Until There Was You by Jessica Scott
A by-the-book captain with a West Point background, Evan Loehr refuses to mix business with pleasure-except for an unguarded instance years ago when he succumbed to the deep sensuality of redheaded beauty Claire Montoya. Since that brief lapse in judgment, Evan has been at odds with her. But when he is asked to train a combat team alongside Claire, battle-hardened Evan is in for the fight of his life.
Strong, gutsy, and loyal, Captain Claire Montoya has worked hard to achieve her high military rank. In Evan Loehr, Claire sees a spoiled commander who puts the rules before everything else-including his people. Army orders force them together and Claire soon discovers that there is more to Evan than meets the eye. He too has dark secrets and deep longings. For all their differences, Evan and Claire share two crucial passions: their country and each other.
One of the things I like about romance novels is that most of them require no real thinking. You don't need to know much about what's going on you are just anxiously awaiting the good parts. Oh stop, you know what I'm talking about. The entire story centers around Clair and Evan who are trying to train a team of inexperienced people who are being deployed. If you know absolutely nothing about the Army you'll be fine because Jessica explains it all really well and it's easy to follow along.
I've got to be honest though- I kind of didn't like Claire. I KNOW, you always say I have a problem with the female leads and that's because I do. They are either too dumb for their own good or too much in the opposite direction and hard headed enough to be blind to the obvious. Claire falls into the hard headed category and that makes me like Evan more than I thought I would. I really thought Evan would be the tougher nut to crack but as it turns out, Claire's baggage tops Evan's. Go figure.
But overall it was a good read. It's everything you want out of a romance novel and it leaves you wanting more. Like a series. I'm just saying. It doesn't become available to the masses until October 8, but you can go HERE to preorder it for your device.