⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5
I loved this story of Grace and Dalton (Skid). Their paths crossed in an unconventional way, but Skid knew as soon as he saw Grace that he wanted more with her than slaying her dragon and laying her demons to rest. The only problem is that he wasn’t up front with her in the beginning and she doesn’t trust easily due to her past.
This was a tragic story that brought healing, revealed secrets, and led to Grace finding a real family that cared for her and would protect her at all costs. The characters were dangerous and great! This was my first read of H. J. Marshall’s books, but it won’t be the last. I loved the way she told this story and her ability to keep the reader interested waiting for the shoe to drop or for Grace to find out the secret Skid was keeping from her. I loved the characters and the story and I give it a 5-star review. I purchased the first book so that I can go back and read it, but I also put the Embattled Dreams Series on my wish list so that I can get those and read them as well.