Leif Andersson knows a lot of things. How to hunt terrorists, where to hide from his neurotic, overbearing sisters, when to make a reasonable judgement call, and why he’s never settled down with a woman. When a SEAL base opens in the small, coastal town of Bronze Bay, Florida, Leif knows it’s the perfect situation to shake things up after years of fighting a monotonous, global war. A simple place, to build a simple life turns out to be anything but when he meets and falls in love with her.
Dementia stole Malena Winterset’s mother. It also took her father. He abandoned them both a decade ago when the mental illness grew to be more than he could bear. As the primary caretaker for her mother, Malena spends her days planning parties and working at the Bronze Bay General Store. Her nights are spent at home, wishing for something more. When a SEAL base opens, a new, handsome face in town makes his presence known, but his affections come with rules.
1.) Two forms of birth control
2.) Never leave stuff at his place
3.) Be content to never meet his family
4.) Don’t fall in love with him
When the unthinkable happens, and three of the rules are shockingly, and accidentally broken, lives are changed forever.
At least Malena never left her toothbrush in his bathroom…
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Rachel Robinson grew up in a small, quiet town full of loud talkers. Her words were always only loud on paper. She has been writing stories and creating characters for as long as she can remember. After living on the west coast for many years, she now resides in Virginia with her husband and two children.
Crazy Good and Set in Stone are International Bestselling novels.
AW man, y’all. You’re gonna want this book. I’m not even sure where to begin with this one?? I mean, it had the alpha male that’s all “No, I don’t need no love thank you very much” and the girl that’s like “I can’t want love and I’m fine by myself.” Then they meet, and there’s that instant attraction that draws them together. There’s no messing around with these two, they both have their rules.
They live by their rules.
Malena Winterset had to grow up a long time ago. Her mother developed dementia when she was young, which caused her bum father to leave. She works her butt off to take care of her mother and pay the bills, and she’s got no time for love. When she meets Leif, she offers him all she can: one night.
Buuuuuut Leif isn’t down for that. Something about Malena calls him to want more in a way he never has. Even when he’s denying it to himself. Leif hasn’t had the time or energy for a relationship. Between the Navy SEALs and his crazy intrusive family, all he wants is a little no-strings-attached fun. But he doesn’t get it with Malena, because his heart beats “Mine” when he’s around her. So he gives her the rules, tells her not to fall in love with him, and claims her.
But what happens when the rules are broken? Laughter, heartbreak, TEARS (JESUS WOMAN), and best of all: Love. Almost all their rules are broken (they made sure to clean up after themselves when they left each other’s houses), but they’re both happy about it. Well… sort of.
This book has everything you will need. It’s heartbreaking, without too much angst. It’s got a hot SEAL, who wants to take care of his girl. A woman who has been taking care of everything for so long, she accepts the help. (Don’t get it twisted- she’s still independent as HECK, but everyone needs help sometimes.) If you like some drama without it being super dramatic and taking up the whole book, then you will L-O-V-E this book. There’s push and pull, but it’s not the entire book.