Friday, August 21, 2015

Review: War Wounded by Andria Large

After being cheated on twice, why would I ever put myself through that crap again? Marriage obviously isn't in the cards for me. Actually, my trust in women and love has pretty much been obliterated. And if I'm being completely honest, I really want nothing to do with it ever again.  Relationships? Possibly. Monogamy? Maybe. Love and marriage? Uh, hell no! If you could see me, you’d know I’m giving you the middle finger right now. 

Then this little spitfire, who has plagued my dreams, waltzes back into my professional life. She hires me to investigate her dirtbag fiancĂ©, whom she fears is cheating on her. When my findings are revealed, I offer her support and friendship...because I’m a nice guy like that.   

Is it possible that she is the one who can heal my damaged heart? Or are the wounds too deep?

*Warning: For mature audiences only. Contains some sensitive situations and graphic sex scenes. Please remember that this is a work of fiction and comes from my own imagination. 

4.5 Stars by Jen Skewes

War Wounded is book 2.5 in the War Trilogy.  This is Duke’s story, who happens to be best friends with the two main characters in this series.  I loved Duke in the first two books and was so excited to find out that Andria large was writing his story.  I fell in love with him even more in this one.

Duke is a vet and after coming home from his last tour he is not the same.  But it isn’t just the trauma of everything that he saw that has left him wounded.  His two cheating ex-wives have also contributed to his misery.  Leaving him not only with a broken heart but a very bitter man when it comes to women.  He has issues with trust and vows to never get married again.

Arianna is engaged to be married very soon but something is just not right when it comes to her relationship.  She suspects that her fiancĂ© has been cheating on her.  Instead of confronting him she hires Duke, who is also a PI, to help her find out for sure.  When Duke tells her that her suspicions are correct she ends it with her fiance.  Duke and Arianna have met briefly in the past and there is certainly an attraction there.  They are friends but slowly become more.  But with them both being betrayed by the people they loved, can they both get past their trust issues an be able to love again?

I loved Duke and Arianna together.  For one they had great chemistry together.  And the scenes between them were hot and sexy.  Duke can teach you a few things about how to turn a delicious cupcake into something very HOT.  Duke is sweet, funny and oh so sexy.  I loved the moments that they shared together.  Arianna was just what Duke needed in his life.  He had a hard time trusting woman, and rightfully so.  But Arianna also knows what he went through.  Duke will make you swoon and you will fall in love with Arianna.  Yes War Wounded is filled with some heartache but it is also filled with humor, and with moments that will just make you smile.  This love story between Duke and Arianna is sweet and sexy and one that I just loved.  Another wonderful job by Ms. Large. 

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