Breaking His Code
Book 1, Away From Keyboard
Patricia D. Eddy
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“Love isn’t an emotion. Love is a promise.” –Doctor Who
My life has been one big broken promise. So I can’t risk putting my heart on the line. It’s all I have left. I’m safe behind my keyboard: working as a computer programmer, running VetNet, an online support group for military veterans, and gaming.
Until West–a former SEAL and my gaming partner–begs me to meet him IRL (in real life). I didn’t expect to feel anything. But one look, one touch, and I knew I was in trouble. So I fled like a coward. Back to the safety of my job, and the deadline that could make—or break—my whole career. Problem is, he followed.
“You are loved by so many and so much and by no one more than me.” –Doctor Who
On paper, my life looks great. Purple Heart, honorable discharge, enough SEAL missions under my belt to be a bit of a legend at the Naval Academy. But my quiet civilian existence isn’t all it seems. My business is tanking, and I can’t sleep more than a few hours before I wake up screaming. Sweating. Alone.
And then I met her. Cam’s been through the kind of hell that only someone like me can understand. And though she hides her secrets behind a veil of sharp wit and a salty mouth, I see her. If only she weren’t so terrified of feeling. When I’m forced back into a life I thought I’d left behind, she’s the one thing I’m afraid to lose. But will she be there for me? Or will she let her past drive us apart?
This one is a gem!
Characters with complex vulnerabilities always grab me by the heart while they draw me right into their story and that's exactly what happened with Cat, West, Royce and several other principal characters in this 5 star read. Cam is a computer programmer in business with her former CO Royce, and when she's not working 12 hour days writing code she's in online chat forums providing much needed morale support for her fellow vets. She's desperately longing for a connection outside of her workaholic existence but she's got physical and emotional scars that seem in surmountable. As tensions rise in both areas of her life there are sudden complications that threaten both her job, her security and the life of someone very dear to her. Part character study and part romantic suspense, I was fully engaged in this story from the first chapter to the last and I recommend it to computer geeks, romantic suspense fans and those who thrive on a gritty heroine who risks it all on a chance for a better tomorrow. I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
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I’ve read Ms. Eddy before and she is climbing her way up my authors list. Her books never disappoint. I liked and felt with Cam and West. There was depth and originality. The secondary characters were good. The books pacing was just right and I never felt there was a lull. Overall great read and I will for sure read future books. I definitely recommend!