Summary from goodreads.com:
I’ve always been good at wearing masks. Not letting anyone see the real me. I’m content being the happy-go-lucky best friend. The strong willed boss. The independent woman who doesn’t need a man.
But the truth is I’m just as broken as the rest of you. I’m terrified that all it will take is one person to make all my carefully constructed walls crumble into fine dust. So I guard my heart with everything I have. Determined to never let anyone get close enough to hurt me again.
All is perfect until HE walks into my life. No… he doesn’t just walk. He struts his good-looking, sex-oozing self right into my space and demands that I see HIM. Making me want what I know I can’t have.
So I did the only thing I know how to do. I run. But he just won’t let me go.
The second I see her, I know she will be mine. I see past the gorgeous smiles and heart-stopping laughter. I see HER. She doesn’t want me to know her secrets or the past that haunts her, but I make it my mission to find out.
To make her mine. She can run all she wants, but it will never be far enough to stop me from coming after her. She’s it for me and she knows it. She’s just too scared to admit it.
Book 3 in the Corps Security series is about Beck (John Beckett) and Dee Roberts, whom we’ve known since the first book. Dee and Beck had “hooked up” in the past, and she always runs away. Nobody, including Izzy and Greg, the two people closest to her in the world, know why. Beck has a lot of answers.
As a parent, the history of Dee’s relationship with her parents was painful to read. Painful. I know that there are parents who don’t like their kids, but it makes me sick to read about it (and I know it’s fiction). I can personally attest to your childhood shaping who you are as an adult, so despite it making me angry, I get it.
Needless to say, Dee doesn’t trust easily. A tragedy strikes Dee, relating to her business (which wasn’t really resolved, so it must be resolved in the next book) and Beck decides he’s done waiting for Dee. He’s taking matters into her own hands. Dee realizes how nice it feels to be loved and open herself up. She has a lot of healing to do – telling Izzy and Greg about her past, and dealing with her parents, but it all helps her in the end. The underlying message here is “love conquers all”, and in this book, I felt like it did.
As was the case in the other books, the sex scenes are steamy! These Corps boys are total alpha males, and I love it! The women are strong (although I will admit Dee was a little annoying in the beginning of this book) and loyal to their “family.” This is a great series, and I can’t wait for the next two to come out.