Series: SWAT Generation 2.0 #11
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Kilgore, TX
Also in this series: Just Kidding, Fries Before Guys, Maybe Swearing Will Help, Ask Me If I Care, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Join the Club, Any Day Now, Say It Ain't So, Officially Over It, Depends on Who's Asking
Also by this author: Execution Style, Charlie Foxtrot, Coup de Grace, Right to my Wrong, Shock Advised, Hail No, Beard Mode, Lights To My Siren, Fear the Beard, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie , I'm Only Here for the Beard, Dragons Need Love, Too , Oh, My Dragon, Kevlar To My Vest , Keys To My Cuffs, Life To My Flight , Hissy Fit, Talkin' Trash, Lord Have Mercy, Hide Your Crazy, How About No, I'd Rather Not, Make Me, Sinners are Winners, If You Say So, Just Kidding, Herd That, Fries Before Guys, Crazy Heifer, Maybe Swearing Will Help, Keep it Classy, Chute Yeah, Get Bucked, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Somethin' About That Boy, Join the Club, Any Day Now, Say It Ain't So, Officially Over It, Depends on Who's Asking, Repeat Offender, Conjugal Visits, Jailbait, Quit Bein' Ugly, Doin' a Dime, Kitty Kitty, No Rep, Gen Pop, Jerk It, Inmate of the Month , Chalk Dirty to Me, Shakedown , Always Someone's Monster, Make Me Your Villain , Rattle Some Cages
All he ever wanted was to matter to someone.
What he didn’t know was that he did matter to someone.
Someone that worried about him every single day that he was gone.
Malachi Gabriel Gnocchi was missing for two years. Thanks to a mission gone wrong, not only had he been captured, but his best friend along with his fellow teammates had been taken, too.
He spent two years in hell, hoping and praying that one day he’d get to go home.
And one day he does. Only, he isn’t the same person that left. Every single thing that made him Malachi is no more.
Sierra started writing to soldiers overseas through the soldier pen pal program when she was in high school. Years later, she had no idea that the one soldier that she’d been paired up with in the very beginning would be the one man that would change her world eight years down the road.
When the letters from her soldier stopped, she knew that something bad had happened.
When they started back up again two years after the last letter, she thought that someone was playing a joke on her.
Only, that joke wasn’t a joke at all.
The man on the other end of those letters is a man that’s dying slowly from the inside out.
He’s a living, breathing, mess and there’s only one thing she can do to help him.
Write him back and hope that she can bring him back from the edge.
Nobody Knows features Mr. November, Malachi, and his story is heartbreaking. He was a POW for 2 years and still bears many scars. He is back in Kilgore, trying to find some sense of “normal” in life. He is a police officer, but it isn’t his passion. Sierra began writing to Gabriel Malachi as a senior in HS and their epistolary story continued for years, including after he returned. But they never met.
I adored these two! They are not afraid to be who they are are-Malachi doesn’t hide that he loathes his parents. Sierra stands up to her family when they treat her poorly. When these two finally figure out they have been writing letters to each other for years, its so sweet. They might have just met, but they already knew they loved each other.
There is a crazy event at the end of the story that was shocking! This type of event happened in a previous story too and it threw me for a loop then! The stress is cranked up to 11 for sure, but I thought it was great. Nobody Knows will appeal to readers who love an epistolary romance, an independent woman, and a military man trying to heal.
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: a few
- Trope: fake relationship, epistolary
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
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- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler