Here with Me
Book 1, The Archer Brothers
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Ryley Clarke has grown up with the military in her blood, with both parents serving their country. Ryley knows the risks of being married to the military. But when the unthinkable happens, and her future husband is killed in action, Ryley can barely survive... until Evan's twin brother, Nate, helps her pick up the pieces.
After serving on a special mission with the military for six years, Evan Archer returns home to find the unthinkable - the love of his life, Ryley Clarke - engaged to his brother, Nate. With Nate on deployment, Evan needs to figure out what happened in his absence, and more importantly, how to win Ryley back from the man he once considered his best friend, but now thinks of as his rival.
Their story continues in CHOOSE ME
Here With Me
I love the way this book is written. Suspenseful and lots and lots of emotional commitment. Great book!
The stories told from both Ryley and Evan's POV. Each person is talking to the therapist. The therapist is rehashing the past of when Evan and Ryley met. The therapist is trying to disclose what happened to both of them for the last six years when he was considered dead.
I like the story concept it's appealing. I want to understand why Evan was on a mission for six years receiving supplies and given updates on Ryley and his son when Ryley was told he was dead. That's what is so frustrating with this story. I want that answered and yet I feel Heidi is taking the long way around the block to give me those answers. I'm not feeling compelled by the story. The point or journey to get those answers is tedious and tiring.
I admire Evans determination to win back Ryley. But I'm more concerned with why Ryley does not question the cover up and continues to stay committed to Nate when so many lies were told.
It's really tortuous to read at this slow progression. I don't like how Heidi is making me fall in love with Evan and feel sorry for his desperation at winning back Ryley because I feel like Ryley is going to stay committed to Nate.
The entire first book is spent with Evan spending time with his family. Nate was on a mission. The first book only hinted that maybe the four returning SEALS might be in danger. The reader is left with no closure on this matter. Nate returns home at the end, so we'll have to read the second book to find out how Ryley is going to deal with this dilemma.
It was a good but slow building story. I would have preferred more answers from this first book, but I'll bite and wait for the second story to be released.
Well written, easy to follow, makes you want to know what happens next!