CHICA BELLA by CARLY FALL ~ Blog Tour Stop (Review, Excerpt & Giveaway)
Landon “Blackhawk” Walker is ready to get out of the Navy SEALs. He has seen and done enough, and can’t wait to get to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where three tasks await him: get back into civilian mode, take a boat out to the El Arco Rocks, and win back the heart of the woman he lost because of his career.
Maya Gonzalez has tired of the heartbreak that comes with Landon’s deployments year after year. When he walks back into her life, she cannot deny her heart, despite her reservations.
As they lose themselves in each other and the beauty of Cabo, their passion is rekindled once again, but Maya knows that one phone call means deployment for Landon, putting an end to their reunion, and possibly their relationship.
This contemporary romance is part of the Honor Guard Series. Carly Fall does an amazing job giving us a full story all wrapped in the perfect novella package. I give it a sold 4 star rating!
Landon Walker has spent the last 17 years serving his country and witnessing blood, death and heartbreaking sorrow. He is the total package of tall dark and handsome and oh yes some very yummy tattoos….. Landon has traveled the world as a sniper for the Navy Seals but for the past 3 years his heart has been anchored in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Maya Gonzalez loves her job at the local resort and remains firmly planted in her home town. She has a close knit family that cares for her deeply. Maya struggles with her on and off relationship with Landon.
Carly Falls does an amazing job pulling the reader into the storyline. We feel both Landon's heartbreaking angst and Maya believing she will always be second to Landon's career.
Will Landon and Maya find their HEA? Will Landon be called back up for duty?
“Where were you?” she finally asked, her voice quiet.
He didn’t look at her, but he felt her body tense next to his. “Were you hurt?”
He shrugged, but then thought better of trying to blow off her questions. Maya had always said she wanted nothing but honesty from him, and he had been the one to offer this Q&A.
“I took some shrapnel in my chest, but it was all superficial.” He gazed down at her as she studied his chest as if she could see the wounds he was talking about.
“Did you kill?” she whispered, her stare never leaving his chest.
Dammit. This was the part he hated because she abhorred violence, but killing was his job. If he didn’t take out the bad guys, they would kill American soldiers, and he would be damned if that happened on his watch. “Yes.”
She closed her eyes for a moment.
“Did you think of me?”
“Oh, God, Maya.” He put his finger under her chin and turned her face to his. Her brown eyes sparkled with tears that made his heart feel as though it might quit beating. “Maya, it’s always you. It’s thinking of you that made me want to stay alive. It’s the thought of your smile, your face, your body pressed up against mine that kept me warm at night, the sound of your laughter that made me smile when I felt like I couldn’t smile again. Maya....”
He didn’t know what else to say, so he did what he had wanted to do since the day he left her almost a year ago.
He brought his lips to hers.
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