Second Chance Soldier
A soldier traumatized by war. A woman haunted by abuse. Two broken souls brought together by cartel violence. Can love heal their hearts?
Gerry "Mac" Maclean, Army Airborne Ranger, has lost much serving his country, but through a paperwork glitch, found a home at PATCH-COM. When a cartel war erupts south of the border, he and his unit are sent in to evacuate American civilians caught in the crossfire. Faced with his first mission jump since his arrival at Camp Lazarus and the pressure of leading the team, Mac struggles with his inner demons. Only two things are keeping him from falling apart: loyalty to his team, and the haunted brown eyes of the beautiful American hostage Connie Wheeler. But what was she doing in Quintana Roo all alone? And why is she afraid to go home?
It took Connie Wheeler ten years to break the cycle of abuse and run. Unfortunately, she ran from the frying pan straight into the fire! Caught up in a nightmare she prays for a savior. When a handsome Green Beret arrives, she finds herself drawn to the quiet man. As they flee an all-out battle between two warring cartel factions, Connie discovers that Mac has psychological wounds as deep as her own. Despite the horrors he has endured, there is a gentleness about him that she can't resist.
Attraction blooms surprising them both, but secrets yet revealed threaten to tear them apart. Can they learn to trust in each other before it's too late?
Continuing from the multiple award-winning debut novel Secondhand Soldier (Winner of Read Freely's TOP 50 Indie Books of 2019 and Author Shout's Reader Ready Recommended Reads Silver Medal Winner) comes the second tale in The Soldiers of PATCH-COM—an elite unit of wounded warriors—courageous and driven by integrity, fidelity, and honor.