Don’t Say Goodbye (Taphouse Blues #2) by Heather Lyn
The one thing that controlled my life.
The reason I stayed.
But ultimately the reason I left.
Tragedy and emptiness marred my existence.
A fresh start was all I was after.
Instead, I found things I never expected.
Love. Happiness. A reason.
I found him.
Serve and protect.
Not just my career—it’s my life.
Climb the ladder, reach the top.
Finding love wasn’t a part of my priorities.
She wasn’t looking for a hero.
But life had other plans.
For her. For me.
Now we have to fight together.
Or I’ll lose her.
And I’m not about to let that happen.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve come to find that each author has specific areas in which the excel in their writing. Some authors are able to write a story so emotional that you are in tears from beginning to end. Some authors do better writing books that have you laughing throughout the story. Some authors write a story so full of drama and mystery, that you just can’t put down the book. Occasionally, you will find a book that hits all of the points that make a perfect romance. Don’t Say Goodbye is that book. It has everything I look for in a story.
Garrett Walker is a police officer. He seems to be a pretty straight forward guy. Friendly, family guy. He’s happy with his life. Until he meets Nacole. There is an instant connection between them, and he just can’t get her off his mind. Nacole has a brutal past, that she is trying to get away from. No one knows about that past, and she isn’t sure she wants anyone to know about it.
Disappointment after disappointment has led her to a new city where she knows no one, trying to find herself. She recognizes the connection with Garrett. She just doesn’t know if she can get over her past and move forward.
This book……my emotions were everywhere with this book. I cried. My heart hurt for Nacole. I laughed until I cried some more. (Those Walker boys are hilarious!) I can’t even express how much I loved this book. The author had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen next. And let’s not forget how HOT the connection between Garrett and Nacole was! Oh boy! Did I forget to mention he is a super sexy COP! Yup. This book is a must read for anyone that loves romance, suspense, and a great story!