Title: Hers to Heal
Author: Vonnie Davis
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept
Date of Publication: November 22, 2016
Number of Pages: 277
POV: 3rd person
Series: Black Eagle Ops
Her Survivor – Book 1
Hers to Heal – Book 2
Where you can find this book: Amazon
In this powerful, sensual romance from the author of Her Survivor, a broken woman meets a shattered warrior—and discovers a passion strong enough to heal each other’s deepest wounds.
Navy SEAL Reece Browning sacrificed body and soul in the line of duty. He survived torture at the hands of America’s enemies but lost his career and his voice in the process. Traumatized and desperate to get his PTSD under control, Reece escapes to Eagle Ridge Ranch. Under the big Texas sky, he finds peace, a renewed sense of purpose—and a woman who makes him feel like a man again. Her smile lights up his dark days, and her caress helps him forget the night terrors.
Ex-Marine Gina Wilson also bears painful scars: emotional wounds inflicted by men she once trusted with her life. She has fought hard to overcome her demons and build a good life for her daughter, and Reece is too intense, too damaged, too raw to let into her heart. Yet she’s drawn irresistibly to his steely gaze and heated embrace. No one else understands what it’s like to suffer in silence. And when Gina’s daughter is threatened, it’s Reece who risks everything to save the day.
I am beginning to become a big fan of Vonnie Davis. This series that I have been reviewing (Black Eagle Ops) has struck a chord with me. Call me a sap, but I do not like seeing people (even fictional people) in pain and Reese, Ashley and JJ were in a ton of it. My heart broke reading why Reece suffered from PTSD. It broke, even more, when it was revealed what happened to Ashley.
I really liked Gina. Liked her a lot. She took no crap from Reese, at all. Which is fine because a man like Reese needs a strong female who he can’t push around. And he couldn’t definitely push her around….lol.
Piper had to have been my favorite character in the whole book, along with Junebug. She was a 6-year-old wise guy. Her immediate latch on to Reece to be her Daddy was hilarious as was his reaction when she told him. I mean, she flat-out told him that he was going to be her Daddy. I did find that she would morph from sounding 6 to sounding 18 and then back in the same sentence. The first time it happened, it threw me off. Didn’t take away from Piper’s cuteness, though.
Once the secondary plot got going, it didn’t lack for anything. The action was great and I did end up in tears when Reese did what he did.
The end was pretty typical and I loved it. I do hope that there is going to be a story on Ashley and JJ or any of the other members of the group.
How many stars will I give Hers to Heal: 4
Why: I loved the romance of this book. Reece and Gina were perfect together (and I love the nicknames they gave each other: Tool Belt and Blondie).
Will I reread: Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends: Yes
Age Range: Adult
Why: Sex, violence, and language
**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**