After fighting in the war for 12 years, Alec "A-Train" Jacob returns to the United States to find out while he was away, things changed drastically at home. In an effort to find peace of mind - and hopefully a new beginning - he rides his motorcycle from Wichita, Kansas to Austin, Texas.
Filled with a desire to continue to protect those who he sees as a victim, he's always quick to step in and assist anyone in need. Through a newfound friend, he meets a woman who was the victim of as random act of violence. Initially, he hopes for nothing in return but the satisfaction of helping her.
Katie "Bug" Ripton is attempting to quietly recover from being the victim of an assault. When she meets Alec, she sees a man who is kind, considerate, and not only capable of comforting her, but willing to protect her from harm.
Apart, their lives are empty and seem to be haunted by the memories of their pasts.
Together, their pasts disappear, and a future begins to unfold.
A future every girl dreams of obtaining, but few ever do.
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I was excited to receive this ARC as I have not read Scott Hildreths books in the past. Alec A-train Jacob has been a recurring character in other books and a lot of readers have been anticipating his story. I actually came in to this book not knowing anything about A-train and I still thoroughly enjoyed his story. I will be going back and reading more from this author. He writes with a raw gritty tone that is unique and interesting. I liked seeing the story unfold through Alec's perspective. He is definitely an intriguing, thought provoking character. He is surprisingly spiritual and has no illusions about who he is at heart. Scott Hildreth writes beautifully and I found myself re-reading certain lines and paragraphs as it was simply gorgeous writing.
The first part of the book covers Alec's time in the marines. It is interesting to read the characters thoughts on his experiences in Iraq. After his wife's infidelity, and leaving active duty, he moves to Texas to start a new chapter for the MC. This is where he encounters Katie. I liked his approach to his and Katie's relationship. He is extremely respectful of her and doesn't rush the relationship. I won't go into further details on the story and spoil it but this book is a definite must read! The story is amazing and it is further enhanced by the masterful writing style of Scott Hildreth.
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