Destination wedding consultant Willow Ambrose has fought a battle with the scale for much of her life, but she has finally won the war. By putting her past behind her and cutting off all contact with anyone who knew her before and, of course, controlling everything she can, Willow has carved out a new body and a new life. But when she comes face to face with someone who left an indelible mark on her heart years before, all that threatens to crumble.
Navy SEAL Nick Hershey is on medical leave, doing a friend a favor as a stand in “man of honor” at a beach wedding. He might not be that interested in the nuptials, but the wedding planner catches his eye the minute they meet. When he realizes Willow is really a girl he knew in college—and a girl he unintentionally hurt to the core—he knows he has some making up to do.
Willow has learned how to beat every temptation...but Nick’s sweet-as-candy kisses just might be the one thing she can’t resist. But the closer they get, the more the past threatens to tear them apart. Can they finally let go of a painful past in order to find a forever future?
Roxanne St Claire sure knows how to write sexy romantic stories. I loved the characters especially Nick "the kiss" Hershey, he's sexy, sweet, romantic but also emotional and carrying a lot of hurt/regret around. Love his story, especially after his Muse breaks him free. Willow, she's beautiful inside and out, she's one tough chick, she's sad at times and feels unloved but she's always smiling, and trying to be happy, she wow'd me. I also loved Willow's partners, Gussie and Ari, they are Funny as hell with their betting and they love Willow and wants what's best for her, cant wait for their HEA. Loved Donny and even Ona (I guess)...lol This story takes you on a emotional journey through Nick and Willow's past and present, you'll laugh, tear up and cheer and you'll fall in love. Although a few parts were a little predictable I thought the writer wrote from the heart and made this story wonderful. Can't wait to read the next one in this series. Great story...4.5 stars