By: Nicolette Day
Series: Falling for You #2
My Copy: Netgalley.com
When one touch isn’t enough, why resist?
Road trips are supposed to be fun. Or, at least, full of hot sex. For photographer Lilly Grayson, the fifteen-hour drive to her friend’s wedding with Nate Jennings will be neither. Not that Nate isn’t sexy—the man is six-foot-three-inches of mouth-watering Marine. But Lilly’s been there, done that…and he walked away. Now it’s time for a little payback. The kind that’ll make a man desperate for a taste of what he can’t have.
And Nate wants a taste—so badly that he can barely keep his hands on the wheel. But the scars and ghosts of his last tour still haunt him. He can’t give into temptation, not this time. Lilly deserves a whole man—one who can love her the way she deserves to be loved, even if she doesn’t believe it can happen. And that can’t be Nate. Not when he’s leaving again in two weeks, and this time, he’s not sure he’ll return…
Jackie read the first book in this series and really like the story. It took me about half way though this book to realize that it was the second book in the series (I completely missed out on the first) but honestly, it all flowed very well to me. I didn’t have to read the first book to make true sense of the plot that was brewing in Tempted by the Soldier. Day gives you the background of Lilly and Nate’s time together in the first book and here I sat, reading, loving every bit of their hatred/lust for each other. I heart relationships that start off with lust and then turn to hatred with a small side of lust, and switches back and forth between the two (if the book is written right and this one was.)
Nate equals sexy, hands down. His mission is to pick up Lilly, whose flight is delayed, and get her to his brother’s wedding; a road trip that tests all of their limits and I mean all of their limits. Lilly’s plan is to seduce Nate until he realizes what he walked out on. Nate’s plan is to ignore Lilly and keep his hands to himself. The moments that they hated each other, I loved. The moments that they wanted each other, I loved. But what I loved the most are the moments where they got to know each other because they are stranded with each other in the eye of the storm. Nate realizes that Lilly is not a princess as he originally thought. Lilly finds that Nate is battling PTSD and discovers that Nate is trying to save Lilly from being another causality around him. These realizations deepened both characters to the readers but also each other, making a start of a solid foundation for a relationship.