Series: Stokes #1
Author: Stacy L. Mantlo & C. Shivers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 27, 2015
Anyone who gets betrayed on her wedding day by her dear friend and her fiancé deserves a fresh start, a cosmic do-over. Leaving the past behind her, Indie loads up her slowly mending heart and heads for a new life in Florida. Adamant about staying single and being on her own, she’s not interested in anything but friendship, a new home, and life with no complications. That is until she crashes into the hotter-than-hell Gunner Stokes.
Busy with his brothers and their construction company, Gunner has no time for women. Plenty of heartbreak of his own has convinced Gunner to stay on track with business and his family. But when Indie literally crashes into him, she makes him second guess himself and everything he knows. Can Gunner save Indie from the trouble that she seems to find around every corner? Can Indie and Gunner heal each other from their pasts? Can Gunner convince Indie to take a chance on love?
I hadn't read anything written by either of these authors previously and was pleasantly surprised by this introduction. Indie Hughes is a sweet, beautiful girl that has been deceived and her heart is in shambles. She is looking for a fresh start without the complications that a new relationship would surely bring. Gunner Stokes is a gorgeous man that has had his fair share of relationship pitfalls and is not interested in repeating them any time soon. So, he is happy devoting his life to work and his family. That way of thinking has suited him just fine until Indie crashes into his life. Indie and Gunner have quite a few obstacles thrown into their path. It makes you wonder if they will be able to come out of them unscathed with their relationship intact. I really enjoyed the backstories of the characters and the way that the authors portrayed each of the main characters. The secondary characters were wonderful as well. I can’t wait to read the upcoming books for Gunner’s brothers; Wylie and Emmitt. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys reading this genre.
“I found myself holding my breath on more than one occasion whilst reading, damn Stacy can keep you on edge with her writing.” ~ NiccisBookBlog
“Pulled me in from the start ... Will have you LoLing in places and then teary the next and whats better…” ~ Amazon Reviewer
“This one was a hit for me. I liked the story about Gunner and Indie.” ~ Cranky Author Book Blog
C. Shivers is thirty eight year old mother of two wonderful young men. She is addicted to sweet tea and has a passion for reading and writing. Carla's way of unwinding from a hard day is getting lost in a book. She enjoys spending her time with her family and coming up with ideas of different stories for the next book.