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This is a wonderful story on many levels. Beth is dealing with her adult son, Kyle, who has autism and requires constant supervision. She has hopes that the new vocational center will lead to a better future for him while giving her some respite. She's starting a new job, glad to leave the last man she dated behind.
After the injuries in a fire on his last deployment, Zach realizes that his career in the military is over and is looking for something new. His friend Luke provides the opportunity and means for Zach to start over working not only on his own treatment, but working with other veterans as part of a wounded warrior facility. Besides, there were some strange things happening when he was staying with his cousin at his family's old home.
The feelings between Zach and Beth and Kyle grow with some nudging from Luke. The point of view shifts and the reader gets both Zach's perspectives, his insecurities, and fears, as well as Beth's. There is humor, suspense, and romance. It's very well-written and both autism and PTSD are handled well. Although it is book 11, and I suspect Luke's story is in one of the other books, it is easily read as a stand alone.
This book was many things. A sweet romance. A story of a career Air Force officer wounded in action. A single mother with an older autistic child. A bone chilling mystery with a conclusion you never saw coming. Combined they made an exciting and captivating story.
I personally loved the story because part on it was set in a nearby town and with real events (only the names had been changed) and accurate reports. I also loved learning more about a wounded ex-military person and their self image concerns. I knew some about autism having been a teacher with an autistic student, but learned a lot more about them. The characters seemed real (other than a 45 year old willing to have a baby) and engaging. The mystery was a slow build throughout the story, and fascinating (but gruesome) to resolve.
I wish there had been better proof reading and editing, because I found several places that needed attention. It was an interesting book and much more than "just" another romance.
In this book, you get a chance to see what happened to Zach in the past and how he met Elizabeth and Kyle. So they they make a trip to New Orleans to visit his parents. Although he's worried about anymore accidents. Hea. Danger and revelations.
With so much misunderstanding on children with special needs this story handled so well. Also issues with wounded servicemen. I appreciated the way she also included past accidents that never leave a person till they are confronted with them .
I consider this book to be an expanded version of book #2 in the series which features Beth, her son Kyle and Zach. A well written suspense with many twists relating to Zach's childhood, military career and his family history.
It was a stand alone book, held my interest, had some suspence, romance, characters where likeable. I gave a four star because of the way way over usage of the word "murmur" it started getting very anoying