Series: A Pleasant Valley Novel
Author: Anna Brooks
Genre: (Erotic) Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 27, 2017
Erik Anderson is paying for his mistakes and enduring every bit of pain that comes his way. After all, if it weren’t for him, the girl who gave him more than he deserved would still be alive. Even if he were to be put out of his misery, he’d never see her again. Considering angels go to heaven and sinners go to hell, Erik’s going to burn.
Polly Madison has never had it easy. She wouldn’t even know what that looked like. Young and naive, she learned the hard way how vindictive some men can truly be. She’s fought her whole life for stability and control, both of which she refuses to give up ever again since she’s older and wiser now.
When Polly and Erik run into each other in the most clichéd way possible, it shouldn’t have meant anything.
In his arms, Polly felt safer than she ever has before.
Lost in her eyes, Erik sees a future he’d given up on.
They try to fight it. Try to deny something neither is prepared for. But when his own insecurities put her in harm’s way, Erik knows protecting Polly’s life is more important than continuing to wreck his.
Anna began writing when she thought the world would want to hear her sick lyrics through song. Since then, she's realized her childhood dream wasn't so far-fetched, just misguided. Now she writes romance with real emotions and happy endings. If Anna isn't writing or reading, she can be found by a space heater painting her nails and drinking a ridiculous amount of Diet Dr Pepper. She also likes to hang out with her husband and two boys. If it wasn't for them, she wouldn't ever leave the house. Anna was born in Wisconsin but now lives in the Evergreen State.
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Tough love, learning the difference between having a family and having no family and then the “chosen family” that aren’t related to you and fate are some of the things I would say to describe this story. Erik and Polly each have their own baggage to hurdle through and overcome, but when you smack into the person literally it might not have been an accident. It was like fate intervened for them and put them together at just the right time.
The chemistry between these two were instant and that is OK, cause I truly believe there can be love at first sight. You may not know it’s love then, but you will as you progress in the relationship. Erik was the protector not only in his job, but when it came to Polly as well. Polly is sweet and naïve when it comes to men based upon her upbringing. While they both had reservations about pursing a relationship and the hurdles that came into play, you will see that how the story ends up is how it should. These two could not be a more perfect pair and their attraction and passion is fan worthy.
While I found out that this was book 3 in a series, each book could be read as a standalone and any crossovers I felt were discussed to give us enough background to understand the story. I’m curious about the Firm team and the other secondary character’s story so when I get a chance to read the other books it will probably be like a light bulb going off and saying ahh so that explains the snippet we seen in the other book. It does not at all leave you feeling like you need to read the other books. You feel the emotions and might just want to cry at times or try to hide the tears at least.