From Here To You
Series: Crash & Burn #1
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Forever Romance - Grand Central Publishing
Releases: August 21, 2018
As Darby Dixon sits in a tiny Texas church bathroom on her wedding day holding a positive pregnancy test, she realizes that of all the bad decisions she's made in her life, marrying her abusive fiancé would be the worst. She's never been able to stand up for herself, but she'll sure as hell stand up for her baby. With just the cash she has on hand, she runs to get a bus ticket to the farthest place she can afford. Between her sheer grit and pageant-queen smile, she lands a job as a front desk clerk at the Colorado Springs Hotel. It's not a glamorous life, but she and her baby are all that matters.
A former Marine, Scott "Trex" Trexler has worked in the most dangerous, corrupt, war-torn places on earth. Now he finally has a chance to return to the last place he'd felt at peace--Colorado Springs, Colorado, to take a new job with the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, a top-secret military installation buried deep within the granite.
The moment Trex walks into the inn, Darby knows he's dangerous. There's no way she wants to get involved with another man who seems to be keeping way too many secrets. As charming and devastatingly gorgeous as Trex is, he clearly isn't telling her everything. But as wildfires rage on the mountain and Darby's ex-fiancé shows he isn't so willing to let her go, both she and Trex are soon to find out that what you don't know absolutely can hurt you.
Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.
Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestsellerBeautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Beautiful Oblivion, book one of the Maddox Brothers series, also topped the New York Times bestseller list, debuting at #1.
Jamie lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with her husband, Jeff, and their three children.
Darby Dixon never thought her life would turn out quite like this, she currently finds herself sitting in a church bathroom hiding out from a despicable man that she supposed to marry, full well knowing that he doesn't love her the way he should, and she is emotionally and physically exhausted from the constant battles that they have. She knows there is no way she can survive a lifetime with him, especially now that she knows they are expecting a child, she just can't bring herself to subject her child to the kind of life she currently lives, her only option is to run. There is a good chance he will find her at some point, but staying just isn't an option, so she grabs her purse, and heads for a side door of the church that leads to her friends waiting vehicle and her ticket out of the crap storm she has found herself in. There has to be something better for her and her baby out there, and she is determined to find it, even if she has to give up everything she knows to do it, and who knows maybe someday she find the kind of love she has always dreamed about finding... maybe even sooner than she expected!
Being a former Marine, means Scott "Trex" Trexler has seen the face of danger more times than he can count, and fortunately he has lived to tell about it, but doing so would mean he would have to face his demons and that just isn't something he is comfortable with. He wasn't ready to leave the service, but an injury he suffered while on duty made that decision for him, so now he does the next best thing; providing security for government facilities. His current top-secret mission has taken him to Colorado Springs, to the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, and to a town he has become to enjoy visiting. And one step closer to meeting the one woman he was meant to find... he has been dreaming of her for years now, and now that he has found her he has no plans of letting her go. Even if it means he has to fight for her...
From Here To You is the first installment in the Crash and Burn series, and our introduction to Trex and Darby, two wounded souls in desperate need of saving. These two were quite the pairing, both scarred from their pasts, both struggling to overcome them, and both quite determined to not let them defy them. When they met one another, they meet the other half of themselves that they have been missing and never knew existed, and boy was it fun to watch them travel down this road of self discovery, and healing. It has been a while since I have read a book by this author, but within minutes of starting this story I was quickly reminded why I love her books so much, the feels they bring are incomparable, and can be deeply felt and are long lasting. I am really excited about this new series from her and I look forward to making return visits and having the opportunity to meet more of her endearing characters! I highly recommend you get your hands on this one, it's loaded with feels that are certain to put a major squeeze on your heart and linger with you long after the last page is swiped!
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