Rafe (Wounded Sons #4) by Leah Sharelle
Rafferty ‘Rafe’ Walsh achieved his childhood dream and joined the military. Once he achieved that, he went further and became a top-notch sniper in Team FIVE, the most respected commando unit in the Australian army.
Rafe did not like to fail, not on the battle field, not with a weapon in his hands and not in his personal life.
Well, two out of three ain’t bad. With a failed marriage under his belt, Rafe did not think things could get worse. He was wrong. Tragedy struck just as Rafe thought he was out and free. He lived with the guilt, keeping it a secret, not only from his team, but from a woman he wished he met first. Saving Peyton was both a blessing and a curse. Blessed with her friendship, but he was doomed to stay there because of his past. How could he expect Peyton to understand when he could not forgive himself?
Peyton Duncan knew about loss. She experienced it in the worst way. First her boyfriend, then her parents and months later, the most important person in her life. Peyton did what she did not think she could, she picked herself up and made something of her life. And it was working out just fine until the universe decided to kick her butt one more time.
Meeting Rafe under dramatic circumstances was the best thing that ever happened to Peyton. He was her best friend, but she wanted more. Putting herself back out there meant trusting a man with her heart again. She thought she picked the right one this time, but Rafe had a secret that could derail their budding new romance.
Can love survive secrets? And what if the danger comes knocking for Peyton again? Is it all over, or will the universe give this perfect couple a break and let them live happily ever after?
This book left me completely astounded! That ending! OMG! My heart hurts! And I can’t wait for the next book, because I know that the author has something big in store for us. But still!
Rafe has had a hard life. And just when he thinks things are starting to look up, they always get worse. His past has taught him that he can’t depend on anyone but himself, and his team. But what he didn’t expect, was that with his team, came the Wounded Souls MC, and everyone that comes with that family. But he has secrets. Secrets that he has hidden from everyone. And he is about to find out what happens when hidden secrets don’t stay hidden.
Peyton’s life has been one tragedy right after another. But, with the help of the Wounded Souls, she is picking herself up and putting herself back together again. The question is, will she ever be put together enough to move on completely?
Rafe and Peyton’s story is dramatic, and surprising, and absolutely beautiful! I read their story in one sitting (when I probably should have been doing something else! LOL), unable to put it down. It was definitely a whirlwind, spinning my emotions in totally different directions! And that ending! It’s not a cliffie (which I hate!) but definitely sets the stage for the next book. I’m definitely looking forward to the next story, but in the mean time, I think it’s time to do a full re-read!