From Here To You by Jamie McGuire ~ Live & Review

From Here To You by Jamie McGuire ~ Live & ReviewAlso by this author: All the Little Lights
From Here to You by Jamie McGuire
ISBN: 1538730014
Series: Crash & Burn
Published by Forever on August 21, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Military, Suspense
Pages: 384
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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



“Alone in a dark room, wrapped in the arms of Scott Trexler, I felt anything but afraid.”


About Jamie McGuire

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists in all four categories. Beautiful Oblivion, book one of the Maddox Brothers series, also topped the New York Times bestseller list, debuting at #1. In 2015, books two and three of the Maddox Brothers series, Beautiful Redemption and Beautiful Sacrifice, respectively, also topped the New York Times, as well as a Beautiful series novella, Something Beautiful. In 2016, Beautiful Burn made an appearance on the New York Times and USA Today, and was also named iBooks’ Romance Book of the Year. The same year, A Beautiful Funeral also topped the New York Times bestseller list.

Novels also written by Jamie McGuire include: apocalyptic thriller and 2014 UtopYA Best Dystopian Book of the Year, Red Hill; the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy; Apolonia, a dark sci-fi romance; and several novellas, including A Beautiful Wedding, Among Monsters, Happenstance: A Novella Series, and Sins of the Innocent.

Jamie is the first indie author in history to strike a print deal with retail giant Wal-Mart. Her self-published novel, Beautiful Redemption hit Wal-Mart shelves in September, 2015.

Jamie lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with her husband, Jeff, and their three children.

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