’s past and a dangerous enemy threaten to destroy everything. Protecting her is Haile’s only mission—even if it means summoning his own past demons.
I purchased this book.
I DEVOURED Book 1 and fell in love with Jasper’s best Mate Haile. When I saw the tall drink of water was the next book I immediately downloaded and started it. There is something about a Ginger, right ladies?? And yes, as I read this book I was thinking of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
We meet Haile and know under the gruff military man is a Lord of the lands but also a sweet guy who too is wanting love. After seeing Jasper and Zeva’s love he is hoping and wanting that for himself. However, his all-consuming loss of his sister and her disappearance causes him to be full of grief.
Mari is finds herself stuck in a country without the man who promised to love and protect her. She has lots of secrets and needs help but fears anyone who might offer help after being screwed over. When Haile stumbles across her and offers her a hand she takes it. They work together and start to feel more but both are dancing around the other for fear of crossing a line.
When Mari’s past and Haile’s past collide, they reach to help the other grounded and safe.
I really liked Haile and Mari’s story. The plot twists of Mari’s life and Haile’s sister were both great ones. I must say Mrs. H stole the show with her sass and zero eff’s to people who are disrespectful!! She made every scene great!!
Recent News: Dahlia’s first book was just accepted by Hallmark Publishing with a December 2021 release date!
Dahlia Rose is the USA Today best-selling multi genre author from Urban fantasy to Romance with a hint of Caribbean spice. She was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Barbados and now currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her life revolves around her five kids, who she affectionately nicknamed “The Children of the Corn and her husband and longtime love who is also a honorable retired Army veteran. She has a love of dark fantasy, sci-fi, and the things that go bump in the night. With over seven dozen books published Dahlia has become a reader favorite. Not only because of her writing but her vivacious attitude in talking to her fans online and at various events. Her books feature strong heroines with a Caribbean or African American culture, that is showcased in the vibrancy of her words. Books and writing are her biggest passions, and she hopes to open your imagination to the unknown between the pages of her books.