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A young mother and a battle-scarred veteran must decide if they can rekindle the sparks they once shared.
Fighting for his country gave Jake Taylor’s life shape and meaning. Now as an injured war hero he struggles to find purpose, until he runs into the gorgeous woman he dated briefly—and disastrously—before being deployed eight years ago. Turns out Jake doesn’t just need to figure out how to be a civilian . . . he also needs to learn how to be a dad.
Eighteen, pregnant, and totally lost, Mira Shipley couldn’t track down the soldier who fathered her child, so she put college on hold and focused on making a good life for her son. Now she’s determined to be something more than Sam’s mom, her parents’ daughter, or Jake’s girl—as hot as she finds her old flame’s take-charge attitude in and out of bed. Soon Mira and Jake realize that their passion didn’t disappear when Sam was conceived—and that instead of running away, sometimes it’s better to hold on tight.
“Sam’s asleep,” Jake said. Sam’s head was canted at an awkward angle, his mouth open, his face slack.
She peeked in the rearview mirror. “That was fast. We wore him out.”
Jake was worn out, too, from craving. From watching her smile at Sam, at the waiter, at random people passing their table, then look at him and turn serious. Dark brown eyes on him like a touch. Like she was drinking him in, memorizing him.
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