From Here to You by Jamie McGuire
Series: Crash & Burn
Published by Forever on August 21, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Military, Suspense
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As Darby Dixon sits in a tiny Texas church bathroom on her wedding day holding a positive pregnancy test, she realizes that of all the bad decisions she's made in her life, marrying her abusive fiancé would be the worst. She's never been able to stand up for herself, but she'll sure as hell stand up for her baby. With just the cash she has on hand, she runs to get a bus ticket to the farthest place she can afford. Between her sheer grit and pageant-queen smile, she lands a job as a front desk clerk at the Colorado Springs Hotel. It's not a glamorous life, but she and her baby are all that matters.
A former Marine, Scott "Trex" Trexler has worked in the most dangerous, corrupt, war-torn places on earth. Now he finally has a chance to return to the last place he'd felt at peace--Colorado Springs, Colorado, to take a new job with the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, a top-secret military installation buried deep within the granite.
The moment Trex walks into the inn, Darby knows he's dangerous. There's no way she wants to get involved with another man who seems to be keeping way too many secrets. As charming and devastatingly gorgeous as Trex is, he clearly isn't telling her everything. But as wildfires rage on the mountain and Darby's ex-fiancé shows he isn't so willing to let her go, both she and Trex are soon to find out that what you don't know absolutely can hurt you.
“Now I’m here, and she’s right across the street, and I have to act like haven’t been looking for her my entire adult life.”
This is a spin-off of the Maddox Brothers books. Even if it isn’t an official spin-off, it does have appearances and the timeline is in the same “world”. Trex (Scott Trexler) is the FBI agent that was investigating the dorm fire that Travis was involved in. He’s on a new assignment and in Colorado.
My heart broke for Darby. She had so much courage and was so brave. Watching the way Trex approached her and handled her was amazing. I don’t know that I was 100% sold on his belief and his unwavering commitment to knowing she was “the one”. I was told it a lot but I would have liked to “feel’ it more from him. I think they had great chemistry though and I just adored Trex.
I arched an eyebrow. “Finding religion, Trexler?”
He shook his head. “No. I found you.”
This is a fantastic start to a new series from Jamie. There are several characters that I hope get to have books. Several of them peaked my interest and I have my fingers crossed for them. Even though I enjoyed this book and I read it in one day I still can’t go higher than 4 stars. Besides what I mentioned above I just couldn’t get behind the insta love. I am definitely looking forward to the next book though