After a childhood spent moving from army base to army base, independent minded Nettie Brooms is determined to secure a stable life and never become involved with a military man Then she meets incredibly handsome and charming Ashton Sinclair, a dedicated colonel in the US Marines who s intent on capturing her heart no matter what it takes Now Nettie s wondering how a man she swore she would avoid could so easily test her resolve by igniting an irresistible passion she can t walk away from Good readI was pleasantly surprised by the characters in this book It was nice to have a positive spin on relationships with people of color Although there was a lot of different couples all in love or falling in love, I am glad it didn t take too much focus off the main couple This story wasn t really believable with everyone falling in love at first sight but it was still a good read. This was such a sweet book Ashton sees Nettie and falls head over heels for her The great thing is Nettie is not svelte and model gorgeous She s a little surprised that Ashton is so attracted to her She s used to guys seeing her as the cuddly friend type Another problem with the blooming courtship is that she swore off military men since she grew up a military brat Ashton is a military guy, so he has a plan of attack I really liked how tried and true Ashton was He refused to give up unti This was such a sweet book Ashton sees Nettie and falls head over heels for her The great thing is Nettie is not svelte and model gorgeous She s a little surprised that Ashton is so attracted to her She s used to guys seeing her as the cuddly friend type Another problem with the blooming courtship is that she swore off military men since she grew up a military brat Ashton is a military guy, so he has a plan of attack I really liked how tried and true Ashton was He refused to give up until Nettie gave him her heart and her trust I liked that Ashton wasn t a player, like most of Brenda Jackson srecent heroes He was a great looking guy, but he didn t spend his time loving and leaving them It was cool how we see glimpses of his half Cherokee heritage as he woos Nettie and after they get married One of my favorites by Brenda Jackson Good read for sure this book was so awesome I m read it in one night Ashton Sinclair all alpha high ranking Marine superior office had his sight an vision set on suave established club owner Netherland Broome Nettie doesn t do military After being raised a military brat an surrounding by all military she was adamant an gave part Native American an African American Ashton a run for his money Romantically suspenseful with a riveting plot I could not put it down Brenda Jackson magically delicious in a Mandari this book was so awesome I m read it in one night Ashton Sinclair all alpha high ranking Marine superior office had his sight an vision set on suave established club owner Netherland Broome Nettie doesn t do military After being raised a military brat an surrounding by all military she was adamant an gave part Native American an African American Ashton a run for his money Romantically suspenseful with a riveting plot I could not put it down Brenda Jackson magically delicious in a Mandarin way