All the pleasures and none of the pain, that’s what Cynthia Buckingham wants in a relationship these days. A one-night stand with Jonah Colt seems to fit that bill perfectly. Newly divorced, she’s too busy planning her daughter’s wedding for any serious involvement. Besides, her true passion is helping victims of PTSD reclaim their lives.
Waking up after spending the night with a woman he barely knows, Jonah is stunned to realize sex for the sake of sex isn’t enough for him anymore. A veteran of more military battles than he cares to count, he wants to forget it all and focus on peaceful civilian life. Except flashbacks won’t allow it.
Falling for Cynthia makes Jonah regret his weakened state, but he’d rather hide the truth than face it. When she sets aside everything she believes in to help him heal, can he accept her help–and her love?
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She looked up into dark eyes that revealed nothing about his inner thoughts. Except to shine with appreciation each time his gaze fell on her.
“Jackie and I try to get together to jog-walk on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.”
“It is. Would you like to come in for a moment?” To her surprise, the invitation slipped from her lips.
When he readily agreed, she waited until he’d followed her into the garage then depressed a button on the wall to lower its paneled door.
“By now, they’re sitting down to dinner back at the country club. I have some chicken Kiev in the freezer I could heat up.”
“You don’t need to feel obligated to feed me.”
She unlocked the door to her side entrance, and they stepped into the small mudroom. One more door and he’d officially be inside her house.
All of a sudden, she was certain that was exactly where she wanted him. “I feel I owe you at least some snacks for pulling you out of there before they served dinner.”
“I was looking for a reason to take off, anyway.”