Coen Steele has spent the last five years serving his country. Now that he's back, he's finally ready to leave behind the chaos of the battlefield and pursue his lifelong dream. What he wasn't expecting was the feisty sister of one of his battle buddies—who has made it obvious that she wants nothing to do with him—to intrigue him in a way no woman has before.
Reagan Hudson's life changed in the blink of an eye six years ago when she found out she was pregnant and on her own. Since then, Reagan has vowed never to let another man into her life so that no one can walk out on her, or her son, again. But the more she runs into her brother's hot and mysterious friend, the more he sparks something in her that she promised herself she wouldn't feel again.
Can two people with everything to lose allow themselves to finally capture the love they both deserve?
Every once in a great while you stumble across a book that touches EVERYTHING you love in a book. And that's exactly what happened with Capturing Peace. I was hooked from page 1 and didn't stop until I was finished. As with every Molly McAdams book I've read, I've had tissues ready. I have no idea how she manages to write such emotional charged scenes that pull at my heart strings. I don't think she could ever top Taking Chances, but that is a hard one to beat.
I don't want to spoil this book for anyone because I went in without reading anything but the synopsis and I think that was great because I was able to feel what happened, not what somebody told me would happen. So I want to talk about the characters a little. Coen Steele. Holy hell, I'm a sucker for the men with troubled souls. And Coen Steele has exactly that! He is trying to live his life but he keeps having reoccurring nightmares of his time in battle. He has a heart of gold and it's so sad to see him struggle so hard with sleep.
Reagan is a single mother of a young boy, and is the sister to Coen's friend he went to war with. She is a strong person and could be super stubborn when it came to her heart, as well as her son's heart and I find that very heart-warming. She puts her child above her feelings foremost. The one character in this book that tore me to SHREDS was Brody Saco. We will get to hear his story in the next installment and I think it may give me a run for the money of breaking my heart worse than Taking Chances.
I've heard that people are docking stars based on how long the book was. That didn't factor in my review what so ever. It doesn't matter how long a book is as long as the story is being told properly and is heart-felt. You can tell Molly put her heart into this story because it's for somebody she is close to. When you get to the end of the book there is a link that leads to a website Molly had put up for Tyler's photo's. DON'T CLICK THE LINK UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE READ THE BOOK! And I suggest listening to the song as you do. I had chills the entire time I listened to the song and looked at the photos. It was such a beautiful way to end the story.
About Molly:Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. When she's not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies, fried pickles and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm ... or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren't really happening.
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