"Touching and stupendously fresh... contemporary romance fans will savor every page."-- Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
Ian Sherwood may be gorgeous and a genius, but people skills aren't really his forte.Read more...
"Touching and stupendously fresh... contemporary romance fans will savor every page."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
Ian Sherwood may be gorgeous and a genius, but people skills aren't really his forte. Which is going to make for long nights indeed when he's sent to convalesce in a remote Canadian cabin with former medic Cecily Watts.
Years ago, former Marine Captain Cecily Knight fled her dark past and the nightmares forever haunting her nights. Alone in the remote Canadian wilderness, she survives day to day...until Ian Fairchild comes storming into her life and shatters her protective seclusion.
Aloof but intriguing, defensive but undeniable, Ian is everything Cecily shouldn't want but can't ignore. He watches her with shrewd blue eyes, as if determined to decipher her secrets...and for the first time in years, she finds herself coming alive beneath the hands of a man with too many scars to count.
As the hushed and harsh winter closes in around them, two lost souls find themselves on the precipice of a love that could save their lives...or destroy them forever.
Longest Night Series:
The Longest Night (Book 1)
The Deepest Night (Book 2)
Praise for The Longest Night:
"One of the best debuting romance writers in memory..."--Booklist, STARRED Review
"Refreshing and insightful... Braden will soon amass a strong readership."--Library Journal, STARRED Review
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-05-05
- Reviewer: Staff
In this touching and stupendously fresh debut, Braden proves that one doesn’t have to turn an entire genre on its head to get something new and exciting. For Cecily Knight, formerly a Marine captain, and Ian Fairchild, a hotshot criminal defense lawyer in need of a vacation, it’s neither love nor hate at first sight. The two begin as cordial strangers, forced by circumstances and by favors owed to share space in Knight’s remote cabin—he to avoid the temptation of relapse after an injury leaves him addicted to painkillers, she to avoid other people who might inadvertently trigger her PTSD. The two of them grow to respect, like, and then lust for one another, their relationship hindered by Ian’s overly logical approach to life and Cecily’s self-doubt and fear. Their blossoming is slow, steady, inevitable, and entrancing. Braden allows them to have their doubts and assumptions without making angst the focus of the plot, lending their story credibility and sweetness. Contemporary romance fans will savor every page. (July)