Following a wound suffered while on duty in Iraq, USAF Colonel Andrea "Andi" Armstrong accepts medical retirement as an infection setsin. Not even forty, Andi decides to move to a location where many veterans reside, the Florida Panhandle.
However, to her chagrin the rental she leases is next door to the home of Colonel Dave Armstrong, her former husband. Living near him would be difficult except for one problem, Andi is still attracted to her ex spouse. Dave is ecstatic as he feels he has a second chance to make it with the woman he never stopped loving.
The second chance at love is well written, but it is the look at military life during and after serving that make the tale special. The engrossing story line focuses on the themes of the impact of a married couple both being in the military hurting their relationship and on the impact of retirement at a relatively young age (twenty and double pass means you're out) though in Andi's case it is due to medical reasons. Merline Lovelace is at her best as she uses romance to place a powerful spotlight on life in and after the military.
Great story! For Andi, life after forced retirement from the Air Force couldn't seem more bleak. She's moved to Florida to try and de-stress only to find out her ex-husband lives next door! Col. Dave Armstrong has never stopped loving Andi and is thrilled to have her on his turf where he hopes to rekindle their love affair.
From the back of the book....
Forced to leave her beloved military life behind at the ripe old age of thirty-seven, USAF Colonel Andrea (Andi) Armstrong comes to the Florida panhandle for a fresh start. Little did she know -- at least until that auspicious knock on her neighbor's door -- that there were some things about her old life she wasn't quite finished with yet.
And evidently, if the expression on his love-struck face was any indication, her ex-husband, Colonel Dave Armstrong - aka said next door neighbor -- wasn't quite finished with her yet either. Hmmm. Who was it who said the best is yet to come? Maybe there was something to that after all...
If the reader isn't familiar with the USAF, it can get pretty boring pretty fast. I just couldn't make myself get past the fourth chapter.
Good military-themed romance.
Very good story by Lovelace (but I like most of her books!)This one deals with a woman who's forced to retire from the Air Force because of a bug she caught overseas. While recuperating she moves to Florida and rents a house only to discover she's living next door to her ex! He and her friend(who don't like each other a whole lot)work together to fix it so this happened. He's also a colonel in the AF and does the black ops type stuff. She works at finding what she wants to do with her life in case going back to the air force isn't an option and of course they work on their relationship. I enjoyed this one a lot.
This book is a bout a renewed romance between a ex husband and wife. The woman is starting over after she gets infected in Iraq with a bactria. This book is absolutely great and I would recommend it to any one that loves romance.
An Air Force Colonel on medical leave from the military moves to Florida and finds herself living next door to her ex (also an Air Force Colonel).