Series: Crimson Point #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Crimson Point
Also in this series: Buried Lies, Shattered Vows, Rocky Ground
Also by this author: Fast Kill, Fast Fury, Buried Lies, Shattered Vows, Rocky Ground, Toxic Vengeance, Lethal Edge
An elite warrior struggling to find his place in the civilian world.
Weary from his years on the battlefield, SF Captain Beckett Hollister has returned home to Crimson Point to take over the family business for his dying father. But adjusting to life outside the military is harder than he imagined, and being back home forces him to confront things he’d rather not face. Including the one woman he shouldn’t want and can’t have—his best friend’s little sister.
A love that was always meant to be.
Town vet Sierra Buchanan has known Beckett her entire life. She’s crushed on him for years, but because of his relationship with her family, the stubborn man refuses to see her as more than the girl he grew up with. As tragedy brings them together, neither of them realizes that the sins of Beckett’s past have come home to haunt him. When Sierra becomes the target of his unforeseen enemy, Beckett must vanquish his demons to save her.
Fractured Honor kicks off a new series by Cross set in a small town on the Oregon coast and features a special forces hero who has returned home after leaving the military. He has always loved his friend’s sister, but now he is home and they are both single. He feels that he absolutely cannot get involved with her. She is too wonderful for the likes of him.
Beckett is such a good guy. He is home to take over the family business from his dying father and hires many of his veteran buddies to help them reacclimate to civilian life. He adopts a dog because the little girl who lives next door didn’t want it to be put to sleep. He tries to support a fellow veteran even when the guy is being a jerk.
Sierra is also such a good person. A veterinarian, caring friend, and loving daughter, she spends her life helping other people and animals. She has always had a thing for Beckett, but she thinks he sees her only as a little sister.
There is an undercurrent of suspense that helps propel the story beyond just a small town romance. In addition to that, Beckett’s dad is terminally ill and that hangs over the story. Also, there are several other characters introduced whose stories I am very curious about! Overall, Fractured Honor delivers really likable characters, a picturesque setting, and just enough danger to keep the story moving!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: best friend’s sister, small town
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Attempted child abuse occurs in the story « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler