Casper Covington had his music, women, and pretty much anything he wanted at his disposal. But the one thing that plagued his thoughts constantly was the one thing he couldn’t have. The girl he met six months ago. A drunken one night stand that he couldn’t get out of his head. The only thing he remembered from that night was her green eyes and the ivy tattoo that stretched the length of her body. In his attempts to put an end to the tortuous dreams of the mysterious girl, Casper’s attention is caught by the new bartender. There’s just something so familiar about her that his need to get to know her becomes more troublesome than he expected.
Alexis Radcliff was raised by her four brothers making her as tough as nails on the outside but on the inside she wanted what every girl did – someone to love her, faults and all. She would be damned if she admitted that out loud and made a point to show she could use men just as easily as they used women. But when a sexy musician starts to show interest in Alex she has a hard time convincing herself to stay away. Alex knows everyone has secrets but hers are ones she doesn’t want to share. But when she can no longer fight her feelings, her dark past slowly starts to unravel.
Can true love conquer all? Or are past ghosts a haunting premonition of what lies ahead?
This is a well written story, the characters pulled you in and at about half way through the book I knew things weren’t going to be smooth sailing and soon I was crying my eyes out as what I feared was going to happen actually happened, it was very depressing. The situation with her parents down to what involved Jack. I think the situation with Jack could have been done differently there really was no reason for it to take that twist in the story and it almost caused me to put the book down and not finish reading it. A great deal of darkness and to close to real life. I read a book to escape the reality of life. The news speaks enough about the death of our military members, and being of a military family this hit a raw nerve.
Regardless of how the ending worked out there really was no HEA.. Not in my eyes. The author is skilled, this is just not my kind of story and will take me a few days to get over the depression that is wrapped in this story.