Lives ripped apart, shattered and rebuilt.
Evan and Nate Archer: Brothers, best friends, warriors and now enemies. Both in love with the same woman. Both determined to fight for what they want.
Nate Archer promised to protect Ryley Clarke in the event Evan didn’t make it back. It’s a promise between brothers since the early days of basic training. Nate never considered that his feelings, long buried since high school, would resurface and grow stronger.
Evan Archer wants answers. He wants someone to pay. After being gone for an unprecedented amount of time, nothing is making sense now that he’s home. Most of all, he can't understand how his brother ended up engaged to his fiancée. Evan is determined to uncover the mystery, and win back his family.
The Archers are about to fight dirty.
Our kisses turn soft, less eager, but with more passion. Her hands move from my chest and onto my neck as her fingertips play with my earlobes. Horns honk in the background causing her to pull away, but not before I get another taste of her lips. I don’t know about her, but I’m having a hard time catching my breath and when she pulls away, the pink flush of her cheeks tells me she felt something too.
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup, two Parakeets, Gonzo & Hedwig, and their newest addition of a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, Jill.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.
♥ Books by Heidi McLaughlin ♥
Forever My Girl - The Beaumont Series #1
My Unexpected Forever - The Beaumont Series #2
Finding My Forever - The Beaumont Series #3
Finding My Way - The Beaumont Series #4
My Everything - A Beaumont Series Novella
12 Days of Forever - A Beaumont Series Novella
Lost in Us - A Lost in You Novella
The Archer Brothers
Here with Me
**4-4.5 Intense Stars**
Choose me is the continuation of Here with Me and it was one of the most anticipated sequels of the year for me. I knew that this book would be really angsty and I wasn't wrong about it.
If you haven't read book 1 , this review may contain spoilers for you.
Nate gets back home and he finds his twin brother. The brother that was supposed to be dead six years now. Evan had been told that Nate knew about their condition at the jungle, so he's suspicious and very angry at his brother, who took his place, while he was on a mission for six years. Things are quite tense, since Nate got engaged with his fiance, Ryley, getting ready to marry anytime soon and because Evan's son, EJ, calls Nate 'Daddy', something that really hurts Evan.
"He's taken my girl, my son, my dog and my house and if he thinks that I'm going to walk away gracefully, he's got another thing coming."
They all wonder why they were on a mission for so long, taking care packages from their loved ones, getting updates on their lives, while their families had received the news that they were dead and they had buried them? What kind of conspiracy is going on? Who was close enough to their families to send them those packages? Who knew that they were alive, but was pretending otherwise? How are they going to untangle this mess now? Who is Ryley going to choose?
"She's a woman being torn in half by two men, both of whom she loves for different reasons, both of whom want her for themselves."
I'm not sure how I should start describing this book. One thing is absolutely certain. It provokes so many emotions that I was all over the place. I could feel frustration, agony, sadness, happiness, confusion. It's a really wonderful roller-coaster of emotions.
"My mind is telling me to run. To run fast and far without looking back because looking back holds too much pain, and I'm so tired of feeling broken... My heart is telling me to fight for her, show her that she is still my one and only even if she already knows it.
I loved the parts where everyone was trying to solve the pieces of that puzzle. I was so confused, so anxious and the suspense was so intense. I can't say I hadn't predicted a few parts and even though there were twists and turns, I wasn't so surprised.
I was really satisfied with how everything fell smoothly in place and we didn't have unnecessary drama. Usually love triangles are quite difficult, but for me it was clear, who she belonged with. I wanted so much for Evan to get his HEA , but not at Nate's expanse. I don't think that anyone will be disappointed with how the author handled their situation. At least I wasn't.
Why not 5? : I loved the first book so much more for some reason and I didn't want to 'devalue' my love for it. I also thought that a few parts were predictable & I didn't really like how dirty the brothers were playing because of Ryley. I do believe that this book is excellent and I totally recommend the series.
Arc was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.