Jack Powell never planned on leaving the Navy, but his final mission as a SEAL left him with a tremor and a bad case of nerves. He’s home, taking some college classes and trying to figure out what comes next when he meets Erin Kent, a divorced college librarian with an adventurous bucket list and a mission to get her ex-husband’s voice out of her head. Jack guides Erin through skydiving and buying the motorcycle of her dreams, blithely accepting Erin’s promise that their relationship is purely temporary. But when Jack gets the chance to go back into the shadowy world of security contracting, can he convince Erin to break her word and join him on the adventure of a lifetime?


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this book. This is the second book in the series. I also read the first book, and I think I enjoyed that book as much as this one. Of course, anything from Anne Calhoun is certified to be enjoyable, at the very least. She always has a way of telling a story, no matter how simple it is, that grabs a reader’s attention. For this book, the main characters are a bit opposite to each other in personality.

The hero was a daring kind of person. He may be experiencing some issues in his life at the present, but there was no doubt that he was full of life and promise. The heroine was a bit more tamed, but she was looking to becoming more adventurous, trying out things that weren’t normal for her. I really liked reading about the way the relationship between the two characters progressed from casual to temporary to something deeper and more undeniable.

I am excited for the third book because I am sure it will also feature great characters who are easy to like and relate to. Well, honestly, I’d be excited by anything from this author, anyway, so there’s that.


After doing time at Fortune 500 companies on both coasts, I found myself living in the suburbs of a small Midwestern city. The glamour of various cube farm jobs had worn off, so I gave up making a decent living to take Joseph Campbell’s advice and follow my bliss: writing romance.

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