Series: Operation: Family #7
Author: Laura Marie Altom
Published: October 7/14 by Harlequin
Genre: contemporary romance
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Navy SEAL Cooper Hansen hasn't been home in more than a decade. He has never forgiven himself for the accident that killed his mother, and as far as he knows, neither has his family. But when his brother's widow, Millie, needs his help to save the Hansen ranch, Cooper can't stay away any longer.
Millie has always loved Cooper in some way—as a childhood friend, a high-school crush and then as a brother-in-law. Now that he's back in Brewer's Falls, she's discovering new, unexpected feelings for him. But if Cooper keeps holding on to the pain of the past, will he ever give their future together a fighting chance?
This is a very character driven novel. Their pasts are so directly tied to the present that it is all very present in the novel. At the same time, their present is so full of difficulties that they can’t see their way out of it. Getting to know these individuals while they come to terms with their new reality was quite enriching. Altom has developed them so well that you can’t help but love them. This goes for both the main characters and the supporting cast.
Overall, this was a quick, emotional read that kept my attention throughout. It is a brilliant addition to my library.