No one said change was easy…
Savannah Boudreaux knows what it is to hurt. To bleed. To be afraid that the man she’s promised to be true to until “death do us part” might in fact separate them far sooner than anyone had ever anticipated. But Van also knows what it is to survive. To move on. To live life to the fullest. With five brothers and sisters and a loving mother as her constant source of strength during the pain and the healing, Van realizes there is little else she needs.
But some things never change…
Benjamin Preston sat on the sidelines of the Boudreaux family for years, in love with a woman he couldn’t have. As the best friend of the Boudreaux brothers since childhood, Ben has seen both tragedies and joys in the family. And as a former MMA fighter and Krav Maga expert, Ben’s used to fighting for what he wants—and winning. His hands were tied when Savannah married her high school sweetheart not long after graduation, but now two years have passed since Ben found Savannah broken in her own home.
Sometimes what you need most has been right in front of you the whole time…
Van’s convinced that happiness isn’t in the cards for her, no matter how right it feels to be in Ben’s strong arms—and his bed. Ben is determined to win her heart and fight for her trust. He’s promised to protect her, to be her friend. But more than anything, he wants to finally make her his, and this is one fight he’s not willing to lose.
4 out of 5 stars
So, I skipped book 5 and went into book 6 (and I think I’m going to skip book 5 altogether, tbh, given the storyline). Book 6 of the Boudreaux series is the story of Vanessa, the sister who endured a tremendous amount of abuse at the hands of her former husband, who is now in jail. Two years after her ordeal, Van is ready to move on, and the person she’s ready to move on with her life, and she knows the perfect person for the job.
Ben Preston has been part of the Boudreaux family forever. He is best friends with Eli and has been a part of Van’s life forever. He’s also been in love with Van forever. But he’s always considered Van off limits because of her brothers. That’s all about to change.
This is going to be a short review because I’m super busy and don’t have a lot of new things to say. There was not a lot of original content – except for the ridiculous story line with Van’s ex-husband. It was so over the top and not really believable, and quite frankly, added nothing to the story. It was also quite predictable. There were also a few storylines that weren’t wrapped up – that was kind of annoying.
Overall, it was an enjoyable story, and I will continue to read anything Kristen Proby writes.