~ Synopsis ~*Book 6 in The Beautiful Series or Standalone* All Blake Johnson knows is the life of a Marine. After serving his country for eight years, he returns to his family for some rest and rehabilitation. Fighting an internal war, he battles sleepless nights as images of his former military days haunt him. From the moment Audrey Hampton walks into his life, he is drawn to her. Her beauty leaves him breathless and weak in the knees. She kindles a spark of hope deep within his soul, igniting a part of himself he feared was missing. Her never-ending compassion for others opens his heart in a way he never dreamed. But Audrey is hiding wounds of her own. Returning to Lake Tahoe to care for her ill mother triggers painful childhood memories of her parents’ loveless marriage, reminding her there is no such thing as true love. Will Blake’s resolve be powerful enough to open Audrey’s sealed heart? Or will Audrey fear the past and risk losing the man who could give her life a new found purpose? Can two wounded souls become one?
~ About the Author ~Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography. Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you. Believe in yourself and follow your dreams…
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Audrey Hampton is a nurse who comes home temporary to take care of her ailing mom. Full of bitter childhood memories of her parents loveless marriage and her mother constantly telling her if it was not for her they would not have gotten married. She vows not to fall in love since it will never last.
Marine Blake Johnson is on leave and arrives in town to make his decision if he wants to relist again or finally leave the military as he days at war still haunts his dreams at night. He is temporary working in construction for his brothers newly formed construction company to pass time while he makes his decision.
He meets Audrey as she is friends with his brothers fiancées and is attract to her but she says no to him when he asks her for dinner. According to her friends, she does not date and it takes time for her to let people in since she puts up walls.
When he over hears phone conversations with her demanding parents, he knows he has to go slowly to gain her trust. Can these two let each other in and save each other? Will Blake manage to change her heart and make her free to love and accept love?
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