Cole (Wounded Sons #5) by Leah Sharelle
Cole Stephens lives his life in the shadows. His role in Team FIVE demands it. Staying under the radar, and embracing the darkness is how he earned his mission name, Ghost. He leaves no trail, has no ties, and do not look for complications. He likes his life, following in the footsteps of his hero. His father.
Until one mission when tragedy strikes, suddenly Cole forgets his self-control and finds a moment of solace out of the darkness in the arms of a temptress. And just like that, Cole craves the light over the darkness.
Oaklee Banks, has had a lot thrown at her in her twenty-two years. A product of a teen pregnancy, she spent her childhood knowing what it felt like to be unwanted by her own parents. Her teen years were a succession of being hospitalised trying to overcome a disorder caused by her parent’s lack of concern and love. Had it not been for her loving grandparents and bestie, Thayer, she would have never crawled out of the hell she lived for years.
Finally healthy and finding her way in life, Oaklee was content with her path. Then, after one night with her boss’s son, she discovered why the universe chose to save her. Cole was everything to her, he did not see a sick woman, he did not see her as a pest. He saw her.
Can Cole and Oaklee have it all? Or will their choice to be together splinter everything that is important to them?
This book absolutely ripped my heart out! But it was still so good, I’d read it all over again, just to get to the absolutely amazing HEA! Cole and Oaklee are a couple that are meant to be together, meant to heal each other, meant to make each other better. This story is a gotta have it, right now, kinda story!
Oaklee is the kind of character that you love right from the beginning, and you don’t know why. She has the type of personality that hits you in the gut, and then you find out what she has been through, and you want to slay all of her dragons, destroy all of the demons that haunt her. She is my favorite type of character, the one that sticks with you, and you come back to time and time again.
Cole! He is the type of soldier his father can be proud of. He has lived his life the way he has, just for that reason. Everything he does is to make his father proud of him. When the worst happens, and he is at his lowest, he defies his father’s wishes, and finds out that sometimes, you have to live for yourself!
This book was absolutely amazing! Cole and Oaklee’s story was devastating, harsh, but at the same time, hopeful, and revitalizing. It left me feeling determined. If they could overcome everything life threw at them, so could I! This book, this entire series, is a must read! As much as I loved the Wounded Souls MC, the Wounded Sons takes everything from their parents and multiplies it! Pick This Book Up ASAP!!!!!